Age-related skin problems such as wrinkling and dimpling can be treated with dermal fillers and resurfacing procedures, but eventually there comes a time when folding and creasing, combined with deeper wrinkle lines, gets out of control. Adults over the age of 40 find it much more difficult to maintain a smooth skin surface on the face. A facelift can dramatically improve the appearance of the facial skin, and the results often last for up to a decade.
We cannot recommend a facelift, however, until after we have consulted with the client and examined the facial features closely. This is a surgical procedure that involves some pre-treatment prep and post-treatment care on the part of the client. Below, we offer some information about what a facelift can do to rejuvenate the facial skin and how the surgery is performed.
Smoothing the Skin Via Surgery
The most noticeable improvement after a facelift surgery is the smoothness of the skin itself. This is the result of pulling the skin upward from the jawline toward the ears. The skin, now repositioned, attaches itself once more to the subcutaneous tissues, and fine wrinkles are smoothed away.
This pulling upward of the skin also removes creasing and folding that occurs near the sides of the nose and on the lower cheeks. To get the right contours, the skin surgeon lifts the skin away from the subdermal tissues and uses special instruments to remove or reposition some fat and muscle tissue. The idea is to create natural contour lines so that the results don’t look too chiseled or sharp.
After the surgery is completed, the client will notice that noticeable problems such as the appearance of jowls, sagging lines and nasolabial folds, and wrinkling on the cheeks are eliminated. It takes years for fat to accumulate once more in these areas, so the results are quite long-lasting.
A facelift can be combined with a brow lift for a complete rejuvenation of the facial features. We might recommend this combination surgery during a consultation.
If you feel you’re ready for a really positive change in your facial features, one that can take years off your appearance, feel free to learn more from the professionals at the office of Mark P Solomon, MD. A facelift is simpler to perform today than in previous years, and you’ll be surprised at how this type of skin ablation and repositioning surgery can do wonders for your overall appearance. We are conveniently located in Bala Cynwyd and Beverly Hills. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!