4 Signs You Could benefit from a Facelift Procedure

Your face is an important and significant part of your identity. It’s often the first thing people recognize about you. If you don’t feel like you look like the version of yourself you have in your head anymore, a facelift can help restore your identity and dramatically improve your self-confidence. Facelift techniques have also come a long way in the last several years and have long-lasting results. Here are some of the areas that could benefit from a facelift procedure.

Loose or sagging skin

Perhaps the number one reason patients opt for a facelift is to rejuvenate loose or sagging skin. As we age, we experience a loss of skin elasticity. This causes our skin to sag in areas such as the jowls, cheeks, chin, and eyes. A facelift repairs the loose skin by carefully trimming any excess and pulling the existing skin back to return it to a youthful and more natural look. Sophisticated advances in facelift surgeries help to avoid the over-tightening effect that caused the “pulled” facelift look from years past.  

Tighter muscles

Just as we work out to tighten our ab and glute muscles, the muscles in our face may also need tightening. And while frequent smiling and eyebrow raises might be “exercising” those muscles, those movements may not be enough to build muscle strength. The muscles underlying the structure of your face, known as a superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS) tend to weaken and sag with age. A facelift will tighten the underlying muscular structure and configuration to put less tension on your skin, thereby improving and extending the results of your facelift.

Droopy upper eyelids, or puffy lower eyelids

It’s said the eyes are the window to your soul. If you’re experiencing droopy or squinty eyes, or just can’t remove the puffy look no matter how much rest you have, consider eyelid surgery as a part of your facelift. Open up your windows by correcting droopy upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery in conjunction with a facelift, can correct these problematic areas. Droopy or puffy lids make you appear older and more tired than you actually are. By focusing on the eyes, a plastic surgeon enhances your appearance, making you look like the alert, younger self you are.

Scarring and discoloration

Resurfacing and microdermabrasion can address scars and discoloration, such as those caused by acne. These results at times, are enough to correct the visible scarring, but repairing scarring through resurfacing may not be enough, depending on how deep the scar tissue damage is. Plus, results may last only a few years. However, a facelift combined with resurfacing provide longer-lasting results and achieves a softer overall look.

The benefits of facelift correction go beyond the superficial. A facelift returns your identity, increases self-confidence, and allows your personality to shine through. Contact St. Charles Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation today.