While there are many non-surgical alternatives to facial toning, none of these can provide improvements to the same extent as a conventional facelift. Dr. Jeffrey Jumaily and Dr. Robert Ruder, of The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, California, can step in when it’s time for you to address the effects of facial aging aggressively. Call or click today to schedule your consultation.
Medically called rhytidectomy, a facelift surgically improves many of the signs of aging that appear on the face and neck. As you age, your skin loses elasticity, making it more prone to sagging. Aggravating this is the thinning and loss of support tissue below the surface. Fold lines deepen between the nose and corners of your mouth, jowls appear, and excess flesh and fat may collect around your jaw and neck.
A facelift involves incisions and stitching at the sides of your face to eliminate some of the visible effects of excess skin, tightening the surface of your face, and reducing or eliminating the age-related skin problems that create an older, drooping appearance.
An important point to keep in mind after a surgical facelift is that you’ll look worse before you look better. Bruising and swelling are a normal part of recovery, and inflammation typically increases in the first few days after your surgery. You may have bandages to help reduce swelling, as well as tubes to drain the tissue around your incisions.
You can usually return to normal activities after two weeks of recovery, but you’ll see optimal results from one to four months after your facelift.