A facelift is a common cosmetic surgical procedure that’s designed to remove and eliminate some of the more visible signs of aging. This anti-aging treatment is especially effective at getting rid of wrinkles, lines, and any fat folds. Both your face and neck will receive improvements in the sagging of your skin. Any excess fat that causes the appearance of a double chin can also be reduced.
If you’re considering a Tampa facelift for your anti-aging needs, the following details everything you should know about the procedure. If you want more information please contact us today.
The costs of a facelift vary depending on which a lot of factors. In general, the average costs for a facelift might be more affordable than you expect. Contact our patient coordinators today to learn more about the cost you can expect to pay.
It’s also important to understand that cost of the procedure will ultimately depend on the areas of the face and neck you choose to operate on. All of the costs you should consider for a procedure such as this include the surgeon’s fee, any medical tests you’re administered with, the garments placed post-surgery, any medications prescribed to you, the costs of staying in a surgical facility, and anesthesia costs.
A facelift is a rather minor surgery that doesn’t require a lengthy recovery process. Once the facelift has been successfully completed, bandages might be applied to areas of your face in order to minimize both bruising and swelling. You will then be provided with a set of guidelines designed to instruct you on how to best care for the treatment area as you recover. In most cases, certain medications will also be prescribed so as to ensure that your recovery is a success. Throughout the facelift recovery period, you’ll also be tasked with visiting the plastic surgeon in order to ascertain if the results are as they should be.
In general, you can expect the side effects of your facelift results to dissipate in around 10-14 days, which is when you’ll be able to start going to work and school once again. Some slight swelling may persist longer than this period of time. If so, make sure to see your surgeon about the issue. Your face won’t fully feel as though it’s back to normal until around 2-3 months following the procedure. Before that time, the basic texture and sensibility of your face will feel somewhat odd, though not to the point where it affects your work or personal life. The final facelift results should help to provide you with a youthful appearance that’s free of wrinkles, lines, and other effects of aging. These results should boost your confidence.
As with practically all types of plastic surgery, advancements in research and new trends develop continually in regards to facelift procedures. One of the more recent trends in a facelift is the usage of fat grafting techniques. Fat grafting is basically the process of transferring small amounts of fat from one area to another. For instance, fat cells could be taken within the abdomen and applied to certain areas of the face to provide more volume. This type of technique isn’t applicable with all forms of a facelift, but can prove useful depending on the needs of the patient. While the cheek is the most common area for these fat graft techniques to occur, they are also implemented below the lower eyelids and around the corners of the mouth.
There are a wide array of unique and notable benefits derived from the facelift procedure. Most of these facelift benefits apply to each and every patient who selects this procedure. It’s important to understand that a facelift addresses such problems with aging as a loss of skin elasticity, a loss of chin and neck contours, the presence of jowls, a loss of muscle tone in the face and neck, and many other issues. A facelift will address each of these concerns, allowing you to benefit from modern techniques that help to reduce and eliminate these problems entirely.
More specifically, the advantages of a facelift center around three distinct benefits. For one, your facial muscles are tightened. These facial muscles inevitably weaken with age, which causes them to sag. Before the skin is rearranged during a facelift, these muscles are tightened and placed into a more natural form. This will allow the results of your facelift to last much longer. Another benefit of a facelift is that it helps to repair any loose skin that you may be suffering from. Any sagging skin on your face will be trimmed and tightened, which erases years from your face. The skin isn’t tightened too much, however, as this can lead to an opposite effect where it’s clear that the skin has been worked on. When the tightening of the skin is done just right, your face will appear much more natural.
The facial contours of your face should also be drastically improved once you’ve settled on a facelift, though the contours that are affected all depend on the type of facelift you receive. For instance, a mid-facelift tends to offer a smoother appearance to the cheeks, while a lower facelift offers a better jawline contour. If you’re unsure of which type of facelift works best with your needs, simply ask your plastic surgeon.
Given the relative safety of the facelift procedure, practically everyone would make a good candidate for a facelift. However, ideal candidates for this procedure include people who don’t smoke and individuals who have realistic expectations of the benefits provided by a facelift. This procedure is designed to cause you to appear a few years younger. It won’t erase twenty years off your life, but is a more powerful option than Botox and other facial injections. Healthy individuals also make the best candidates, as the presence of medical conditions could adversely impact healing and put undue additional surgical risks. If you feel that you’re a good candidate for a facelift, call us at 877.969.2308 today to schedule your initial consultation.
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