Facelift surgery, clinically known as rhytidectomy, remains notorious in the world of cosmetic surgery, and for good reason. The results are much more noticeable and last far longer than the results achieved through minimally-invasive procedures. The experts at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery can help you determine if a facelift might be beneficial for you.
There are many telltale signs indicate a facelift could be beneficial. However, the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet are not the indicators that it is time for this kind of surgery. Many non-surgical procedures are designed to address the early signs of aging and more minor issues. These treatments include chemical peels and dermal facial fillers. These are just a couple of the injectable and non-surgical treatments available.
To answer the question of time, every person ages differently and on a unique timeline. This makes it difficult to give an exact age at which a person might begin to consider getting a facelift. The typical age range, when one might start considering a facelift, is between 40 and 60 years of age. Of course, there are exceptions to this age range, but it is a good base guideline.
After the age of 50, many people begin losing elasticity in the skin. The best results with a facelift are obtained when there is still some elasticity in the skin, making it more responsive to tissue adjustments. Age may not be a definite timeline of when the time is right, but there are some signs that one can look out for that can indicate that it is time to consider this procedure.
Loose Facial Muscles
As mentioned before, the appearance of fine lines, alone, does not justify a surgical procedure. However, when you begin to notice deep furrows of folds on the neck and the face, it is a sign that your facial muscles have started to loosen.
Sagging jowls are an indicator that facial muscles have become lax. This is an ideal time for a facelift procedure. At this point, surgery is an effective treatment to eliminate these signs of loose facial muscles and to make you look years younger.
Deep Laugh Lines
Sometimes the skin becomes so lax that it can create deep laugh lines. There are also marionette lines that begin to form. These lines are given this name because of where they form.
Marionette lines can run from the mouth to the chin, giving a puppet-looking appearance. The drooping skin can also cause the fat pads on your cheeks to drop. The shifted fat pad can make the cheeks look hollow. Full cheeks are one of the hallmark indicators of a youthful face. A facelift can correct shifted fat pads, restoring them to a more youthful, yet natural, position on your face.
At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we want you to look confident, feel confident and be confident. Our staff is committed to providing optimal care for patients in our state-of-the-art facilities. We are confident that you will have a comfortable and pleasant experience. For more information, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!