If the lower half of your face is beginning to show signs of skin sagging, you may be interested in having a facelift performed. This minimally-invasive procedure pulls the lower facial skin upward, resulting in a smoother skin surface.
It is not a resurfacing technique, nor does it rejuvenate the skin. However, it does help diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin folds. A facelift can also help reduce the amount of skin that sags on the neck.
At eSSe Plastic Surgery, we recommend this procedure for those mature adults who are concerned about the buildup of excess tissue beneath the skin, especially fat deposits that create facial skin folds and jowls.
Skin Sagging On the Face
Gravity is a major culprit when it comes to skin sagging. As we age, the supportive tissues beneath the skin become less fibrous and, therefore, less firm.
Collagen production decreases, and the skin itself becomes thinner and more susceptible to downward pull caused by the buildup of fatty tissues.
This results in wrinkling, skin folds, and bulging around the jawline. The neck becomes more rippled in appearance, with both horizontal and vertical lines forming. A facelift can help correct this problem.
A traditional facelift – known in medical circles as a rhytidectomy – involves making an incision around the temple. If there are fatty deposits on the cheeks, they can be removed.
What Patients Should Expect
We consult with our client before agreeing to a procedure. It’s important for us to look closely at the face and examine what is causing the skin sags. Treatment time may vary.
Usually, no hospital stay is required. However, bandages must be worn for several days, and a follow-up visit is needed.
Benefits of a Facelift
Once the skin has been repositioned, the smooth skin binds to the underlying tissues. Some of our clients have reported desired results that last for many years. Check with us to see if a facelift can be combined with other procedures.
If you are becoming more self-conscious about your appearance because of sagging facial skin, consider a semi-permanent solution by having a facelift procedure performed.
Contact eSSe Plastic Surgery today to get all the facts about how this cosmetic treatment has helped restore a more youthful appearance for countless of individuals just like you.
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