If we’re all being honest, nobody really wants to look old. Of course, it is important to embrace yourself as you age and not fight the process; however, just because you are getting older doesn’t mean you have to accept looking old. Fortunately, wrinkles, folds and drooping facial skin can be addressed with a simple cosmetic procedure.
A facelift, or a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure done to reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles. The surgeon will lift and tighten facial muscles to improve the contours of the patient’s face and make them look more youthful.
What Does a Facelift Involve?
Facelifts are performed as an outpatient surgery. The surgeon will first give the patient some type of anesthetic. During a typical facelift procedure, the surgeon tightens some facial muscles and may remove some excess skin and fat. The surgery generally takes several hours. Most people can go home after the operation.
What Happens After the Surgery?
The patient’s face will be gently bandaged after the surgery. Our surgeon will likely recommend cold compresses and medication to help provide relief during recovery. The patient will need to rest for several days after the procedure. You will be given detailed instructions about what to do after surgery to promote optimal healing. Recovery times vary for each patient.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
The best candidate for a facelift will be an adult in good overall health. The person should also have realistic expectations. A facelift is a surgical procedure that will require recovery time. A good candidate will also have strong bone structure that can support the altered muscles and skin. Similarly, they should have sufficiently elastic skin that can conform and adjust to the new contours of their face.
People who have already tried non-surgical procedures like chemical peels and not gotten the desired results may also be good candidates. Your candidacy for this procedure will be discussed in detail during a consultation at our office.
Schedule a Consultation Today
The best way for you to determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift is to talk with the experts at Hanemann Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge. After a careful evaluation of your facial features and your medical history, our board-certified plastic surgeon can help you decide if a facelift can benefit you. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.