It is hard for you to avoid the changes on your face due to aging. At some point in life, you will experience wrinkles and sagging skin. However, you can choose to defy the natural process of aging by going for a facelift in West Palm Beach. This cosmetic procedure will help you regain your youthful appearance and deliver lasting results.
How facelift works
A facelift is a surgical procedure that helps remove fat and excess skin to tighten the facial skin. This procedure can help you relive your youthful years by giving you a face that defies your age.
During a facelift procedure at L.A. Vinas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, your doctor will start by placing you under local anesthesia. Your surgeon will then make an incision behind your ear to remove excess tissue while tightening up the fat cells. The point of incision helps conceal the scar with your hairline.
Your treatment will last 2.5-3.5 hours, depending on cosmetic goals. You can request your doctor to incorporate other treatments including chin implant, rhinoplasty, or eyelid lift to save time and resources. Remember that a facelift only alters the appearance of your lower face, and you can always ask your doctor about other procedures to help supplement the results of your treatment.
What to expect after a facelift procedure?
After treatment, you may experience swelling, numbness, and discoloration in the face. Your doctor will recommend wearing a dressing on your neck during the first 5 days. Swelling and discoloration will go away within two weeks, though you may experience numbness for longer. After you are fully healed, your skin will attain a natural-looking appearance.
Your doctor insists that a facelift will enhance your cheeks, chin, and jawline appearance but not that of your eyes and forehead. Several factors can influence your results, including:
- Your bone structure
- Your genetics
- If you smoke or have smoked
- Intensity of skin damage on your face
How long do facelift results last?
Since facelift is an invasive procedure, it delivers lasting results compared to other noninvasive anti-aging options. Your results can last for 7-10 years if you:
- Maintain your weight
- Stop smoking
- Wear sunscreen and avoid extended exposure to sunlight
Differences between a facelift, a mini-facelift and mid-face lift
If your skin has less sagging and is relatively young, your doctor will recommend a mini-lift. This procedure has a shorter skin elevation, flaps, and incisions. As a result, it will take less time for you to recover after a mini-facelift. A mid facelift is done to help lift and tighten your cheeks and will not correct sagging skin and jowls.
It is never too late to look and feel young. If you are ready to put a stop on the process of aging by going under the knife, the specialist at L.A. Vinas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can help. Schedule a consultation online to learn more about facelift and decide if the procedure can help achieve your beauty goals.