As age catches up with us, our skin quality begins to degrade and loses its elasticity, resulting in saggy and wrinkly skin around your eyes, mouth, cheeks, and neck. Facial aging is normal for anyone to go through at some point in their lives, but it can be incredibly frustrating if you want to keep your age hidden or you look much older than you should.  Fortunately, there are great options available to help you fix this issue and achieve the look of your dreams.

Remedies to Help Combat The Signs of Age

Thanks to advances in cosmetic science, there are multiple ways through which you could get rid of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Here are some of the non-surgical options to address facial aging:

•    Botox

•    Ultherapy

•    LED

•    Laser skin resurfacing

•    Filler

•    Threadlift

Although all the above options have proven beneficial for people who opted to undergo the treatments, only the traditional facelift actually brings in permanent results. A traditional facelift is a surgical process that involves the removal of extra skin, lifting facial tissues, and smoothening the deep folds that make wrinkles look bolder and deeper. The procedure also adds more definition to your jawline, making your face look sleeker than before.

A certified cosmetic surgeon adept in conducting a facelift can help you reverse the clock and rejuvenate your aging skin in no time.

Types of Facelifts

Traditional facelifts are surgical procedures that are customized to suit the needs of the individual receiving the surgery. The cosmetic surgeon consults with you on your health condition and facial requirements to find out the most compatible format for you. There are typically two types of facelifts that you can choose from. They are the mid-facelift and the traditional facelift.

The Mid-Facelift Surgery

A mid-facelift is less invasive as compared to a traditional facelift procedure. This treatment is perfect for people who have only just begun to see the signs of aging such as jowls or sagging skin.

Your doctor will make short incisions just above the ears or along some of the naturally occurring crevices around the ears, to tighten deep facial tissues. This method helps in correcting jowling and gives more definition to the jawline.

The mini-facelift method is very effective in rectifying the “tired” appearance that many complain about. Also, a procedure as small as a mini-facelift at the first sign of aging can go a long way in holding off the more invasive facelift procedure in the future.

The Standard Facelift Surgery

A standard facelift, also known as a traditional facelift, is a more complex surgery known to get rid of the signs of facial aging  and give your facial appearance a significant boost in its youthful allure.

This procedure is suited for people who are experiencing the severe signs of facial aging, including deep wrinkles and fine lines, skin folds, and sagging skin. During this procedure, your doctor will use an anesthetic to help limit any discomfort you may feel throughout the surgical process. Once the anesthetic is applied, your doctor will begin making incisions in the appropriate areas.

Through these incisions, your doctor will reposition the deep tissues beneath the skin and also remove excess skin to get rid of jowls and sagging skin. The procedure can render dramatic results and give the patient a much younger look with better contours and an improved jawline. The best part about the procedure is that it gives permanent results, unlike other procedures which only provide temporary improvements that fade away.

Contact Our Office

Interested in learning more about your facelift options? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Thornton. He’ll gladly answer any of the questions you have about the surgery and help you decide which technique is best suited for you.