Every morning when you look in the mirror, you see a vital part of your identity, and what makes the first impression on strangers. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the first places where the subtle signs of aging are detailed in fine lines and sagging skin. Dallas Plastic Surgeon Jesse Smith shares, “As we age our skin loses its elasticity, prominent cheekbones diminish, and muscular bands become more apparent.” This means each time we look in the mirror we begin to look more and more like our parents as the appearance of our youth fades. But you don’t have to accept this aging process with a shrug. You can be like the thousands of people who have reversed the visible effects of aging by undergoing a Facelift.
For most, a Facelift is more than simply a physical transformation. It can improve the way people feel about themselves. The next time you look in the mirror, imagine how a Facelift could help restore the look of your youth. Imagine your cheeks elevated, jowls tightened, folds flattened, and excess skin removed. Your appearance is not replaced, but a younger, more vibrant appearance is restored. A facelift isn’t a miracle maker. A Facelift won’t make a woman in her fifties look like a teenager, but it can make a face firmer, look many years younger, and lift your self-esteem.
What improves with a Facelift?
- Loose jowls
- Excess skin removed
- Youthful appearance to the lower portion of the face
Who is a good candidate for a Facelift?
The ideal patient for a Facelift will be in generally good health and within 20 pounds of their goal weight. They are looking to improve the sagging, aging skin on the lower face and neck. The procedure can benefit patients of any age, as well as both men and women. Those with a defined bony structure can usually see exceptional benefits from the procedure. Always discuss your desire with your board certified plastic surgeon so you can have reasonable expectations.
How long is the recovery from a Facelift?
Patients should expect their recovery after a Facelift to last two to three weeks. As with many procedures, bruising and swelling can be expected for the first several days after surgery. Patients normally feel well enough to return to work or school about two weeks after surgery. After this time, most are generally comfortable in their appearance, and ready to be out in public although final results may take longer to be fully appreciated.
Remember, Facelifts and facial rejuvenation surgery cannot completely restore the health and vitality of your youthful face, but the procedures will do a lot to make you look as good as you feel!
Dr. Ramsey Choucair is a Dallas, Texas Plastic Surgeon, and Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Choucair served on the Harvard Medical School Faculty for several years and now in private practice and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Choucair is known for his personalized care and attention to detail. Named Top10MD in 2015 an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeed within the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Choucair, click on his profile or call his office at 214.390.0011.