All about the face lift

You often hear about celebrities undergoing face lifts in order to keep their look of youth alive. The face can become weathered to the world, with gravity, sun exposure, and the daily problems that life throws at you all beginning to show on your face. For that reason, face lifts have become a relatively common procedure in the world of plastic surgery. In this article, we'll give you an in-depth explanation of how exactly a face lift works so that you can more accurately understand what's going on with the procedure and whether or not it's right for you.

In a face lift, the surgeon's goal is to subtract some years from the face via a host of methods. They do this by trimming the excess fat that may be found amongst the face, as well as tightening the muscles of the face before draping the skin back over it. It's a procedure that is commonly undertaken in conjunction with another type of plastic surgery such as a rhinoplasty or blepharoplasty.

Face lifts are an ideal procedure to undergo for those who are in relatively good shape, seeing as the elasticity of the face has a lot to do with what type of results you achieve from the procedure. While the average face lift patient is between the ages of forty and sixty, the procedure can be performed on those of any age, with some receiving the surgery in their eighties.

As with any type of surgery, there are a few risks that are associated with getting a face lift. Hematoma may occur, which is a pooling of blood that occurs underneath the skin. A surgeon will have to remove this excess blood should it become present. Also, you face some risk of injury of the facial muscles upon which the procedure is being performed. Infection also may occur, and poor healing may result in a slow recovery process.

When you're considering a face lift, one of the first and most important things that you need to do is have a consultation with a surgeon in which you'll discuss your goals for the surgery. The surgeon will evaluate the shape of your face and be able to give you a clear answer on whether or not you are a good candidate for the surgery.

It's important to realize when you are considering getting a face lift that there will be some permanent scarring present. In order to manipulate the muscles of the face and remove the excess fat, the surgeon will need to make incisions across the length of the face. Many of these incisions are made near the hairline, allowing for them to be hidden to a certain degree. After some time goes by, most of the scars will be barely apparent, with the natural creases in the face hiding a good portion of them. Also, after the surgery, a certain degree of swelling and bruising will occur before the final results are seen. As mentioned previously, face lifts allow you a method for turning back the clock for a few years. It may make you appear to be five or even ten years younger, and some patients find that another face lift some years down the road can help to keep their youthful appearance.

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