- Ralph Waldo Emerson
According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, it is important to put your best face forward. In terms of the reasons that patients have stated why they want a facelift, they are widely individual. Very often, people feel that their face looks older than how they feel. It´s no secret that appearing older and less energetic has an impact on one´s professional and social life. Some of Dr. Prasad’s most enthusiastic clients have been salesmen, celebrities, accountants, Wall Street financiers, and computer software engineers. Image is very subtly important in just about anything that we do. Most importantly, most of our clients feel a renewal in their self-confidence by looking better after their facial rejuvenation. Increased confidence has led to most of our clients feeling more productive in their professional and personal lives.
Facelift surgery is used to lift the sagging skin on the face. A cosmetic procedure, known as rhytidectomy, gives a youthful appearance by the surgical removal of wrinkles. Over the past century, facelift surgery has undergone many changes. In fact, techniques which were standard as far back as the late 1990s have been developed to ensure safety and quicker recovery. Facelift surgery was traditionally performed on people who were older and had developed significant sagging. It frequently involved hospital admission and general anesthesia.
Today, people do not wait until they look “old” before pursuing cosmetic surgery. They want to keep the face they have, but they want a more natural and enhanced appearance. The goal is to look young throughout your life. Facelift surgery is now routinely performed under local anesthesia with light sedation as an outpatient in our accredited operating rooms and with significantly reduced downtime and quicker recovery.
The Solution to Facial Aging
Facial aging causes sagging skin from the cheek bone to the jaw line and the upper part of the neck. A properly performed facelift addresses the drooping skin and sets the clock back on someone’s appearance by ten to fifteen years.
Procedures To Accompany A Facelift
The facelift procedure can accompany other procedures, such as a neck lift, a eyebrow lift or eyelid lift, or the fractionated laser. A neck lift raises the loose skin from the jaw line to the lower part of the neck. Although a facelift does not include lifting of the eyebrows or eyelids, it can be accompanied by eyelifts and eyebrow lifts at the same time. An eyelid rejuvenation technique can complement the facelift by achieving a desired shape and balance to the face. The new Micro Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment can also help on achieve remarkable results when combined with little downtime. The Micro Fractional CO2 laser technology diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, scars (such as acne), and discoloration (such as from sun damaged skin) while it smoothes and tightens the surface of one’s skin, and boosts collagen production for up to six months.
Benefits of Facelift Surgery
Aging is inevitable. Facelift surgery can improve one’s appearance by reversing the aging clock by up to 15 years younger. A good facelift can boost one’s self-esteem and confidence both socially and professionally. Studies have shown that looking good has a direct correlation to higher pay. A facelift will:
- Remove Sagging or Loose Skin of the Face or Neck
- Tighten the Facial Muscles
- Improve Contour of the Face
Considerations Before Facelift
A facelift improves one’s appearance and can boosts one’s self-esteem, however it is not for everyone. Good candidates for a facelift have:
- Sagging or loose skin on the face or neck
- Good overall health
- Skin elasticity and suppleness
- Strong bone structure
- Realistic expectations
Some patients might be able to reach their aesthetic goals with a less invasive procedure, such as a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or the Micro Fractional CO2 Laser. Some patients might need to combine face lift surgery with other procedures, such as a neck lift or a brow lift, in order to achieve their optimum results. Patients who understand both the possibilities and limitations tend to be happier with the results that can be achieved by a facelift. A proper consultation with Dr. Prasad will help determine if you are a candidate for a facelift surgery.
With Dr. Prasad’s Quick Recovery Facelift procedure, the recovery time is about 1 week. With significantly less downtime than traditional facelift methods, patients are able to return to their normal lifestyle.