The face is one of the first things people notice. And, as a main indicator of age, sagging in this area can cause low self-esteem and issues related to socializing, dating and job hunting.
Even with the best creams and cleansers,skin loses its firmness and elasticity over time, causing the face to age. Although taking necessary precautions, such as using sunscreen every day, moisturizing and cleaning the skin can make a difference, aging can't be prevented completely.
Despite this, there is a way to rejuvenate the face. A facelift can change your appearance greatly, eliminating years of skin damage and aging in one procedure.
According to the 2014 American Society of Plastic Surgeons Plastic Surgery Statistics report, facelift procedures were one of thefive most popular choices for cosmetic surgeries that year. More than 128,000 were performed, 91 percent of whichon female patients.
The benefits of a facelift procedure include decreasing marionette lines around the mouth and lifting sagging along the jawline or jowls. A facelift can also tighten sagging neck skin and muscles ridding you of the dreaded "turkey neck".
Depending on the types of changes you're most interested in, a course of surgery will be chosen. During your consultation with dual board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta, different options will be discussed, such as deep-plane facelift, extended sub-SMAS or SMAS application.
Recovery time depends on the type of facelift chosen, but most patients return to work after one to two weeks of downtime. During the recovery period, it's essential to keep the head elevated in bedand keep physical activity to a minimum.
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