19 Sep The Facelift: Put your best face forwards.
Considering a facelift at Somogyi Plastic Surgery in North York? Here are some useful tips from Dr. Ron Somogyi.
Studies show that we only have seven minutes to make a first impression. Our face is the first thing people assess when they meet us in professional or personal settings. Our third installation in exploring how to put your best face forward explores the nuances of a facelift.
Many people choose a facelift because they feel that what they see in the mirror doesn’t match their inner brilliance, especially as the effects of aging take place. Who we are goes much deeper than what’s written on our face, so why not make a change that will allow you to embrace your whole identity? A facelift is one of many exciting options that can effectively refresh your look.
Why a facelift is right for you.
If you’re a man or woman who has started to notice signs of aging like loose skin or creases, a facelift could be right for you. We commonly hear complaints about the folds that develop from the corners of the mouth down to the jaw, the jowls along the jawline, and excess skin and fat in the neck area. Some patients find themselves wearing a turtleneck or scarf to hide the effects of aging on their neck, or find they no longer identify with how they look in the mirror. If you notice these problem areas and would like to make a change that will allow you to look younger—but still like yourself—a facelift may be a good option.
What a facelift will do for you.
A facelift is a great way to refresh and create a more youthful look. If you have loose skin on your face and neck, you’ll notice a remarkable difference after surgery. The results you notice will be focused along your neck and jawline but will transform the appearance of the entire face. Your jawline will be smoother and tighter, making you appear naturally younger. Many patients also appreciate how a facelift erases some of the lines around the mouth. As we age, our faces change but we often still feel a strong connection to our youth. A facelift can be an effective way to maintain a natural look while reducing signs of aging.
What you may not know about facelift surgery.
Some of our patients are surprised to learn that getting a facelift can be discreet and time efficient. The majority of bruising and swelling subsides within two weeks, after which you can wear a concealer to hide any clues. Scars are generally easy to hide with hair and natural skin creases; so many patients can return to their normal lives without announcing the changes that were made.
It’s also important to realize that you can maximize the results of your facelift. To make your results last longer and aid with healing, be intentional about incorporating a healthy lifestyle. Staying well hydrated, avoiding excessive sun exposure and using high-quality skin products will enhance the benefits of your facelift and ensure that they last for as long as possible.
If you’re interested in learning more about facelift surgery, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Somogyi today.