20 Jun

Advantages and Benefits of a Traditional Face Lift

With the increasing popularity of nonsurgical facelifts like those offered by PDO threads, a traditional surgical facelift might seem less appealing. However, there are some major advantages to getting a traditional facelift that just aren’t there with nonsurgical treatments.

Tighten Facial Muscles

Although nonsurgical facelifts will tighten your skin and make you look younger, they don’t do anything for the underlying tissues. As you get older, the muscle structure of your face can also get weaker or loose. During a surgical facelift, the plastic surgeon will tighten the underlying muscles and tissues as well, which can also help your facelift results last longer.

Avoid a Pulled Appearance

PDO threads and similar skin tightening treatments give you a facelift by pulling the skin back to tighten it. This pulled look makes it obvious that you have had a cosmetic procedure done, especially to those people who see you frequently. A traditional surgical facelift looks natural.

More Targeted Facial Contours

The traditional facelift can be focused on the midface to improve the cheeks, or the lower face to remove excess skin from jowls, jaw line, and neck line. You could opt for a comprehensive facelift that addresses both of these areas as well. 

If you are interested in a facelift and want to learn more about traditional surgical options, contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment.

Dr. William W. Adams MD

Plastic Surgeon at Dr. William W. Adams MD
Dr. William Adams is a serious surgeon. After stints in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas, he established his practice in St. Petersburg in 1995. For his internship and residency, he chose the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in large part because the program allowed him to immediately concentrate on plastic surgery. Find out more about Dr. Adams on Google + and Facebook