Face lift plastic surgery is a popular procedure that allows an individual to achieve a younger face look through excess facial skin removal. It is generally a safe surgery, and in the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon the results may be spectacular. There is no need to endure distress and negative thoughts every time you look in the mirror, when you could consider having a face lift to achieve a tighter skin look and a more youthful facial appearance.
A face lift involves making an incision that starts in the region of the ears and continues into the hairy region of the scalp, which means that it is generally invisible. The surgeon will carefully separate the skin from the more profound tissues and gently pull it upwards to tighten it. A careful analysis and judgement as to how much the facial skin will be tightened is then made, to ensure that the final appearance is as natural as possible. The plastic surgeon will then re-drape the skin and stabilize the new skin structure with sutures and/or staples. Excess skin will be removed, and the extent of the removal depends on the amount of excessive skin and skin folds and on the expertise of the surgeon. An experienced plastic surgeon will pay attention to any particular anatomical aspect of the patient and adjust the surgical technique accordingly. The surgery is done under comfort anesthesia.
Although the traditional face lift surgery is the most effective procedure to achieve skin rejuvenation and a pleasant, youthful appearance, less invasive face lift techniques have been designed. Some of them may not involve the necessity of making a surgical incision, minimizing the scarring and any post surgical pain. The less invasive face lift involves the use of specialized threads to pull up and tighten the face skin, but the procedure is usually less effective than a traditional face lift and the results may not last long enough.
As with any other surgery, there are associated risks with a face lift surgery. Additionally, there are people with certain medical conditions such as severe heart disease, high blood pressure that is poorly controlled with medication or diabetes who may not be eligible to have the procedure. An experienced plastic surgeon, however, will carefully discuss all aspects of the surgery and answer any question that you may have. It is important to tell the doctor about all health issues you may have and the medication you are currently taking. For example, the surgeon may ask you to temporarily stop any blood thinner medication that you may be using to avoid bleeding during face lift surgery. Also, make sure to inform the surgeon about any preferences and concerns regarding your final face look, which may enable the surgeon to adjust his or her technique according to these specific requirements.
A face lift surgery is generally an effective and safe procedure that will help you look younger and feel better by removing skin folds and excessive skin. However, make sure to benefit from the services of an experienced and highly trained surgeon, who will discuss all the associated health risks and complications, which generally can be avoided through a professional approach. If you would like to receive professional medical advice regarding a potential face lift surgery, don't hesitate to call us at (321) 676-3101 and benefit from our expertise in this medical field. Scheduling an appointment with us at our plastic surgery center in Melbourne, Florida is the best way to make an informed and responsible decision regarding your face lift.