No matter how natural the result of your facelift is, undergoing cosmetic surgery is not a "natural" occurrence for your skin. In fact, it can be somewhat traumatic. Your facial plastic surgeon will tell you that the first few days after surgery are key to achieving optimal results. It's up to you to follow your physician’s good advice and give the skin you're in the best possible care after surgery.
Once there was a time when real men didn't get facelifts. Wrinkles on a man back then were a sign of male character. Men with true grit had leathery, sun-damaged cheeks and foreheads, and matching saddlebag necks in some cases. Men like John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart and Slim Pickens.
I still feel so young and I am able to do all the things I have always done… why would I need a facelift? We often start asking ourselves that question when middle age is either upon us or has deserted us. Yes, you feel young and capable, but have you noticed more wrinkles lately? Have you seen more creases and folds when you take a closer look? Have your friends in Chesapeake been commenting on how tired you have been looking lately? If so, it may be time to be thinking of a facelift.
As a direct result of the aging process, we find that the elasticity of the skin diminishes and that facial volume is deteriorating. If volume loss has occurred, it is not treatable with a regular facelift. This is where the liquid facelift comes into play. If volume has been lost, then volume must be replaced. The liquid facelift is a procedure that replaces lost volume using selection of injectable fillers which work to restore the natural contours of the face.
I'm in my early 50s, from Chesapeake, and I'm looking to improve my mid and lower face. I've got some depressions along my chin, and my cheeks have thinned. A facelift seems extreme so are there any fillers that would work for me?
Facelift addresses sagging tissues and excess skin. No amount of filler will help with excess skin that comes with age. Fillers can be used to replace volume loss that comes with the aging process. You can use fillers in your cheeks and chin to augment these areas and give a "lift" temporarily.
I would love to have a facelift at your Virginia Beach practice. I have been thinking about it daily. I want very natural looking results so that no one can tell that I have had a facelift. Will this be possible? I am 57 years old, and still have very youthful skin.
Yes. A youthful and natural looking facelift is possible at any age. There are also many new techniques and adjunctive procedures that will further enhance facial cosmetic surgery. A private consultation is the first step you will need to take.
Question: I have horrible jowls and I was wondering if a facelift would be a good option for treating them.
Question: Can injectable fillers be performed at the same time as a facelift or do you need to wait? If you need to wait, how long? And is this true of all fillers?
Answer: It depends where on the face you want to have it injected. I often inject fillers for the smile lines and lips during a facelift procedure. Patients like this since they don't feel the needle at all under anesthesia.
Question: How can I make sure that having a facelift will not give me a 'wind swept' look? Are there degrees of how tight the skin will be pulled?
Answer: This is a very common concern for many patients undergoing a facelift. The 'wind swept' look can be avoided if surgeon pulls the skin in a correction direction. Many believe that a 'wind swept' look is from too much skin removal. This is not necessarily true. What is most important is the direction and knowing where you can pull hard and where you should not. Please review our facelift before and after photo gallery for more information.
Question: What's the best facelift technique for improving jowls?
Answer: There are several different facelift techniques to improve jowls and sagging neck skin. Most facial plastic surgeons lift not only the skin, but also underlying muscle called the SMAS. The results will last longer when both the muscle and skin are lifted and not just the skin. For patients with significant jowls and deep smile lines, a deep-plane facelift with more extensive undermining of the skin and muscle can help significantly.