We can’t completely stop the signs of aging, but we can turn the clock back a few years. A facelift can take away the effects of aging by smoothing out the deep wrinkles and creases of your face. The degree of change you are looking for determines the extent of your facelift procedure and can include a lift for your neck, eyes, and forehead as well. The first step is finding an experienced, board certified surgeon to get the best results possible with your plastic surgery. People with only a mild degree of sagging around their jaws are good candidates for what is referred to as a mini facelift.
The Mini Facelift
A mini facelift is gaining popularity for those who have minimal repair needed to look younger. This procedure targets the sagging skin around the jowls, cheeks, and neck. The mini facelift offers a shorter surgery that is less invasive with a faster recovery time than the traditional facelift. The cost is also less than a full facelift. Patients also need to be aware that the results are not as long-lasting.
The Standard Facelift
Patients in Lubbock with significant facial sagging in their mid-face, jowls, and neck will probably not be satisfied with the result of just a mini facelift. A standard facelift can include repairing the signs of aging on the forehead, eyes, and cheeks. This procedure has a much longer lasting result than a mini facelift. It also is more invasive with a longer recovery time.
Making the Most of Your Facelift
The results of your surgery can give you that satisfaction when you look in the mirror and see a younger looking face peering back. The spring in your step will reflect the new confidence you feel in your appearance. The extent of your facelift will determine how long the effects will last. Some general suggestions will help you keep your younger look as long as possible.
- Live a healthy lifestyle— always helps you feel and look better.
- Avoid smoking— before and after surgery.
- Keep your weight steady— weight changes can affect your face.
- Be careful with sun exposure— especially in the weeks right after surgery.
- Smile as much as you can— makes you feel better and look younger.
Whenever you are considering a plastic surgery procedure, you should always consult with your board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Jane Rowley will talk with you explaining your procedure thoroughly and the options available that will best meet your expectations. Rowley Plastic Surgery is where Lubbock patients come to experience caring plastic surgery. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today to learn if a traditional or mini facelift is right for you. rowleyplasticsurgery.com