There are tons of injections, facials, and procedures, not to mention lotions, creams, and serums, meant to improve the signs of aging. But, there’s nothing out there that can take years off your appearance like a facelift.
What is a facelift?
A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure where incisions are made on the edges of the face, fat and underlying tissues are redistributed, and the skin is then replaced over the redesigned structure. Excess skin is cut away and the incisions are closed.
What kind of results can I expect?
The results are dramatic with a full, traditional facelift. You will see a visible, significant reduction in the effects of aging on your face, chin, and neck, including:
- Fine lines, including crow’s feet and smoker’s mouth
- Shallow and deep wrinkles
- Nasolabial folds
- Under eye sagging
- Eyebrow sagging
- Loss of jawline definition
- General skin looseness
Mini-lifts are simply facelifts with small incisions and less pronounced results. Mini-lifts are often used to focus on one specific area instead of the entire face.
What can I expect after the surgery?
You will have significant redness, swelling, and bruising after your facelift. It’s important to follow all of your surgeon’s aftercare instructions since the incisions must be cared for multiple times per day.
You’ll be presentable to the public after about 10-14 days, but you won’t see the full effects of your facelift until 2-3 months after the procedure. It takes this long for sensation to return and texture to feel normal again.
Is a facelift permanent?
Yes, your facelift results are permanent, although a facelift does not actually stop the aging process. Many patients return for brow or forehead lifts after a facelift to maintain optimal results. Discuss your long-term skincare goals and routine with your surgeon for recommendations on how to keep your youthful look longer.
If you’re ready to improve many signs of aging with one common procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Adams in St. Petersburg. Just one look at our satisfied facelift patients and you’ll know why so many Tampa Bay residents have trusted Dr. Adams to give them the youthful look they always wanted. Treat yourself to more confidence and less worry about visible aging with a facelift today!