The Original Cosmetic Surgery — the Facelift
- Posted on: Mar 14 2018
While modern medicine keeps discovering ways to make us live longer, it hasn’t figured out how to help our skin keep up. Sure, we can protect our skin when we’re up skiing at Nakiska or Castle Mountain, or when we’re hiking at Lake Louise. But we can’t do a thing about our body’s drop in collagen production over the years. Since collagen production drops one additional percentage point every year after we turn 20, we have 30 percent less of the stuff when we hit 50. That’s why our skin sags and loses volume, and there’s not much we can do about it, no matter the promises of the cosmetic industry.
This is especially true on the face, which has some of the body’s thinnest skin. Aging shows itself in deep creases beside the mouth, hanging jowls, sunken cheeks, loose skin and banding on the neck, and an overall saggier countenance.
But a facelift with Dr. Perron can take a decade off your face. A facelift will remove loose skin on your face and neck, tighten underlying muscle and tissue, and remove excess fat.
Would a facelift be right for me?
A facelift, clinically known as rhytidectomy, rejuvenates the mid-to-lower face and neck. Generally, most anyone over the age of 45 could benefit from a facelift. If you have these characteristics, a facelift with Dr. Perron could be a good procedure:
- Mid-face sagging
- Deep nasolabial folds
- Fatty, loose areas below your cheekbones
- Deep creases under your eyes
- Banding, fatty tissue, and loose skin on your neck
How long do the results of a facelift last?
Your results are permanent, but the aging process will continue. Still, the gains made with re-contoured cheeks, chin, jowls, and neck will endure. But they will also continue to age. How long your results will be noticeable depends on you limiting environmental factors such as sun exposure and smoking. Many patients have a more limited facelift procedure again in five to 10 years simply to keep pace with aging.
What other procedures are combined with facelifts?
There is some misconception as to the meaning of “facelift,” thinking it applies to the entire face. A facelift actually only addresses the lower two thirds of the face — the cheeks down through the jawline. The skin, muscles, and other tissues along the brow and surrounding the eyelids are very distinct. But you can minimize your recovery by combining other procedures with your facelift. Complementary procedures with Dr. Perron are neck lifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgery.
Interested in taking 10-15 years off your facial age? Call Dr. Perron, (403) 228-7076, and schedule your consultation.
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