Facelift

All you need to know about Facelifts

 Although it may be hard to believe, your face literally makes up a huge chunk of your entire personality. So what can be more exhilarating than a fresh, youthful face that declares you as a timeless beauty and allows you to age gracefully in the coming years?

In today’s age, facelifts have proven to be a gift to those suffering from the blues of worn-out and loose skin which damages their self-confidence beyond repair.

A well-performed facelift caters to the following complications:

  • Decreased skin elasticity
  • Decreased or complete loss of muscle tone
  • Ugly creases at the base of your nose and chin and at the corners of your mouth
  • Decreased neck and chin contours

Benefits of a facelift surgery

  • Facial muscles’ tightening

The Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System (SMAS) of your face is likely to become loose and weaken with time. A facelift surgery will tighten this structure and your sagging skin will gain a better shape with long-lasting effects.

  • Restoration of sagging skin 

Facelifts make sure that your sagging skin is pulled and tightened just right to give you a natural, refreshing look. It should also be kept in mind that your skin shouldn’t be ‘over-pulled’ to give you an uneasy or artificial look.

  • Enhancement of facial contours

A mid facelift will help in restoring a smoother look to the lower eyelids and cheeks, whereas a lower facelift will create a more beautiful jaw line contour, diminishing  jowls and smoothening the neck and chin area.

Suitable candidates for facelift surgery

A number of factors play an important role in deciding whether a person is suitable for a facelift surgery or whether an alternate method might be more suitable. However, the final decision lies with the concerned medical specialist that is handling your case.

  • Skin flexibility

An appropriate candidate for a facelift is one who has retained some of the skin’s natural elasticity. This will help the skin to adopt its new, improved contours after a successful surgery and a faster recovery rate can also be guaranteed.

  • Well-defined bone structure

A suitable candidate for a facelift surgery should have a strong, well-defined bone structure in order to attain the desired results of the surgery, and patients with less distinctive features should opt for facial implants instead, to achieve their desired goal.

  • Well-maintained health

Since facelift surgery happens to be an invasive procedure which requires a proper recovery and healing process, your overall health must be thoroughly examined. The doctor must be aware of all your preexisting and current medical issues prior to the facelift surgery.

Celebrity facelifts gone well

Jennifer Aniston, Megan Fox, Demy Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patrick Dempsey, Jane Fonda, Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Kim Kardashian, Cindy Crawford, Gordon Ramsay, Kyra Sedgwick are some of the many celebrities who went through a facelift surgery and have benefitted from it.

Cost of the procedure

The cost of an average facelift is around $6,000, excluding the preparatory tests, anesthesia and prescribed medications but a complete cost of the procedure should be discussed with your surgeon which will roughly lie between $3,000 to $15,000 depending upon medications, geographical location, extent of procedure and so on.

So if you’re not ready to give in to your sagging skin, facial wrinkles and other tell-tale symptoms of aging, a facelift should definitely be your first and foremost choice.

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