In a world often obsessed with youthfulness, the desire to fight aging is becoming increasingly popular. More and more people are seeking ways to retain a youthful appearance, and often seek out plastic surgery procedures to help them.
Unfortunately, the face is one of the most susceptible areas to aging. The loose, thin skin around the eyes and cheeks can hinder a person’s self-confidence and their relationships. A facelift, however, may help to restore a youthful appearance improving self-esteem and restoring confidence in their associations with others.
A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy surgery, is a technique that is used to tighten the skin around the face. It can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and make a person look younger. This type of surgery can even reverse the aging process and help restore lost vitality in the face.
Over time, the facelift procedure has been improved to the point where it can even be done with minimal impact on a person’s busy schedule. And with many different types of facelifts that are now available and performed by qualified and skilled surgeons, a person can choose the surgery that best fits their needs, budget and goals.
During a facelift, the surgeon will make incisions both in front of and behind the ears extending along the hairline. The skin is then elevated to allow lifting of the underlying fat and muscle and use sutures to lift and reposition this layer in a more youthful appearing position. Once this layer has been tightened and repositioned, any excess skin is trimmed.
The lower facelift is similar to the facelift, though it focuses entirely on the lower part of the face – mainly the neck and jawline. An incision is made behind the ears, and the excess skin is removed from the neck.
A mini facelift is becoming popular, as it is a smaller and less intensive procedure and can be performed relatively quickly. Instead of a complete lift, the surgeon targets specific areas of the face where he repositions and removes small amounts of facial tissue.