A refreshed, rejuvenated look without looking’over-tightened’ or bizarre – this is the objective of the facelift. Your facial identity is preserved – you just look fresher, relaxed, healthier, and happy without looking’operated’ on.
The mixing of an artistic strategy with solidly based surgical rejuvenation techniques is the secret. When not over-tightened, this creates a youthful look in a very unconscious sort of way. Restoring of a sterile jawline, with no sagginess, jowls or lower face heaviness creates a healthy, fresher appearance both from the sides and the front so long as the skin doesn’t seem’over-pulled’! Elimination of the deep grooves and lines around the mouth make one look happier, fresher, and less’mad’ or scowling, given not over-tightened or over-lifted. Combining these changes and done well, it should be hard to tell that anything was done with an overall appearance that is just’better’.
Lesser techniques aren’t necessarily significantly less expensive and are often very dissatisfying, even short-term. The underlying muscles are the foundation and support for the appearance of suitable smoothness to the skin of the face and neck. If these muscles are not restored and elegant, the skin has been asked to’hold’ everything up. Leaving the muscle tightening steps out really creates an over-tightened look – strike one. Strike two – this is biologically unsustainable – the skin will very soon redevelop all its droopiness. With the muscles properly tightened across the sides of the face, and fat removed from under the chin with the neck muscles also tightened, the skin may be re-draped at a gentle, lifted way. And the stage is set for long-term effects – 10 years or longer isn’t unusual – as a result.
General anesthesia is not needed for a lower face and neck lift. Utilizing specific sedation and local anesthetic techniques designed especially for this operation, most patients sleeping (as in falling asleep, not’knocked out’) during their facelift. No general anesthesia means it is safer overall, with a simpler, quicker recovery and less potential for complications. The fiscal savings realized are also quite substantial – reducing the common costs by up to 50%!
It’s much better to have a facelift completed in your late 40’s or 50’s than when you’re older. This one may have surprised you! Years before, and perhaps even still for those performing the old-fashioned, over-tightened 5 hour surgery, facelifts were sort of withheld as a’last resort’ type of process. This might make sense for a lengthy, complicated surgery with the necessity to hide out for a prolonged, extreme 3-4 weeks of recovery. However, with modern, sophisticated techniques that is a now a two hour surgery using local anesthetic; it is a walk-in/walk-out procedure with a 1-2 week presentability recovery. Plus, shouldn’t you get to actually enjoy your look for several years? Unfortunately, as we age we also often build conditions and require medications which may interfere with, or complicate surgical procedures. Overall, having a lower face and neck lift is more successful and less noticeable as it is less of a’drastic change’. So if the indications are there, a lower face and neck lift is better done sooner, rather than later. That is why we call it the”Look Fabulous Now” Lift!