Men can reduce the Signs of Aging with a Face Lift
What is a Facelift?
The Facelift, also called Rhytidectomy, has been developed to lessen the effects of age. Aging is a normal part of life and wrinkles are unavoidable. However, if you look in the mirror and are bothered by the formation of wrinkles and the gathering of fat in your face, chin and jaw, the procedure known as the Facelift may be a viable option for you.
With a Facelift the following areas can be addressed:
- Sagging, droopy skin around the eyes and cheeks
- Deep wrinkles below the eyes
- Deep wrinkles between the underside of the nose and the top lip of the mouth
- Asymmetry due to unwanted fatty deposits
- The appearance of droopy, fatty skin under the jaw
- Double chin, even if you are normal weight in other areas of your body
What can I expect with a Facelift?
Depending on your individual circumstances, your doctor will suggest either intravenous or general anesthesia. The length and positioning of the incisions depend on the extent of correction needed to yield the results desired. Scarring is minimal and incision lines are hidden under hairlines and within the natural contours of the face.
Three options are available to fit your needs and desires:
- Complete Facelift – The complete facelift incision follows the hairline from the temples to the lower scalp, around the top of the ear.
- Limited Incision Facelift – The limited facelift utilizes shorter, smaller incisions at the hairline near the temple, along the ear and oftentimes under the chin.
- Neck Lift – The neck lift procedure will remove loose and sagging skin and fatty deposits from the neck area.
Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?
If you approach the facelift surgery with realistic expectations, acknowledging that perhaps you can slow the aging process down, but that you cannot stop it, you may be a good candidate for facelift surgery.
The facelift procedure may be an option, if you:
- Are physically healthy and free from any life-threatening illness or disease
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations and motivations for surgery
Although the initial results of the surgery may be obscured by swelling and discoloration, after 3 to 6 months, the scars will begin to smooth and swelling will go down.
As with anyone, sun protection should be a regular part of your lifestyle, but it is imperative after facelift surgery. A healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet and exercise will also extend the results of your facelift surgery, allowing the benefits of your facelift to unfold for many years to come.
Facelift with Colen MD Plastic Surgeons
To learn more about your Facelift options, schedule a consultation with your Plastic Surgeon. Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons will work together with you to help decide which option and technique may be best for you.