If you are considering having a facelift done, you should certainly find out all you can about the process, and carefully weigh the benefits of a facelift against possible risks. Depending on the extent of facial aging, patients may require a full facelift or procedures that address specific areas of the face. Having a facelift is a wonderful way to boost self-image, and improve your appearance.
Why you may need a facelift
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that is done to rejuvenate the facial structure weakened by the effects of age and gravity. The aging face is generally characterized by loose skin, sagging jowls, dynamic facial lines, and loss of volume. These changes may be due to intrinsic or genetic factors, and can make you look older than you feel.
The facelift is normally done under general anesthesia at a hospital. During the procedure the plastic surgeon will remove excess skin from the face and neck. The skin is then lifted and redraped to create a tighter, smoother appearance, so that the skin sits naturally on the face.
A facelift rejuvenates the face because it:
- Tightens and tones the skin and underlying muscles to address the problem of skin laxity. Sagging skin is also trimmed, and this makes the skin firmer and more youthful.
- Improves jowls and facial contours. Since the muscles of the jawline are pulled tighter jowls disappear, and the neck also looks smoother.
- Restores muscle tone and eliminates wrinkles.
If after learning about the benefits of a facelift you think the procedure would be right for you then consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. If you live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul hub then schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Heather Rocheford, of Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN. You can call her office at (651) 739-1100, or visit the website at http://www.drrocheford.com/.