A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. It can produce remarkable results and help to restore a youthful appearance. Your active, healthy lifestyle has likely paid off with a toned, fit body. Unfortunately, exercise can’t do much to shape up your face. As you age, your face stops producing collagen causing your cheeks, neck, and jawline to sag or droop. Growing old doesn’t mean you have to look it.
A traditional face lift aesthetically improves the lower two-thirds of the face, including cheeks, jowls, and neck. The neck lift focuses on the area below your chin, and for many face lift patients, lipo at Esthe-Line is used to remove excess fat deposits. These procedures together offer a more comprehensive improvement than the short scar face lift, which does not effectively resolve sagging skin on the jowls and neck but does result in a quicker recovery for most patients.
Many traditional face lift patients choose to combine their procedure with other facial sculpting procedures such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery to achieve a more complete result.
The best candidate for a facelift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. Most patients are in their forties to sixties, but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their seventies or eighties as well.
A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may enhance your self- confidence in the process. But it can’t give you a totally different look, nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Osmanoglu.
Facelifts are very individualized procedures. In your initial consultation the surgeon will evaluate your face, including the skin and underlying bone, and discuss your goals for the surgery.
Your surgeon should check for medical conditions that could cause problems during or after surgery, such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, blood clotting problems, or the tendency to form excessive scars.