Aging Gracefully Our Way: Why You Should Consider a Facelift
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You eat healthy, exercise regularly, and feel great. But when you see your reflection, you don’t see the youthful volume you once had. As you get older, your face is one of the first places to show the signs of aging. In addition to fine lines and wrinkles, you also start to lose volume which results in sagging.
While dermal fillers and Botox can minimize wrinkles and restore volume to some degree, both treatments are temporary and cannot produce the same long-term results as a facelift. Before we break down the different types of facelifts, let’s look at what a facelift is and what it can do for you.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure reduces the signs of aging in the face and neck. Depending on the type of facelift performed, it can improve some of the most common complaints associated with the natural aging process.
These often include the following:
- Skin laxity
- Jowl formation
- Deepened marionette lines running from mouth to chin
The facelift is also known as the S lift specifically targets the lower portion of your face. It removes excess skin and repositions the musculature, giving you a well-defined jawline and also addresses jowls that have formed.
A Mid Facelift
The mid-facelift procedure treats the midface region by repositioning skin and muscle in your cheeks. The procedure elevates the cheek tissues, which restores volume and eliminates sagging. This procedure works best for those who have mid-face volume loss without premature jowl formation.
Less Invasive Techniques
For patients who want less invasive rejuvenation, the Silhouette Instalift procedure is a viable option. Rather than cutting into the skin to lift it, Silhouette Instalift utilizes dissolvable sutures. These special types of sutures can re-suspend sagging facial features like nasolabial folds and jowls while anchoring the cheeks.
This procedure is perfect for those who are aren’t prepared to go under the knife yet. On a side note, one of the best benefits of this procedure is that it helps reduce signs of aging without a recovery period. Results can last up to two years, depending on the number of threads and the degree of skin laxity.
At Cosmetic Associates of Maryland, we tailor every facelift procedure based on your aesthetic goals. While some patients benefit from a full facelift, others may only need a mini lift to look as young as they feel.
Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers