Facelifts have a variety of benefits for patients of all ages. For older men and women, a faceliftcan provide anti-aging benefits, help to tone up loose skin around the neck and jawline and eliminate wrinkles. For younger patients they can help to rejuvenate the skin and recontour the face following weight loss or surgery. The first thing you need to consider, however, is whether a full facelift is the right procedure for you, or if you should consider one of several other options that has similar but more specific cosmetic benefits.
Types of lifts – Beyond a facelift, there are also brow, neck and "mini" lifts that can provide more specific benefits. A mini facelift provides many of the benefits of a full facelift but on a smaller scale, with less recovery time and surgery required.
Full facial rejuvenation – If a facelift isn't enough to get you to your beauty goals, you may want to consider a full facial rejuvenation, which goes beyond a facelift and includes several other procedures that would further augment your appearance.
Laser skin resurfacing – Sometimes, surgery isn't even necessary to achieve your desired beauty goals. Many find that, when they are simply trying to eliminate some wrinkles and smooth out their skin, laser skin resurfacing does the trick. This is a minimally-invasive procedure that helps to even out skin tone and eliminate blemishes and fine lines quickly.
If you're considering a facelift or one of these other options, contact Dr. James Marotta. As the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, Dr. Marotta is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who can help you make the best decisions for your appearance.