Facelift procedures help patients feel more confident and comfortable with their facial features by changing the structure and appearance of those features. Accent On You Cosmetic Surgery Center performs facial surgery procedures for residents of Arlington, Dallas Fort Worth, and the surrounding communities in Texas. While there is nothing you can do to stop aging, a cosmetic surgery may reverse some of the signs of aging that bother you the most. A facelift is one of the most common surgical procedures performed for patients looking to reverse aging. It normally involves lifting the jowls and neck, targeting the lower third of the face and the neck. A facelift may not be for everyone; however, the surgery itself has different variations and can be customized according to the concerns and the goals of the patients.
With a facelift, Dr. Mohan will correct the sagging skin by examining the deeper structure of your face to understand where and how much correction is necessary. During the procedure, the skin on the face gets lifted and then tightened. If necessary, Dr. Mohan may re-suspend the deeper tissues during this surgery.
How is a Facelift Performed?
Every patient and face is unique in terms of its contour and shape. Your surgeon will evaluate the consistency of your skin before determining the best facelift procedure for you. To begin the procedure, some surgeons choose to give you an anesthetic with a sedative whereas some surgeons may choose to give you a general anesthetic so that you are fully sedated through the procedure. During the traditional facelift, your surgeon makes the incision starting at the temple and going around the curve of the earlobe and passing around the hairline.
What to Expect from a Facelift Surgery?
The facelift is an effective procedure and it is important that you learn about the type of facelift procedure you require in order to meet your specific cosmetic needs. Dr. Mohan will discuss your options with you in-depth during the initial consultation and he will also meet with you pre-procedure to make sure that you do not have any questions or concerns. After surgery, you will most likely be permitted to leave under the supervision of a friend or family member. Recovery will depend on the degree of correction that will be made in order to meet your expectations. Dr. Mohan will provide you will specific aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.
What A Facelift Cannot Do for You
With age, the dermis or lower layers of the skin will become thinner. Proteins like collagen and elastin eventually break down making causing the skin to sag. Because of this, it is important to remember that a facelift can pull the skin to a tighter, firmer position but it cannot change the composition or quality of the skin. A facelift cannot erase signs of aging or fix problems like sagging eyebrows, eyelids and skin discoloration, but you can combine it with other treatments that will address those areas.
A Facelift can help you achieve important desired results; however, it can only target certain parts of the face which include the jawline, midface, and lower face. To address other problems, your surgeon will suggest a combination procedure like the following:
- A neck lift can be combined with a facelift to remove excess skin and fat to eliminate the bands and wrinkles of the neck and to create a tighter and smoother neck.
- Eyelid surgery deals with puffy lower eyelids and droopy upper eyelids.
- Brow lift or forehead lift reduces the appearance of droopy eyebrows and the deep creases and furrows on the forehead.
- Facial implants made with silicone are placed in the jaw, cheek, and chin to improve the overall facial proportion and symmetry.
- Rhinoplasty helps to bring the nose in a good proportion with the face to make it look smaller or larger. The surgeon may remove a hump on the nose, dip a bridge on it or do anything else that can improve the profile.
- Otoplasty is done in order to reduce protrusive ears.
- Facial fat transfer or fat grafting helps to add volume to areas of the face where a patient has hollowing or deflation.
At Accent On You, we take pride in delivering the utmost quality of care with a personalized approach. Our patients in Arlington, Dallas Fort Worth, and the surrounding communities in Texas receive nothing but the most comprehensive information on the procedures we perform because we believe that an informed decision is the best decision. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nakamura or Dr. Mohan to discuss your aesthetic goals and learn more about the services provided by Accent On You.