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Facelift: What are the Benefits?

Your face is the most important part of your identity. It’s the first thing people see and if it always looks tired and haggard, it can damage your self-confidence and affect the way people think about you. You can try creams, facials, and other therapies to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but a facelift is a long-lasting way to improve your appearance.. Facelifts no longer make you look like a different person but like a younger version of yourself.

Some issues happen to everyone as they age. The skin loses elasticity and begins to sag. The muscles in the face and neck lose tone and become weak. This may produce hanging cheeks or jowls and deep creases around the nose and at the corners of your mouth.This creates a loss of firmness on your face and neck.

Skin loses elasticity for many reasons along with aging. Persistent exposure to the sun, a stressful lifestyle and environmental pollution can all cause a person to age prematurely. When you meet our specialist, your facial characteristics will be evaluated and a customized facelift will be developed to take years off your appearance.

The top benefits of a facelift are:

Tighten the muscles – the muscles on the face can lose strength just like the muscles in your legs, arms and back. During facelift surgery, the underlying muscles can be tightened and arranged so they do not put pressure on the skin. This is one reason the effects of a facelift can last for years.

Tighten loose skin – as mentioned above, as you age, the skin becomes less elastic and starts to sag. It can be pulled and trimmed to restore a natural, youthful appearance.

Smoothen facial contours – the cheeks, jawline, and lower eyelids are tightened and smoothed to look like younger skin. If there is fat in the neck, liposuction may be used to help reduce the fat before the skin is tightened.

It is important for anyone considering a facelift to have realistic expectations. Our specialist will explain the procedures you need and help you understand the possible outcome. Facelifts are more common for men and women between the ages of 40 – 70, although some people over 70 are good candidates if they still have some elasticity in their skin.

If facelift surgery is for you, you may be given a list of things to do to prepare for the procedure. This may include stopping smoking, if you smoke, and stopping the use of certain medications.

There are many benefits to having facelift cosmetic surgery starting with a better look and boosted self-esteem. To schedule a consultation, contact us today at Salameh Plastic Surgery in Bowling Green, KY!

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