If you want to rejuvenate your appearance, there’s no doubt that a facelift can do the job. Everyone that makes the decision to undergo a facelift wants to get the best results possible, and that means not ending up with an unnatural, ‘windswept’ look. So it’s not surprising that a question often asked about the procedure is – Will my skin look stretched after a facelift.
Will your skin look stretched after a facelift?
Ideally, a facelift should make you look more youthful and rejuvenated. However, skin that looks stretched is sometimes an unfortunate complication of facelift surgery, if the skin is pulled too tight or too much skin is removed.
A traditional facelift is a dual-layer procedure that impacts the underlying muscle layer and the skin layer. During the procedure the surgeon will reposition the muscle layer to improve the contours of the lower half of the face, i.e. the jawline and neck, and then redrape the skin. If the underlying muscle has been adequately adjusted, the skin does not have to be pulled tightly to achieve the best aesthetic outcome.
In order to get optimal results with facelift surgery, patients should select a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in facial plastic surgery, and has a lot of experience performing the procedure .
Are you a good candidate?
If you have sagging skin in the mid-face region, jowls, and loose skin on the face and neck, a facelift may be just what you need to rejuvenate your appearance.
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