Questions People Have About a Facelift
Facelift is considered the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, as it modifies the skin and tissue on the middle and lower facial areas. When performed by a highly experienced plastic surgeon like Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery’s Dr. Donald Hause, a facelift can make you look younger by about 10 years.
Here, Dr. Hause answers the top questions patients have about facelifts.
How Can I Tell If I Need a Facelift?
If you’re unsure whether a facelift is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have loose, sagging skin on your cheeks and/or along the jawline?
- Do you have noticeable creases along the base of your nose and mouth?
- Do you have sunken or hollow cheeks due to age-related volume loss?
- Have you been told you look older or more tired than you really are?
- Are anti-aging serums or night creams not giving you the results you want?
- Do you want long-lasting and noticeable results?
If you answered yes to these questions, you may be a suitable candidate for a facelift. The next step would be to schedule an in-office consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Hause, who can evaluate your candidacy and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
Will I Have Scarring?
Yes, a facelift does leave a degree of scarring. Fortunately, scars typically are not noticeable as incisions are made within the hairline. If an incision is made underneath the chin, it is usually concealed by natural skin creases.
When Will I See the Results?
You will be able to see some changes in your facial appearance immediately after the facelift. However, the final results may take several months or up to a year to become visible. The majority of bruising and swelling should drastically subside after two weeks. After that, any residual bruising and swelling can be concealed with makeup.
Are Results Permanent?
While results with facelifts can be long-lasting, they are not permanent. To prolong your more youthful appearance, you should follow a healthy skin regimen regularly, which includes cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating. Healthy lifestyle habits, including not smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, and using sunscreen, can go a long way in keeping your skin looking healthy and vibrant in the years after the facelift.
To learn more about facelifts, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hause. Call (916) 646-6869 or email his Sacramento office today.