Can you really turn back the clock when it comes to your facial appearance? With a facelift, you can look years younger in a single procedure, especially when it’s performed by a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Jeneby. This may be just what you have been looking for to achieve your goals.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to lift, tighten and smooth the skin for a younger look. There are hundreds of skin care treatments, facials and procedures available to attain radiant, youthful-looking skin. None of them provide the lasting, powerful results that a facelift does.
The medical term for this procedure is a rhytidectomy. It remains a popular cosmetic procedure despite the arrival of new, non-surgical alternatives. These new treatments are good, but none of them compare to a facelift.
What are the Benefits?
- It is a proven, FDA-approved procedure for lifting and rejuvenating the face.
- It could take years off your face.
- It makes your face look rested and refreshed.
- You can combine it with other procedures for stunning results.
- It smooths away sagging, wrinkled skin.
- Facelifts get almost unanimously positive reviews on cosmetic surgery review sites.
- The results are designed to be long-lasting.
One of the greatest benefits of the procedure is the fact that it has the ability to change various aspects of a person’s life for the better. For one thing, it can improve overall self-confidence because when a person looks good, they tend to feel good. When you look in the mirror and dislike something about your appearance, it’s going to affect different areas of your life in a negative way. You may want to stay in and hide rather than getting out and making the most of your life.
On the other hand, when you look in the mirror and are pleased with what you see looking back, it can raise your confidence and allow you to get out and do things you might not have done otherwise. This is exactly what this procedure has the ability to do.
Another benefit of a facelift is the natural-looking results it provides. Some people have a misconception that this procedure leaves a person with a pulled-back, unnatural look. This might have been true in the past, and this may still be true if the surgery is performed by an inexperienced, unqualified surgeon. But when the procedure is done by an expert like Dr. Jeneby, the results look natural and beautiful.
What Can the Procedure Do for You?
If you’re considering getting a facelift, you already know that it can make you look younger. But it does even more than that. It improves the look of your face and skin in several ways.
Tighten Loose Skin
The main benefit of a facelift is the way it tightens skin. Other treatments can’t do this because sagging, excess skin must be removed. The only way to lift sagging skin on the face or body is to excise it. A facelift does this quickly and safely to leave your skin smooth.
Lift the Jawline
If you have a drooping jowl or jawline, this procedure can sculpt it into a firmer shape. Many of us start to get a sad, droopy look in the jaws as we age. A facelift defines your jawline to return that sharp, chiseled look you once had.
One of the most noticeable effects of a facelift is the removal of fine lines and deep wrinkles. The procedure won’t make them disappear entirely. That would be impossible, and it wouldn’t look natural. But it can smooth away deep furrows around your nose, mouth and eyes to reveal smooth skin that is radiant and youthful-looking.
Restore a Youthful Profile
Your whole face may have started sagging thanks to age and gravity. A facelift can give you back that firm, lifted look. Your cheeks, forehead and jaw will be defined and sharp rather than sagging. The procedure creates a sharp, youthful profile that makes you look alert.
Make the Skin Smooth
Once you get rid of sagging, baggy skin, the skin you have left remains smooth and firm. If you’ve been suffering with skin that has lost its vitality, a facelift will give you back that youthful bounce.
Turn Back Time On Your Skin
Most people report that a facelift takes years off their faces. This is especially impressive when you consider that a facelift does this with results that are totally natural-looking. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Jeneby, your procedure will give you a look that’s dramatic and noticeable without being obvious.
How It Compares to Other Procedures
Despite the proven value of this procedure, many people are concerned about getting surgery. If you aren’t quite ready for a facelift or you want to improve your skin before getting one, there are other skin care treatments you may want to try first. That’s understandable, but it’s important to realize that these procedures can only do so much for so long.
For example, there are laser treatments that can remove damage, spots and wrinkles. These treatments certainly work, and they are particularly good if you have skin conditions like acne, scarring and other blemishes. On the downside, they don’t create long-lasting, noticeable results. They simply don’t compare to a facelift and what it can accomplish.
Other facial treatments may be excellent for your skin. They can keep your pores clear and help your skin retain moisture. Their anti-aging results are limited, however. They offer limited results that don’t last long.
A liquid facelift uses dermal fillers and other injectables to give you a younger look. Liquid facelifts use advanced, proven fillers to fill in lines and wrinkles and restore lost facial volume. The result is a noticeably younger, refreshed look. Filler treatments can stave off some of the effects of time, but they can’t lift or tighten sagging skin. If you really want to lift sagging skin, you most likely need a surgical facelift.
A thread lift is a minimally-invasive alternative to a facelift. It involves using a thread to lift the skin of the face back. Thread lifts simply do not offer results comparable to a surgical facelift. On most cosmetic surgery review sites, they receive very low ratings.
What Happens During a Facelift?
You can learn more about what to expect when you choose a facelift during a consultation. However, below is a brief overview of some of the basic things you can anticipate happening.
Every cosmetic surgical procedure should begin with a consultation. Use this time to discuss your goals for surgery and raise any concerns you have. During this meeting, a customized procedure may be planned for you based on your wants and needs.
The facelift will take place in the comfort of a state-of-the-art surgical clinic. There are many different types of facelift surgery, and our experienced surgeon will determine which type is best for you based on a number of factors. It’s important to keep in mind that the exact details of the surgery vary from patient to patient, as each procedure is customized.
You should arrange to have someone drive you home after the surgery. Recovery will require some time of rest at home. Most people can return to work and other activities in the weeks that follow. Make sure to follow our doctor’s aftercare instructions carefully and take it as easy as possible during your recovery.
When Will You See Your Results?
You’ll notice your full results once your face and body have fully healed from the surgery. The results will continue to improve in time as your face adapts fully to its new contours.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Results vary, but generally speaking, the results of a facelift can last for years. After that, you may opt to have another facelift or try a different treatment. It all depends on the unique case, and we would be more than happy to advise you as needed regarding the maintenance of results.
Maintain Your Youthful Beauty
Keep your results looking their best by protecting your skin from sun damage and pollution and following some simple tips:
- Avoid sun exposure on your face.
- Maintain a good skin care regimen.
- Enhance your results with laser treatments and/or other procedures.
Combine a Facelift with Other Surgical Procedures
Many people choose to add additional treatments to a facelift. These additional procedures can give you truly stunning results. Your consultation with our plastic surgeon is a good time to discuss this possibility. Some procedures that could make your results even better include:
- Eyelid lift
- Nose job
- Brow/forehead lift
- Facial implants
Are You a Good Candidate?
You could be an excellent candidate for this facial procedure if you:
- Want dramatic, beautiful results.
- Have sagging skin and deep wrinkles.
- Are in good overall health and a non-smoker.
- Have realistic expectations regarding the surgery, recovery, and results.
Contact Us for Your Initial Consultation
A facelift performed by Dr. Jeneby could help you turn back the clock and regain your skin’s youthful firmness. If you’re ready to look as young as you feel, you are most likely ready for the life-changing benefits of a surgical facelift. To get started and find out for sure about your candidacy for this popular procedure, book an appointment at our office in San Antonio. You should be happy to know that Dr. Jeneby is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio specializing in a range of surgical procedures including breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty, and more! Contact us today to schedule a consultation!