All faces come in different shapes and sizes. Although our facial features are predetermined by genetics, there are ways to modify or improve it according to our liking. This paved the way towards the birth of cosmetology and cosmetic surgery–now, people can enhance their bodies through the power of science and technology.
The rising trend of cosmetic procedures
American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported in their latest statistics that there are over 17.7 million cosmetic procedures done in the United States in 2018. That’s a rise of 2% over the past year, with an additional rise of 2% in the non-invasive procedures.
Two of the five most popular cosmetic procedures also involve the restructuring of the face, which includes nose reshaping and eyelid surgery. Additionally, minimally invasive treatments continually rise from 2-3%. The most popular types of these procedures include Botox and soft tissue fillers. Albeit small, there is a definite rise in the overall popularity of cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive procedures.
These could be attributed to people’s increasing need to keep up with their appearances. The influence of media and the power of technological imagery such as face apps help people make decisions regarding changes they want with their bodies.
The inevitable effect of ageing on your face
Whether you appreciate your face shape or not, aging brings about unavoidable changes in your skin, cheeks, eye area, forehead, and even your lips. As people age, there is a decreased production of collagen and elastin which is responsible for the soft and supple skin of our youth.
The result? Wrinkles, fine lines, loss of fat and sagging skin. As much as we want to look youthful, these features, sadly, become more common as we age. Thus, people turn to cosmetic procedures such as a facelift. Statistics in 2018 reveal that there are over 1,800,000 nonsurgical procedures relating to face enhancement. Facelift expert Mark Glasgold emphasizes that these minimally invasive enhancements can help reverse the effects of aging on one’s face. Dr. Glasgold provides his insight on the facelift procedure and the benefits of getting one.
What is a facelift?
A facelift, otherwise known as a rhytidectomy is a surgical process to enhance facial appearance. This is primarily done to remove the fold of the skin, especially along the cheeks and jawline. The facelift is done by pulling back the skin and altering the tissues to recreate a firmer, youthful-looking face.
During this cosmetic procedure, a flap of skin on each side of the face will be pulled, and the tissue beneath the epidermis will also be shifted. Sutures will also be placed as the procedure cuts of excess skin. A neck lift may also be done in conjunction with a facelift to help match the appearance of both the neck and face.
What are the benefits of getting a facelift?
A facelift can redefine your features.
The loss of fat on the cheeks can cause a droopy appearance that extends over the jawline. This prevents you from having that coveted “sharp jawline” that is a common feature of good-looking celebrities. By having a facelift, you can get rid of the excess skin to help redefine the shape of your jaw.
A facelift can help reduce the signs of aging.
As previously mentioned, the most common signs of aging include wrinkles and fine lines. These commonly appear on the sides of the eyes (crow’s feet), on the sides of the upper lip, and on the forehead. By having a facelift, the skin on these areas will be tightened and an overall reduction of wrinkles may be noted.
A facelift can provide that ‘glow’ without looking unnatural.
A lot of people worry about looking unnatural when contemplating a facelift treatment. However, advancements in cosmetic surgery have made it possible for doctors to recreate the best possible version of yourself rather than looking like an entirely different person. According to facelift doctor Mark Glasgold, the main goal of having this procedure is restoration. With the help of new evidence-based techniques such as the Deep Plane Facelift, the most experienced practitioners can help you achieve that youthful glow without anyone noticing that you underwent a surgical procedure.
What should I expect when getting a facelift?
Before undergoing any surgical procedure, clients must have a facelift consultation. The doctor will ask questions about the following information:
- Demographic information (Name, date of birth, address)
- Chief complaint (What is the reason for getting a facelift?)
- Medical history (Conditions that may affect the procedure)
You will also be provided the opportunity to ask questions about the procedure to help enlighten you with any apprehensions or concerns you may have.
After the consultation, you may undergo a series of sessions which include a facial assessment and the procedure. Touch-ups may be needed as well as aftercare sessions.
Before the Procedure
Before having the facelift surgery, you need to follow a set of guidelines to get the best results. A day before your scheduled operation, you may resume your daily activities. However, it is important to drink plenty of water at this time as you will be advised to avoid drinking anything after midnight.
You will also be asked to remove jewelry on the face such as facial piercings the night before. This is done to reduce the risk of infection and complications related to foreign objects in the face. The doctor will also recommend that you wash the piercing areas with soap and water, as well as your entire face. The ears, hairline, corners of your nose, eyelid folds, and other overlooked areas must be thoroughly cleaned as well.
It is also advisable not to apply any products in your face before the procedure to avoid contraindications of substances that will be used. Clients are also asked to relax before their treatment.
A facelift to lift your confidence
The appearance of sagging skin may change your face shape, but you can get a confidence boost with a facelift procedure. If you have questions or concerns, you can reach out to the Glasgold Group. Experts at facial rejuvenation in New Jersey, brothers Robert and Mark Glasgold execute amazing before-and-after results for their patients.