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Eliminate Harsh Lines and Wrinkles with a Facelift

As you age, the youthful contours of the face that you were used to for so long may start to change and appear older. As time progresses, the skin can start to sag and develop wrinkles, giving away your age. A popular form of cosmetic surgery among both men and women – a facelift can work to remedy those issues to give you a more youthful and vibrant glow.

Factors such as age, heredity, smoking, or even exposure to the sun can damage the skin and make you look older. Just because you have aged, it does not mean that you have to go around looking that way as well. If how you look is making you unhappy or uncomfortable, then a traditional facelift procedure can take that pain away.

A traditional facelift can help eliminate excess sagging skin, fat deposits. and deep folds in the middle to lower section of your face. Keep in mind that this is an invasive surgery that requires the use of strategic incisions to gain access to the underlying tissues. The incision will be made along the hairline to remain hidden once it has healed.

After making the incision, your surgeon will separate the skin, the tissue, and the muscle so that excess fat can be removed. The muscles and tissues around the area are also strengthened and the excess skin from the area is trimmed.

What You Need To Know About Traditional Facelifts

The first thing that you need to keep in mind, is that you need to find the right doctor to perform the operation. Instead of going to the first doctor you come across, make it a point to properly research and find a certified practitioner with a track record of success.

Once you have found the right doctor for your operation, you need to sit down with them and properly discuss what you hope to achieve from the operation. Keep regularly engaging with your doctor and make sure that you follow the necessary maintenance after the operation.

During the surgery, the first step is administering the anesthesia. After this, your surgeon will make an incision in the temple area behind your hairline. This then goes down the front of the ear and circles around the lobe of the ear to reach the point where it started.

During the whole process, care is taken to ensure that the incisions will be closed and placed in a way that will be hidden from view. After this, the muscles and connective tissues lining the face are carefully repositioned. The excessive skin, is then trimmed away, and the incisions are closed.

Your face will then be covered with a sterile gauze, which will stay on for at least one or two days. Within two to three weeks, you can expect to be completely healed. You will regain the youthful look you desire and be able to say goodbye to the signs of aging that covered your face. If you are tired of looking worn out and exhausted, then opt for a traditional face lift today!

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in undergoing a face lift with Dr. Tim Sayed, a double-board certified plastic surgeon, contact our office. He has been practicing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for 13 years and will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.