Rhytidectomy, commonly known as a facelift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure widely performed in order to combat the effects of aging, gravity, sun exposure, and genetics on the face and neck. It involves incisions made along the hairline and around the ears in order to raise the skin, adjust underlying tissue, and tighten muscles and skin.
The facelift is an excellent option for men and women, particularly those over 40 years of age, looking to regain their youthful appearance. Here are some of the key benefits of a facelift.
Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
The primary and most noticeable benefit of a facelift is the reduction of the appearance of wrinkles on the face. The procedure tightens the neck, jawline, and overall skin on the face, effectively smoothing out lines and creases.
Reducing sagging and eliminating fatty deposits
As we age, our skin and tissue start to lose elasticity, and this can lead to sagging skin. In addition, fat may become displaced or drop due to a decrease in facial volume. Facelifts effectively remove excess skin and fat to help improve the look of saggingand jowls and get rid of a double chin. This can effectively provide improvements in contours of the face, allowing for a better-looking jawline.Liposuction and free fat grafting are often used in combination to achieve the most youthful result.
Overall improved facial appearance
Many non-surgical procedures are on the market and gaining popularity. Botox, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, and other facial rejuvenation procedures do all have their benefits; however, they tend to only target specific areas of the face while ignoring other problem areas.
A facelift, on the other hand, doesn’t focus on problem areas separately. It rejuvenates the entire face, offering great results in overall improved facial appearance by targeting the skin, muscles, and underlying facial tissue. In addition, by firming and tightening the more prominent areas of the face, the best aspects of your other facial features can be brought out.
Many people associated facelifts with the fake and unnatural “pulled back” look. In fact, one of the most common questions about the procedure that people ask is if the changes in their appearance will look natural. And the answer is yes.
More youthful appearance
Daily stresses, gravity, genetics, and years spent smiling, laughing, and frowning can leave us looking older than we feel. Crow’s feet, forehead creases, nasolabial folds, and other fine lines and wrinkles start to appear.
This procedure does not drastically change a person’s appearance or make them look like someone else. However, tightening the muscles and skin, eliminating sagging, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles will turn patients into more youthful versions of themselves, allowing their outward appearances to match the way they feel. Patients look years younger and more refreshed.
Though rhytidectomy cannot stop time from marching on, it can help turn the clock on your appearance. You will continue to see results for many years after you’ve undergone the procedure. As the years pass, you will age more gracefully.
Self-esteem and self-confidence
When you look younger and people are noticing improvements in your appearance, you’re naturally going to feel more confident. How you look—and how you believe you look—has a big impact on self-esteem. You may find yourself happier, more vital, and more engaged in life once you start to feel more confident after undergoing this procedure.
The benefits that you’ll receive aren’t just physical, however. Patients also gain a wealth of social benefits as well. From a professional perspective, many patients choose to undergo rhytidectomy in order to compete with the younger workforce, particularly when they’re in client-facing industries like sales. Many patients see improvements in their dating lives as well. The more youthful appearance coupled with enhanced self-confidence can go a long way to improving one’s social life.