As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun and the stresses of daily life begin to take their toll on the face. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jawline grows slack and jowly; folds, loose skin and fat deposits appear around the neck.
A face-lift is a surgical procedure performed to improve the most visible signs of the ageing process, by eliminating excess fat, tightening the muscles beneath the skin of the face and neck, and remove any sagging skin. Many times this procedure is performed in conjunction with eyelid, forehead or other surgery.
A well-performed face lift should revitalise the face without distorting or changing ones facial features. A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may enhance your self-confidence in the process.However it can’t, and shouldn’t, give you a totally different look, nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them at your consultation.
The chances are excellent that you’ll be happy with your facelift, especially if you realise that the results will not be immediately apparent. In the properly selected individual it is very likely to boost ones self-confidence and self-image.
The results of any properly carried out facelift should be lasting but remember the cosmetic surgery cannot halt the ageing process. The clock can be turned back but you cannot stop it ticking. However, it is reasonable to say that the reversal in aging made available to the average facelift patient is undoubtedly successful enough to be recommended as a solution to many of the aging signs that some individuals find objectionable.