If you feel that your reflection is looking particularly tired and deflated and you’re not sure that your usual skincare regime is making any difference, it may be a good time to consider a facelift.
Attending to the subtle signs of ageing will only get you so far – sometimes it’s necessary to go slightly deeper so that you can rejuvenate your face from the inside out.
Facelifts can address a number of different concerns related to the natural ageing process and depending on the technique being used, your results will last you up to 15 years.
The 5 Areas You Can Improve with a Facelift
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Here are the different areas and concerns that a facelift can address.
- The Eyelids
As we start ageing, no matter how much sleep we get, our eyelids will begin to sag. An eyelid tuck can be incorporated into your facelift to reduce creases around your eyes and lift your eyelids, which instantly energises your face. Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkles injections can also be used to smooth out fine lines around the eyes following your facelift.
- The Neck
All too often, patients are so focused on lifting and smoothing their faces that they tend to forget about the neck area, an area that can show some of the most noticeable signs of ageing. Lower facelift surgery can lift and tighten the neck and jawline to decrease sagging and iron out the creases that create an older appearance. You can speak to your surgeon about whether a neck tuck might be a more appropriate option for you based on your goals.
- Sagging Cheeks
Loss of skin elasticity and a reduction in collagen production is inevitable as we age. When paired with gravity, areas such as the cheeks gradually begin to drawn down and create a sunken look. Since facelifts tighten and lift the muscles and the skin, it will also be able to reduce the appearance of sagging cheeks.
- A Double Chin
Nobody likes the idea of having a double chin but unfortunately, once the skin on the chin and jaw begin to sag, a double chin can become more prominent. A lower facelift targets both the chin and the jaw, which means you can eliminate your double chin and enjoy a more defined chin area.
- The Forehead
Patients who have sagging forehead skin can end up with a ‘heavy’ look, particularly around the eye area. If this is the case, a forehead lift can be incorporated into your facelift to address this issue at the same time as your other concerns.
When consulting with your surgeon, your entire face will be evaluated before a professional recommendation is given. It’s important to have realistic expectations about what’s possible and to understand that results will vary between patients.
Your surgeon will also take you through the different techniques that are used and what would be best for you based on your aesthetic goals.