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If I have a facelift will I look pulled or too tight?

Will I still look like “me” after cosmetic surgery? Many of our patients report that, upon return to work and routine daily activities, friends and acquaintances make the following remarks: “Gee you look great. Did you change your hairstyle?” or “Have you been on vacation?” Retaining your uniqueness is the sign of a successful procedure. Although the change may be significant to you, it’s not uncommon that friends and family don’t really notice the specific changes unless patients request dramatic changes.

 

Do you tighten the muscles?

We’re always glad to hear this question because it shows that patients are doing their homework. Yes, the relaxed muscles are “tightened” under the skin and the excess skin is removed. Tightening the muscles eliminates the “turkey wattle” and results in a more youthful appearance. Because of the elasticity of skin, if only the excess skin were removed, the benefits of a facelift would be very short-lived – about six to eight weeks. Successful facial reconstruction involves both muscles and skin.

 

How long will my facelift last?

As with facelifts, the longevity of the benefits is dependent on several factors. For patients who do not smoke, do not abuse the sun, are in good general health and have good genetics, a facelift can last upwards of 10 years. For patients who elect to abuse their skin and body, a facelift will only last up to five years. Don’t forget – attention to your general health plays a significant roll in a younger appearance.

 

Will a facelift help the dark circles and bags under my eyes?

If you have dark circles and bags under your eyes, you are most likely hoping for the benefits of a blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) which often uncovers hidden beauty of the eyes. A facelift may provide some improvement, however, it will not meet the expectations of most patients whose primary concern is the bags under or dark circles around the eyes. It is most common that patients with these two concerns, have a combination of procedures which may include facelift, blepharoplasty (eye tuck), skin resurfacing. Keep in mind that a facelift does not address the surface or textural changes (such as fine wrinkles) in the skin.

 

Do I need a chin implant?

It is not uncommon for patients who are learning about facelifts to gain an appreciation for the underlying principles of beauty, including symmetry and balance. One of the benefits of computer imaging is the ability for the surgeon to give you a good idea ahead of time about the overall balance of your face, including whether you are a candidate for a chin implant would look. If your chin appears balanced with the forehead and face, you do not need to consider a chin implant.

 

What about my droopy double chin and jowls?

Most patients undergo neck liposuction at the same time as facelift. This has several advantages. It allows us to use the fat in another area for cosmetic enhancement (such as for lip augmentation) while simultaneously reducing the bulky area around the neck. Removing the excess fat under the chin and neck results in a more defined neck line. Tightening the muscles as well as the skin eliminates jowling resulting in a more clearly defined jaw line.

 

Will a facelift get rid of all my wrinkles?

As we age, our skin looses its elasticity. A facelift is most often performed to “lift” and remove sagging skin and as a result eliminate some wrinkles. Some of the deepest lines (such as the frown lines between the eyes that are improved with a Brow Lift) may not completely resolve but they will be significantly improved. Fillers such as Fat Injections can improve wrinkles and are particularly effective on laugh lines or smile lines. Patients who are not ready for surgery visit Body Cosmetics to consider Botox, collagen injection or several other conservative procedures – many of which can be performed on the lunch hour.

 

If I have a facelift will I look pulled or too tight?

Will I still look like “me” after cosmetic surgery? Many of our patients report that, upon return to work and routine daily activities, friends and acquaintances make the following remarks: “Gee you look great. Did you change your hairstyle?” or “Have you been on vacation?” Retaining your uniqueness is the sign of a successful procedure. Although the change may be significant to you, it’s not uncommon that friends and family don’t really notice the specific changes unless patients request dramatic changes.

 

Do you tighten the muscles?

We’re always glad to hear this question because it shows that patients are doing their homework. Yes, the relaxed muscles are “tightened” under the skin and the excess skin is removed. Tightening the muscles eliminates the “turkey wattle” and results in a more youthful appearance. Because of the elasticity of skin, if only the excess skin were removed, the benefits of a facelift would be very short-lived – about six to eight weeks. Successful facial reconstruction involves both muscles and skin.
How long will my facelift last?As with facelifts, the longevity of the benefits is dependent on several factors. For patients who do not smoke, do not abuse the sun, are in good general health and have good genetics, a facelift can last upwards of 10 years. For patients who elect to abuse their skin and body, a facelift will only last up to five years. Don’t forget – attention to your general health plays a significant roll in a younger appearance.

 

Will a facelift help the dark circles and bags under my eyes?

If you have dark circles and bags under your eyes, you are most likely hoping for the benefits of a blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) which often uncovers hidden beauty of the eyes. A facelift may provide some improvement, however, it will not meet the expectations of most patients whose primary concern is the bags under or dark circles around the eyes. It is most common that patients with these two concerns, have a combination of procedures which may include facelift, blepharoplasty (eye tuck), skin resurfacing. Keep in mind that a facelift does not address the surface or textural changes (such as fine wrinkles) in the skin.

 

Do I need a chin implant?

It is not uncommon for patients who are learning about facelifts to gain an appreciation for the underlying principles of beauty, including symmetry and balance. One of the benefits of computer imaging is the ability for the surgeon to give you a good idea ahead of time about the overall balance of your face, including whether you are a candidate for a chin implant would look. If your chin appears balanced with the forehead and face, you do not need to consider a chin implant.

 

What about my droopy double chin and jowls?

Most patients undergo neck liposuction at the same time as facelift. This has several advantages. It allows us to use the fat in another area for cosmetic enhancement (such as for lip augmentation) while simultaneously reducing the bulky area around the neck. Removing the excess fat under the chin and neck results in a more defined neck line. Tightening the muscles as well as the skin eliminates jowling resulting in a more clearly defined jaw line.

 

Will a facelift get rid of all my wrinkles?

As we age, our skin looses its elasticity. A facelift is most often performed to “lift” and remove sagging skin and as a result eliminate some wrinkles. Some of the deepest lines (such as the frown lines between the eyes that are improved with a Brow Lift) may not completely resolve but they will be significantly improved. Fillers such as Fat Injections can improve wrinkles and are particularly effective on laugh lines or smile lines. Patients who are not ready for surgery visit Body Cosmetics to consider Botox, collagen injection or several other conservative procedures – many of which can be performed on the lunch hour.