In recent years, non-surgical, non-invasive options like Botox and dermal fillers have become popular approaches to correcting wrinkles and tightening the skin. However, facelift surgery is still one of the top five surgical procedures, with 126,000 procedures performed in 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This constitutes a 6 percent increase over the year before, showing that this procedure is even increasing in popularity. Facelifts help correct unsightly wrinkles and sagging skin, but there are many other benefits of a facelift over other non-invasive options.
Loss of muscle tone and elasticityAs you age, you naturally lose muscle tone and elasticity in the skin. This natural loss can cause sagging skin and wrinkles. It can also reduce the contour of the face and create a more aged appearance. A facelift can effectively tighten the skin, taking years off your appearance.
Deep creases and jowls around the mouth and noseOther common concerns that can be treated by a facelift are deep creases around the mouth and drooping skin around the cheek, also known as jowls. Often, these issues are caused by excess loose skin that results from lost collagen and elasticity. Non-invasive procedures are unable to tighten the skin once it has lost this much elasticity, while a facelift actually removes the excess skin, creating an overall tightened appearance.
Deep wrinklesFacelifts are often not the best way to treat fine lines and wrinkles, but they can erase deep wrinkles. Often, deep wrinkles are a result of the facial muscles slackening due to age or an excess of skin. A facelift can effectively address these issues and reduce deep wrinkles.
Less definition in the chin and neck areaFor a variety of reasons, people may experience a loss of definition in the chin and neck area as they age. Two of the most common reasons for the loss of definition are loose skin and excess fat in the neck area. These issues can be corrected with a facelift.
Another option: mini faceliftThose who want the benefits of a facelift without the recovery time of the standard procedure may want to consider a mini facelift. This procedure uses small incisions to trim away excess skin and fat, smoothing out the face. Because it uses smaller incisions, there is a shorter recovery time. Mini facelifts are a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, and involve less bruising and swelling than a typical facelift. These procedures are ideal for those with minor concerns or who have had a previous facelift.
There are many non-surgical options for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and facelifts may not be right for everyone. However, for those with problems stemming from loss of muscle tone and excessive loose skin, a facelift may be ideal. Facelifts are an excellent way to take years off of your appearance.
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