A refreshed, rejuvenated look without appearing’over-tightened’ or weird – this is the objective of the facelift. Your facial identity is preserved – you just look fresher, rested, healthier, and happy without appearing’operated’ on.
The mixing of an artistic strategy with solidly based surgical rejuvenation techniques is the secret. Smoothing of the neck skin with the elimination of any swollen fat or loose skin yields more of a’right angle” to the throat. When not over-tightened, this produces a youthful look in a really unconscious type of way. Restoring of a clean jawline, without any sagginess, jowls or reduced face heaviness produces a healthy, fresher look both from the sides and the front as long as the skin does not seem’over-pulled’! Elimination of the deep lines and grooves around the mouth make one look happier, fresher, and less’mad’ or scowling, provided not over-tightened or over-lifted. Combining these changes and done well, it ought to be tough 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 basis and support for the look of suitable smoothness to the skin of the face and neck. If these muscles are not restored and refined, the skin is being asked to’hold’ up everything. Leaving the muscle tightening steps out actually 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 correctly tightened across the sides of the face, and fat removed from under the chin with the neck muscles also tightened, the skin can be artistically re-draped in a gentle, increased manner. And the stage is set for long-term effects – 10 years or more isn’t unusual – as a result.
General anesthesia is not needed to get a lower face and neck lift. Utilizing specific sedation and local anesthetic methods designed specifically for this surgery, most patients sleep (as in falling asleep, not’knocked out’) during their facelift. No general anesthesia means it’s safer overall, with an easier, faster recovery and less potential for complications. The financial savings realized are also quite substantial – reducing the common costs by as much as 50%!
It’s better to get 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 conservative, over-tightened 5 hour surgery, facelifts were kind of withheld as a’last resort’ kind of process. This might make sense for a lengthy, complex surgery with the need to hide out for a prolonged, intense 3-4 weeks of recovery. But with modern, sophisticated techniques that is a now a two hour surgery using local anesthetic; it is a walk-in/walk-out process with a 1-2 week presentability recovery. Plus, shouldn’t you get to really enjoy your look for many years? Unfortunately, as we age we also tend to develop conditions and require medications which may interfere with, or complicate surgical procedures. In general, having a lower face and neck lift is more successful and less noticeable as it is less of a’drastic shift’. So if the signs are there, a lower face and neck lift is better done sooner, as opposed to later. This is why we call it the”Look Fabulous Today” Lift!