Looking younger is a dream – and right – of every maturing man and woman. Despite taking every care of ourselves, ageing of the face is inevitable. The skin on the face and neck starts to sag with time. Fine lines become creases and then become deeper folds. Crow’s feet appear on the sides of the eyes. The jawline becomes jowls, and another chin of loose skin appears beneath the chin. With an increasing desire for people to look younger, it is no wonder that facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, has become the third most popular facial plastic surgery procedure.
There are many facial rejuvenation procedures including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lasers, radiofrequency, and the list goes on. Often, they are termed as substitutes of a facelift. In reality, all these cosmetic surgery procedures have their own place, but they are not substitutes of a facelift. Take radiofrequency for example; radiofrequency skin tightening is a very useful procedure. It can effectively treat fine lines and mild sagging of the skin. However, it cannot remove the excess skin, reposition underlying tissues, or remove the excess fat from the face.
A surgical facelift can do all those things, which its alternatives cannot. The surgeon makes incisions in the natural creases of the skin to avoid visible scars. After the incision, the surgeon removes extra skin, repositions and tightens underlying muscles and ligaments, and removes excess fat from the face. This results in significant improvement, and patients report that they look 10 years younger than their current age.
This procedure does not make you a new person. It simply makes you, what you were 10 years before. Nonsurgical skin rejuvenation methods are very good ways to correct fine lines and mild sagging. They can delay the need of a surgical facelift, but they cannot replace a surgical facelift. Surgical facelift offers long-lasting results, often for a lifetime. Contact our professional staff if you want to know more about the suitability of facelift or its alternative for you.