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How A Facelift Can Give You A Healthy, Youthful Look
By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
September 23, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: facelift  

The face changes naturally as we age due to a variety of influences: genes, stress levels, and the environment. Fat becomes less evenly faceliftdistributed and begins to sink down in places, while the skin sags more due to the loss of collagen--the substance that gives skin its elasticity. While this process is natural and inevitable, you may choose to take advantage of a popular cosmetic surgery to reverse some of these effects. A facelift from your Clemmons, NC facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health can help rejuvenate your appearance.

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is the most thorough method of reducing wrinkles and sagging skin. It helps tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of:

  • Deep wrinkles below the eyes
  • Drooping of skin below the jawline
  • Excess fat below the chin
  • Deep creases between the nose and corners of the mouth
  • Sagging skin in the middle of the face

What's Involved In a Facelift Procedure?

A facelift is a surgical procedure. It treats areas that cannot be improved through other means, opening up your options for restoring that youthful appearance.

When you go in for your facelift, your facial plastic surgeon will:

  1. Administer general anesthesia or an IV sedative
  2. Make an incision around the hairline and in front of the ear
  3. Lift the skin upwards, possibly removing any excess bits of skin or fat
  4. Suture the skin in its new position

A facelift may also be performed along with other procedures, such as a neck lift, brow lift or eyelid surgery, to better treat your most problematic areas.

After your facelift, you can expect to spend about 2 weeks taking it easy as your skin heals. Every case is different, and your surgeon will advise you about how best to care for your incision and your skin during the recovery period.

Facelift in Clemmons

A facelift can’t stop the aging process, but it does take years off your face to give you a more energized appearance. It helps reduce anxiety related to the aging process and allows you to feel more confident in your professional and social life. Visit Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery for more information about this procedure. For facelifts in Clemmons, NC, request your appointment online or call (336) 716-4000 now.