A facelift will give you smoother skin and a younger appearance. With time the elasticity of the skin is reduced and wrinkles, lines and bags appear. These changes depend on both genetic and external factors such as smoking, alcohol intake, diet, exercise, sun exposure, changes in weight as well as chemicals applied to the skin. Illness and its treatment may also quicken the aging process and result in you feeling uncomfortable about your appearance.
Reasons for a facelift
Many chose to have a facelift to achieve smoother skin and to have a more alert appearance. The aim is to improve the appearance of primarily the lower two-thirds of the face. The most common reason that both men and women seek facelift surgery is a concern about a sagging jaw-line or bands in the neck area. A facelift can also have a rejuvenating effect on the areas below the eyes and the deep lines from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Facelifts are often combined with other procedures in order to achieve the optimum result. Neck lifts, brow lifts and eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) for example may be performed at the same time as a facelift. As it’s not possible to eliminate every line and wrinkle with a facelift, some patients may also undergo injection treatments or non-surgical skin rejuvenating treatments like chemical peels or laser treatment to get the best results.
It makes no difference if the reason for surgery is purely aesthetic, due to practical issues, or due to an accident or disease – you have to feel that you are in safe hands.
The overall result is generally a smoother skin with a younger appearance.
It is very important for us that you feel confident and happy with your decision. The first consultation with your plastic surgeon is very important. We need to find out about your expectations, wishes and your overall health, in order to be able to offer you treatment most suitable for you.