As people age, they start to consider a facelift in Miami for a number of reasons. People age at different rates and the way your skin responds to aging will depend on genes, your lifestyle as well as external influences from the environment.
From your late thirties, you may notice that your face starts to change. Your skin loses some of its elasticity, the muscles aren’t as strong as they used to be and as a result your skin sags a bit. Adding to the problem is that wrinkles and fine lines have already start to appear around the eyes, on your forehead and perhaps your neck and mouth.
One way to turn back the clock is through a Rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a facelift.
What happens during a facelift procedure?
Facelift procedures aren’t all the same. When you consult with a plastic surgeon, you will soon realize that most take a very holistic approach with this procedure. During a facelift, the skin as well as the muscles underneath the skin are tightened. Incisions are usually made around the ears, close to your hair or the jaw so that they are unnoticeable after you have healed. Excess fat or sagging skin is removed and the skin is pulled back to give you a tighter appearance. This process essentially lifts and smooths out your facial skin, thereby making you look much younger.
During the initial consultation with your plastic surgeon, the doctor will analyze the extent of your aging, your age, what type of result the patient is seeking and what type of recovery you are prepared for. There are many different factors that will impact the surgery and procedure that is prescribed for you.
Broadly speaking, there are two different types of facelift procedures namely the:
- ‘mini facelift’ and
- the ‘full facelift’
A mini facelift procedure is basically a smaller type of face lift where the amount of skin that gets pulled back is limited due to only one incision being made around the ear. Many doctors advise patients to go for liposuction in the neck area when a mini facelift procedure is chosen. A mini facelift is usually chosen if the patient is still relatively young and doesn’t require a full facelift or if the patient is unable to deal with the recovery time related to a full facelift.
Dr. Michael Kelly offers facelifts in Miami. For more information about a facelift Miami procedure, contact him today.