A face lift is a surgical procedure that smooths the facial skin and reduces the appearance of age-related wrinkles. The skin is pulled upward and draped back over the subdermal tissues. If you are a mature adult who has been unsuccessful in removing facial wrinkles through the use of less invasive measures, a face lift may be the proper procedure for you.
Preparing for a Face Lift
The first thing you want to do is contact us to schedule a consultation. We need to examine your face closely and examine the size and extent of the wrinkling. Some wrinkles are caused by thinning skin that is no longer able to retain moisture. Larger creases and folds are caused by an excess of fatty tissue beneath the skin. This tissue can be removed during a face lift procedure.
During this consultation at our office, we will determine if you qualify for a face lift. From there, we can schedule your procedure. In the days leading up to the surgery, you’ll have to take special precautions to take care of your face. Of course, all of these details will be provided to you.
How a Face Lift is Performed
The details of each face lift procedure vary from patient to patient, since each individual and situation is unique. However, regardless of the techniques used, this is an outpatient procedure that is performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art surgical suite. During this procedure, our surgeon may remove or reposition fat, skin and muscle tissue. Downtime is involved after the face lift procedure, but the length of recovery will vary depending on the situation. Once you have fully recovered, you can enjoy your smoother facial skin.
What You Need to Know
A face lift isn’t necessarily going to make you look 21 years old in the eyes of your family and friends. Everyone is unique in terms of their facial appearance, facial bone structure and skin condition. We will give you realistic outcome predictions when we consult with you at our office. However, any improvement should last for years. Many of our clients report satisfactory results for five years or more.
Talk to the Professionals
You can get all the facts about how a face lift can diminish the appearance of wrinkles and skin folds on your face and neck during a consultation at Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our team of experts.