According to a 2009 statistics report by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ten million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States. All across the country women and men trust their faces to skilled surgeons specializing in areas such as face lifts, to achieve some of the best technological results. On the other hand, after an arduous search no documents were found to support the idea that a vast majority of Americans enjoy every aspect of the aging process, especially what it has done to their identity – the face. Starting in our 30’s and increasing in severity with the passing years – heredity, prolonged stress, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, gravity, and smoking can combine to slowly steal youth from the face and expressions. So, instead of pushing loose skin and wrinkles around in a mirror, a face lift can give back up to ten years of what was once taken from your appearance with an outcome lasting just as many years.
Due to the deterioration of ligaments and gradual loss of natural collagen and shifts in natural fat deposits, the face begins to take on a droopy facade. The face is a complicated structure of independent muscular pockets. That is why it is so important to find a board certified plastic surgeon with at least three years of specialized training in an array of facial procedures including the face lift. The doctor can help you gain back the look you desire by disguising incisions around the ear and beyond the hairline to smooth and tighten the skin that once lay in creases and folds sagging your face and neck. The best place to service your delicate facial structure is a plastic surgery center where you can be sure the facility is accredited to standards of excellence. Before and after your procedure you will be in the hands of caring professionals who want to see you get the best out of your entire surgery experience.
That is why during your initial consultation your surgeon will inform you about the two major types of face lifts; that is, the difference between the surgical and non-surgical offerings. The predominately outpatient surgical option is a basic upward tissue repositioning; or, he may suggest a mini-lift, also known as the “weekend lift” providing the shortest surgical recovery time. However, the briefest healing time with minimal scaring comes with advances in non-surgical procedures. Injectables such as Botox are included in this area along with laser resurfacing. In addition to surgical and non-surgical options, your surgeon may present possible procedural compliments including the eyelift, brow lift, neck lift, nose job, facial implants, liposuction and fat transfer to help you receive optimal presentation in as little as two days but up to two weeks.
After narrowing down your decision, scheduling your appointment, and occasionally after all is said and done there can be a stigma associated with your new appearance. Concern as to whether your closest family and friends will recognize you can be put to rest once you’ve reviewed the smooth and natural looking results of your very well trained surgeon. The rejuvenation of how you see and present yourself can be provided with an array of procedures designed for the intricacies of the facial structure to meet your delicate beauty needs. BOLA TANGKAS