Humans have always celebrated youth. As long as mankind has recorded their history, they have told stories of individuals who spent their life in search of the fountain of youth or of a magical elixir that allows a person to stay young forever. Some of the most popular movies that have been produced over the past two decades revolve around the theme of individuals who have been able to obtain perpetual youth. Unfortunately, mankind has not discovered the secret to eternal youth. However, modern medical science has come up with ways to drastically delay the aging process. One of the most popular anti-aging procedures currently performed is the surgical facelift.
What Is the Purpose of a Facelift?
A facelift is a procedure that allows an individual to maintain their youthful appearance as they age. It is a procedure that is performed by one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons. The surgeon’s goal is to counteract the negative affect that both time and gravity have on a person’s face and give a person a vibrant appearance similar to how they looked a few years back. In some instances, this procedure can be used to address the signs of aging before they become apparent.
What Does a Facelift Do for a Person’s Face?
A surgical facelift firms up sagging facial tissue and gives a person’s face a youthful appearance. Our skilled cosmetic surgeon removes excessive sagging skin, makes deep folds in the forehead disappear and tightens sagging facial tissue. This makes patients not only look younger, but look much better.
Reasons Why People Have a Facelift
As humans age, the elasticity of our faces and our facial volume diminishes. Over time, deep wrinkles, loose neck skin and jowls develop. Individuals who have a facelift realize that growing old is a natural part of aging. However, this does not mean that they like what they see when they look at their aging face in the mirror. Many people who get a facelift do so because they feel self-conscience about the way their face and neck look. They may go as far as using scarves and turtlenecks because they are trying to hide their aging neck. When they see themselves in the mirror, they feel like the face looking back at them is a lot older than what they feel. And they may feel that their aged appearance is having a negative effect on their ability to advance professionally and in relationships. After getting a facelift, many patients express an increase in their self-confidence and feel that their face better portrays the person they are on the inside.
Discuss the Facelift Procedure with Our Cosmetic Surgeon
With locations in Celebration and Altamonte Springs, the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery has cosmetic surgeons with specialized training in facial cosmetic surgery. Our facelift procedures have allowed countless patients to enjoy a more beautiful, younger-looking appearance. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift.