Fighting the aging process is challenging, but definitely doable! It entails developing a complete understanding of what is happening to the tissues and structures of the face and then creating a counter and equal force that re-establishes the pre-aged appearance as closely as possible. Your surgeon has the training and expertise to evaluate your face and carefully discern the changes that have taken place thus far in the life continuum. Once completed, solutions that address each component of your own individual process are then suggested; no two people are exactly alike.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a medically sound way to rejuvenate not just the face, but in many cases, the entire personality and outlook of the recipient. However, it is an often-misunderstood procedure made “infamous” by those who have suffered through unsuccessful ones. Facelifts are also the beneficiaries of the wonders of leading-edge technology because, with today’s better understanding of aging vectors and our newest appreciation for facial fullness, along with state-of-the-art medical equipment, the lift has entered the new millennium. Say goodbye to the horror of “pulled and stretched” and say hello to the marvel of the natural rejuvenated lift.
When it comes to a facelift, we focus on repairing the underlying structures of the face. Over time, deep tissue can loosen and cause sagging, but we can reposition it to restore the natural contours of your face. Our skilled professionals work to adjust each layer of facial tissue for a beautiful and lasting outcome. Additionally, we may suggest fat transfer or facial implants to replace lost volume and enhance your overall appearance.
Facelift surgery is commonly performed on patients in their forties to sixties, but it can also be successful for those in their seventies and eighties. A range of concerns can be addressed through a facelift, including:
- Change in the shape of the face
- The appearance of jowls or fullness along the jawline
- Loose facial and/or neck skin
- Fullness and/or “banding” in the neck
- Improve folds of the face (e.g., nasolabial fold)
- Reposition a “droopy cheek”
Facelifts, eyelid surgeries, and neck lifts offer a way to look younger and more vibrant, as long as they enhance rather than distort the natural appearance of your features. It's important to remember that these procedures can't turn back time or fully rejuvenate your appearance. Before choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery, take the time to consider your goals and have a frank discussion about them with your surgeon.
How Is It Done?
It all begins with fine incisions, hidden carefully in and around the ears with the lowest incisions camouflaged in the hair behind the ears. This approach allows direct visualization of fallen tissues under the skin, resuspension in an upward vector, and then careful trimming of excess or redundant skin. Significant attention is paid to detail with the incision placements and preservation of the hair and hairline, creating the most optimal outcome. Our surgeons encourage the patient to ask to see typical facelift incisions—after all, it’s your face, and you should be aware of placement and appearance.
The lift provides about 7-9 years of support, effectively pulling back the hands of time by that amount of time. The procedure is not a painful one and, after the first two days, can be effectively managed with regular Tylenol and a supportive bandage. Patients are often asked to stay in the facility for the first night, but everyone goes home the very next day with all remaining follow-ups done in the office.
At ENT and Allergy Associates, we believe that the best version of you starts with feeling your best, both inside and out. If you’re considering a facelift, neck lift, or eyelid surgery to reach a more youthful look and feel great about yourself, then ENT and Allergy Associates is the place for you. Our extensive history in providing advanced facial procedures is second to none; we are experts in helping you reach a more vibrant look.
The team at ENT and Allergy Associates makes sure everyone feels comfortable and supported during their entire journey—starting from the consultation process all the way through their recovery period. We are confident that we can help you effectively achieve your desired outcome while also getting closer to attaining self-confidence and joy.
Contact your local ENT and Allergy Associates office today to schedule an appointment and take the first steps of this exciting journey!
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