Restore Your Youthful Appearance with a Facelift

Facelift Woman

Facelifts, also known as rhytidectomies, provide those wishing to enhance their look significantly. There are several facelift treatments; however, basic facelifts do not result in the ‘wind-tunnel’ impact or ‘surprised look’ that is often triggered by more extreme facelifts. Healing from an easy facelift is easier and has fewer complications than the more extreme variety of facelifts. Further, there is less possibility of bruising and stretching, and they are substantially more economical.

When considering a facelift, you should consult with a specialist certified in the procedure. Dr. Niki Christopoulos is double board certified in this procedure.

During your consultation, you will be asked about your history and provided with a physical exam. Be forewarned, lots of doctors will not do a facelift on individuals who smoke or have smoked, as this might have major complications.

Sometimes the best outcomes of the facelift procedure are achieved by integrating numerous procedures, such as liposuction, brow lift, fat transfer, blepharoplasty, laser, or chin and cheek implants– all depending upon the patient’s requirements.

Throughout a simple facelift procedure, Dr. Christopoulos will make incisions that follow the contours of your ear as to hide an lines in your hair. This produces a seamless look. The best enhancement with a facelift is seen in the jowl area and under the neck.

During facelift surgery, after the ear contour incision is performed, the skin is undermined– pulled upwards and back towards the scalp line. The excess skin is removed and secured. This is a typical, basic facelift.

A newer method is the ‘deep airplane facelift’, which includes going under the muscle of the face and pulling it in addition to the skin to make the facelift last longer. Some physicians choose a laser or chemical peel before the surgical treatment is performed. Recuperation time is more substantial than for a timeless facelift.

Facelifts can provide excellent and dramatic results. It can reduce the appearance of age and boost self-esteem in many people. Healing times vary and it is important that you enter into your surgery knowing that the complete results can take weeks to appear. But rest assured, when healing is all said and done, you will present a younger and smoother looking face to the world– with the outcomes apparent years after your facelift surgical procedure.

Women tend to have better results than men do in a facelift; however, men are in some cases good candidates for the treatment. Sometimes after surgery, men may have to shave in new places, as beard growing skin may be slightly repositioned.

The effects of a facelift will not last forever– your skin will continue to age and be affected by gravity. You may want to have another facelift surgery five or ten years later for maintenance or improvement.

Information is consistent on facelifts throughout the board. As with all surgical treatments, there are risks involved that you must go over with your physician prior to surgery. Your own health record and practices can and will affect your candidacy for surgical treatment. Be sure to be honest with your physician to prevent as many side effects and risks as possible.

If you’d like to receive a consultation and discuss your options, contact our office to arrange a time to speak with Dr. Niki Christopoulos. During your consultation, you’ll have the chance to ask all of your questions and receive treatment from a double board certified plastic surgeon.

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You can read more about the facelift surgical procedure here.