Do you ever feel like you’re aging much faster than you ever thought you would? Each year ticks by at the same speed as the one before it, yet somehow many of us wake up one day feeling like our youth has disappeared in a flash. One day we were young and energetic with plump, rosy skin, and the next thing we know, we don’t recognize the gentle lines we see appearing on our faces. Aging is a natural, beautiful part of life, and we believe people can honor the aging process while also taking control of their personal image.
Thankfully, technology has made it possible to repair some of the effects of aging. One of the most popular methods of facial renewal is the face lift. Over the years, technology has evolved to include more procedures than the lift most people are familiar with. We perform three primary lift procedures face, neck, and eyelid surgery. So if you find yourself looking for a surgical solution to your aging appearance, we highly recommend the following procedures.
The face lift is one of the most common plastic surgeries in the world. During the procedure, an incision is made around the back of the head, making room for the surgeon to gently draw the facial skin back to tighten the face. Once the optimal tightness is achieved, the excess skin is removed, and the skin is sutured down. One of the most significant benefits of the face lift is the opportunity it gives your surgeon to tighten and repair the facial muscles ensuring that the transformation takes place deep beneath your skin.
The neck lift procedure is similar to the face lift, except the focus is on the loss of skin around the neck. An incision is made around the back of the hairline, and loose skin and fat are gently tightened backward, and the excess is removed before the patient is stitched back together. The goal of the procedure is to refresh draping skin from around the neck, which causes the patient to look older than they prefer to look. The result is a firm, youthful-looking neck that makes the patient look and feel young and rejuvenated.
The final lift surgery we offer is an eyelid surgery. There are several versions of this procedure, but all result in younger-looking eyes thanks to the removal of excess tissue. As you age, the thin skin around your eyes begins to loosen, creating undesirable bags and folds. The doctor removes excess tissue during eyelid surgery to create a bright, youthful appearance. This procedure is also essential for some people as drooping eyelids can obscure their vision.
The natural wear and tear of life tends to stretch skin beyond its original shape. Other factors like weight gain and loss, sun exposure, and aging contribute to the wrinkles and drapes that most people work hard to do away with. There are a lot of things you can do to naturally change your body, including exercise and diet. And there are topical treatments, injectables, and other noninvasive procedures we can recommend. But once the skin begins to age and stretch, it becomes increasingly more difficult to repair without surgical intervention.
Our patients regularly report feeling like age has made them more comfortable and confident. We love to hear that! And it’s our job to ensure that your face, neck, and eyes are a true representation of how you want to look and feel. If you’re ready to make a change and feel great about the face you see looking back at your in the mirror, we can help! Give us a call today, and we’ll schedule a consultation to determine which of our face lift procedures is right for you.