People usually look down upon aging as a bad thing instead of looking at it as a chance to enrich their experience of life. They become frustrated as all the signs of aging that manifests on their faces and general body health. Everyone knows that aging is an inevitable and a natural process that our body goes through, and yet have a tough time accepting it.
As we age, our skin produces less of the essential proteins that give us youthful and beautiful skin. Exposure to the sun aggravates the situation, causing it to develop a saggy and wrinkled look. Thanks to the advancements cosmetic medicine, however, you no longer need to fall victim to the early signs of aging that make you look much older than you feel.
An Introduction to Traditional Facelift
In medical terms, the traditional facelift is known as rhytidectomy. It is used to improve the look of your face and to enhance the appearance of the neck and jaw line. It is usually combined with liposuction to get rid of unwanted fat deposits and other facial shaping treatments such as neck lift and nose surgery to further improve one’s overall look.
Doctors usually ensure that the results are as natural in appearance as possible and customize the procedures depending on individual patient needs. It comprises of elimination of unwanted fat and muscle mass from the facial region, along with any excess skin.
Understanding the Ins and Outs of a Traditional Facelift Procedure
These days’ people say anything and everything to sell their products and services, it is high time that everyone becomes a wary consumer. Never trust anyone who promises quick facelifts as they are not effective in the long run and often result in complications.
For the traditional facelift to be effective, the rooted attachments of the skin need to be completely discharged and this takes time and expert surgical precision. Be aware of who you are working with and do your research before going under the knife.
Recovering from a Traditional Facelift
The good news is that the facelift procedure is now significantly less agonizing than it was in the earlier days and usually patients do not need to keep on ingesting pain killers for a long period of time after the procedure is completed. Almost all the swelling subsides within about two weeks and these are easily maskable by means of makeup.
Stitches are removed in about a week or two and a dressing change is done after that. Doctors may ask patients to follow up based on the individual cases, but it is usually just a precautionary measure and not a cause for concern.
The post-surgical marks are hardly visible as the doctors strategically make the incisions at select regions in the face that are easily concealed by the hair. These incisions are made as small as possible. The procedure guarantees gentle and firm skin with improved contours.
Contact Our Office
If you’re ready to begin your journey to a more beautiful and youthful face, it’s time to contact our office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Richard Lee at our Newport Beach plastic surgery office.