Facial implants use fillers and surgical implants to alter the underlying structure of your skin and provide a better balance to the face. This procedure is an option for anyone who feels that reshaping certain features can enhance their natural look.
Who Can Get a Facelift?
The best candidates for facelift surgery display signs of facial aging, but their skin maintains some elasticity. They are usually in their 40s through 70s.
Before undergoing a facelift, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with a surgeon. You should be healthy and have realistic goals for your procedure. Your surgeon will give you a physical exam and thoroughly discuss your medical history before making a recommendation based on your expectations and overall health. In some cases, a minor procedure may be enough to satisfy your goals.
A facelift aims to improve problem areas such as sagging skin, creases below the eyelids and along the nose and mouth, loose skin and fatty deposits. A neck lift can eliminate sagging jowls, loose skin and accumulated fat. The two may be performed simultaneously.
Other procedures (facial implants, soft tissue augmentation or injectable fillers to reduce wrinkles) may also be completed, either at the same time or soon afterward, to enhance the results.
How Are Facelifts Performed?
During the procedure, anesthesia is administered and incisions are made, allowing the surgeon to sculpt and reposition fat, tissues and muscle from the face, jowls and neck. Skin is then draped over the contours of the face and closed using sutures or adhesives.
All surgeries carry some risk of side effects or complications. Initially, there will be swelling and bruising. You may also experience scarring, bleeding, infection, numbness, pain, hair loss at the incision sites, facial nerve injury, skin loss and fluid accumulation.
You must decide for yourself whether the risk is worth the payoff. For many patients, the final results—a more youthful appearance that is long-lasting and easily visible—help restore confidence and far outweigh the possibility of any complications.
A brow lift, sometimes referred to as a forehead lift or eyebrow rejuvenation, is a procedure in which the skin of your forehead is raised and excess tissue is removed to soften wrinkles and creases and restore a more youthful appearance.
Who Can Benefit from a Brow Lift?
As we age, lines across the forehead deepen and eyes can become droopy as skin loses elasticity and starts to sag. This can make you look sad, tired or angry. A brow lift can help correct the natural signs of aging by softening forehead creases and frown lines, repositioning a sagging brow and raising the eyebrows to provide a more youthful and pleasant appearance.
The best candidates are healthy individuals who don’t smoke and have realistic expectations about improving their appearance.