Restore a Youthful Look with a Facelift
As we age, the face often loses the vital luster it had when we were young. If you’re looking for ways to restore a youthful look to your skin, you should know that getting a facelift could be the perfect solution. At Princeton Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Adam Hamawy will work with you to create a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Facelifts: The Basics
A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that decreases signs of aging that appear on the patient’s face and neck. Some of these signs of aging include:
- Sagging in the face
- Deep creases beneath the patient’s lower eyelids
- The disappearance of fat
- Double chins
- Loss of contours caused by factors like stress, environmental conditions, gravity, and heredity
While the facelift is often performed as a solo surgery, it can be used alongside other cosmetic procedures like eyelid surgery or a brow lift. Often, patients who have all of these procedures performed in conjunction receive the most substantive results.
The Limitations of the Facelift
Although a facelift can be efficacious in improving the patient’s appearance, there are limitations to the procedure’s efficacy. For example, the facelift is not going to alter your fundamental appearance. Additionally, facelifts do not stop the natural aging process. Also, facelifts are only performed surgically. If you are interested in pursuing non-surgical methods of treatment, know that they will not entail the same results. Nevertheless, non-surgical treatment methods can delay the time at which the facelift becomes necessary.
Who Should Get A Facelift?
If you’re interested in getting a facelift, it’s important to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for the cosmetic procedure. To do so, figure out whether you conform to the following criteria:
- You are healthy
- You have no substantive medical conditions that could impede healing
- You do not smoke
Also, note that your attitude towards the facelift is important. Specifically, people who have a positive outlook towards the procedure tend to be better candidates than those who do not.
Often, people interested in getting a facelift are interested in gaining information about the recovery process. During the recovery, you will typically have a bandage placed on the face. This will help minimize bruising and swelling once the surgery is completed. Doctor Hamawy will also give you specific instructions regarding how to take care of the surgical site. You will also be given medications that will facilitate the healing process while reducing your susceptibility to infection.
The Facelift Consultation
Once you’re fairly certain that getting a facelift is the best way for you to restore a youthful look to your face, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamawy. During the consultation, we will provide you with a basic understanding of what the procedure will entail. We will also go over your medical history and outline any risks associated with the procedure. During this time, we will also take time to address any questions you have regarding the surgery.