As children, we look around at our parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles and think they are ancient. But it turns out that the longer you’re alive, the more you realize that age is just a number. And your 50-year-old grandmother, who seemed like she was as old as time, was really in the prime of her life. She was filled with wisdom. She knew who she was and had significant potential to impact the world around her.
These days our culture is much kinder to women as they age. There is more encouragement for women to work and live vibrantly for as many years as they want. But there is still something about aging that is unsettling to us. At this time of life, when we feel the most vibrant and beautiful, our beauty begins to feel hard to hold onto. Our eyes and cheeks start to sag and our foreheads wrinkle. Many women exercise hard and eat right to maintain a strong and youthful body for as long as possible. The Face Lift is the perfect plastic surgery solution for women who hope to maintain a youthful glow around their faces.
What is a Face Lift?
One of the most popular plastic surgeries in the country, the Face Lift improves the texture and tone of a patient’s face by tightening the facial skin. Our skin becomes less elastic as we age, causing it to sag, resulting in wrinkles, jowls, or loose skin around the neck and chin. This procedure solves these problems by pulling back the loose skin and giving the patient a fresh, youthful appearance. Depending upon the way your skin drapes and the degree of lift you want to achieve your plastic surgeon can cater your surgery to your needs, simply by moving the incision around to different places on your face. Typically the incision is made somewhere behind your ear and even into the lower part of your hairline. The details of which can be adjusted to each patient’s specific needs.
Recovering from Your Surgery
After your procedure, it can take up to 4 to 6 weeks to recover, and it may take up to six months to see the final results from your surgery. Patients preparing for a big event or a milestone birthday may consider getting their surgery months in advance to be ready to look and feel their best on their big day. It’s also important to remember that your skin will continue to stretch and sag as you age. It’s safe to say that even the most successful procedure may only last a decade. Bear in mind that some patients elect to come back 10 or 15 years in the future for a second or third refresh surgery.
On average, patients report incredible emotional and social benefits from their surgery. This makes sense because getting plastic surgery is not just about changing your appearance. A procedure like this one aims to make your outward appearance match how you feel about yourself. Your procedure can be like a window that opens up to allow your true beauty to shine through.
We can all agree that time is passing by whether we like it or not. But, a great plastic surgeon can help you tap into the youthful, vibrant, and self-confident version of yourself that still lives within. It’s our honor and gift to see our patients for the beauty they can’t always see in themselves, and it would be our honor to help you too. Contact us today if you’re interested in getting a Face Lift or want to learn more about our practice.