With more options and techniques than ever, a facelift can provide a lift in more than just your face – it can truly boost your confidence and spirits as well, while providing a more youthful appearance. A board certified plastic surgeon like Miami cosmetic surgeon Dr. Moises Salama can customize a facelift to fit your individual needs.

Facelifts Create More Youthful and Smooth Facial Appearance for Both Men and Women

Your face really says it all – it shows the world when you are happy, when you’re confused, when you are frustrated, when you’re surprised.  Years of laughing, frowning, spending time in the sun and simply living your life can also start to speak for themselves on your face in the form of wrinkles, lines, sagging skin, lost volume and other significant issues. A facelift or rhytidectomy, then, can help reverse the effects of time and gravity and create a more youthful and smooth face from which to see the world.

Technically, a facelift focuses the area from the lower part of your ears on down through your neck. Facelift candidates are often interested in combining this service with a mid-facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift and other cosmetic surgeries to comprehensively address issues of concern. As with any cosmetic surgical procedure, a facelift can be customized to your goals, needs, interests and lifestyle.

Facelifts offer both impressive and long-term results, boosting elasticity and volume and reducing wrinkles, crow’s feet and other lines on the face. A facelift can also improve the face’s overall muscle tone and help to fade age or sun spots on the face. While facelifts initially made some patients look a bit surprised, new technology and advances ensure that facelifts look natural, rather than pulled and awkward. Cosmetic surgeons focus more on tightening and supporting the muscles, connective tissues and fat pads below the skin to allow for better draping of the facial skin.

Good candidates for facelifts have loose skin on the face and jaw line but are already in good general health and also have a solid understanding of the procedure. Make sure that you discuss any concerns you have as well as any medications or vitamins you are taking with your cosmetic surgeon prior to scheduling the surgery.  Facelift surgery is both safe and effective for patients who are well-prepared for it.

A facelift can be performed in a private surgical center or in a hospital with the use of general anesthesia, and the procedures generally take about two to three hours. Following the facelift, it is important to be patient and understand that healing is a process. Follow your cosmetic surgeon’s instructions, rest, eat well and give your face time to heal properly. Some people are ready to return to work and most activities in just a week or so, while others will need more time.

The face is truly amazing for its ability to express emotions, including delight and joy; a facelift, then, can give you the ability to laugh, talk and exclaim without any worries.

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