Facial fillers and injectables can definitely help with facial aging, but they are no substitute for a conventional face lift procedure performed by a skilled plastic surgeon. Unlike non-surgical treatment options, the procedure offers results lasting over multiple years. If you are prepared to undergo a surgical procedure and some healing time, a face lift offers the most dramatic results available in reducing the effects of facial skin sagging.
If you are considering undergoing a face lift, you undoubtedly have many questions that you would like answered. What will your results be? How long does the recovery take? Would I make a good candidate for this procedure? These are just a few of the questions that you may have for our plastic surgeon prior to making such a big decision.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for this Procedure?
You may make a suitable candidate for a face lift if you have facial skin that is sagging and loose, particularly when located around the jawline or under your chin. Those with good bone structure definition and a strong jawline also tend to make great candidates for the procedure.
This procedure is able to correct numerous problems and enhance your appearance that has been affected by:
* Midface sagging
* Deep creases found under the lower eyelids
* Creases around the nose that extend to the mouth corners
* Displaced or fallen fat
* Excess fatty deposits or loose skin under the jaw and chin that cause a double chin
What is the First Step Toward Undergoing a Face Lift?
The process begins with your initial consultation. At this time, our plastic surgeon can evaluate you and determine if you make an appropriate candidate for the procedure. We will take your complete medical history and thoroughly evaluate your bone structure, lines and wrinkles, skin elasticity, and hairline. We will also discuss with you your expectations regarding your outcome and may take some “before” photos. You should inform us of all medications that you are currently taking that could affect your procedure or recovery.
How is a Face Lift Performed?
Every surgery is different, but the procedures do share certain elements. Our plastic surgeon may lift the skin away from the face and rearrange tissues into a better position. At this time, the surgeon may also remove excess skin and/or fat. Finally, the remaining skin can be redraped.
If you are experiencing sagging facial skin and feel that you would benefit from a face lift procedure, schedule an initial consultation at DrYoungForever in San Antonio. Contact us today to book your appointment!