A very popular saying is that you only look as old as you feel. That is very true. Unfortunately, part of the way you feel about yourself is dictated by the way you look. Proof of this can be seen when a person wakes up in the morning and is in a very good mood and then looks in the mirror and sees that they have a huge blemish or an acne breakout. In a matter of seconds, the way they feel about themselves changes because of what they see.
The same thing is true when we look in the mirror and we see that our face is starting to show the telltale signs of aging. Some of these aging signs include wrinkles, thin skin, loose skin, jowls and a sunken face.
Seeing the signs of aging overtake your face is not pleasant. Thankfully, a facelift procedure is an effective way to turn back the hands of time.
What is a Traditional Facelift?
A facelift is designed to produce cosmetic improvements to a person’s face that cannot be achieved by non-invasive measures or by makeup. These include tightening the skin around your mouth, cheeks, nose and jaw. Since everyone’s face is different, the procedure they will go through during their facelift varies.
In all cases, the procedure begins with the patient being put under general anesthetic. Then, extra skin and fat are removed from the lower third of the face. When this is done, the leftover skin is pulled up and then repositioned.
Who Are Ideal Candidates for a Facelift?
Just about anyone who is in good mental, emotional and physical health and who is not happy with the appearance of their face is a prospective candidate for a facelift.
While some cosmetic surgery, such as liposuction, requires people to make drastic lifestyle changes while they are recovering, modern technology allows physicians to perform a facelift with very few side effects and risks.
Every facelift procedure starts with a consultation. During the initial consultation, our medical professional will examine your medical history and get a good idea of what areas you want treated and what you expect from the facelift. He will work with you to create a personalized plan that will help you restore your youthful appearance.
Plan Ahead for Success
Just as with any medical procedure, the more you plan ahead, the easier your recovery process will be. Our cosmetic surgeon will give you some indications about foods and activities you should avoid in the days leading up to the procedure.
Following these guidelines will ensure that your facelift goes as smoothly as possible and that you will quickly have the positive results you want.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Proudly serving the Sacramento area, Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom offers facelift procedures as a way for patients to look and feel years younger.
Our team of highly qualified professionals is here to help you every step of the way in the process. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.