Facelift technology has advanced exponentially in recent years, allowing doctors to better examine the underlying bone structure, restore fat loss compartments, and use smaller incisions. These techniques yield results that can look and feel more natural. It seems there’s always been a stigma around facelifts that they’re for an older generation. Today, however, there are several factors involved in why younger people are opting to get a facelift in their early forties and fifties.
At Faces PLLC, we understand that the appearance of your face influences how other people see you. It can affect the pace of your career, your personal relationships, and your self-confidence. With over 20 years of experience serving patients throughout Mississippi and the Southeast, we have learned the most important reasons why patients are choosing to undergo facelifts earlier in life.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to a variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, and sometimes even stress. It’s not uncommon for hereditary factors to play a role too.
What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?
Choosing to get a facelift while the skin still retains its natural elasticity can typically yield better results. Identifying problem areas and correcting them early means the chance of a more youthful facial structure for a longer period of time. The resilience and recuperating ability of a younger body are important factors to consider before making the decision to undergo an early facelift. As the body ages, surgical recovery can become difficult and taxing. The body has a more challenging time healing, and the results are, at times, a bit more unpredictable. Younger people also do not need to reverse their aging signs as drastically, so their results tend to look more natural.
A Facelift as Preventative Measures
Aging isn’t the only reason why patients choose to have a facelift procedure. Issues like droopy jowls, sagging cheeks, and deep lines are often genetic problems and can be corrected while a patient is still young. While there are many non-invasive procedures available, none of them can offer the same long-lasting results as a traditional facelift. Starting to plan for the future at a younger age is an efficient option and can lead to a more youthful and natural aging process.
Types of Facelift Procedures
Not all facelifts are the same. The amount of recovery time you have, your individual preferences, anatomy, and aesthetic goals are all factors we consider when designing your facelift plan. At Faces PLLC, we offer a number of facelift techniques that can be customized to help you achieve a more youthful, natural look. One such type is the Limited Incision Facelift or L.I.F.T. Because of its unique application, this specific procedure can be performed before facial aging changes become pronounced.
Ready to Learn More?
At Faces PLLC, your comfort, safety, and overall appearance are our top priorities. With a passion for education, our board-certified facial plastic surgeons believe in providing their patients with honest information to help them make informed decisions. For more information about your facelift options, contact Faces PLLC here for a consultation.