Face Lift Results
Skin type and age influence face lift results, so individuals who are interested in face lift surgery should meet with a qualified cosmetic or plastic surgeon to discuss appropriate expectations. Skin will continue to age after the procedure. Patients should also realize that some face lift scarring is unavoidable following the procedure, although the surgeon will strive to make it as inconspicuous as possible.
Though a face lift is not a permanent solution to aging — your new and improved appearance will age, just as your original one did — it can set back the clock by several years. Once the swelling has gone down and your face has finished healing, you will have a chance to fully appreciate your face lift results. The goal of face lift surgery is to rejuvenate the face and give it a fresher appearance.
Some patients may struggle with disappointment or depression immediately following face lift surgery, because the positive results often take several weeks to become noticeable. Bruising, puffiness, and other negative temporary side effects associated with face lift surgery may initially mask the effects of the procedure, and can make the recovery period very trying on the patient. After one or two weeks, makeup can be used to conceal skin discoloration. The worst swelling should subside within 12 to 14 days, but skin dryness may persist for several months. Scars will fade somewhat as time passes. Most patients will begin to notice the improvement in their appearance and see the face lift results after about three weeks.
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In some cases, an additional treatment may be advisable to augment or enhance face lift results. Cosmetic procedures commonly combined with face lift surgery include chemical peels, lip augmentation, laser skin resurfacing, and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). These extra enhancements can help get you the face lift results you desire.
Find a Face Lift Surgeon in Your Area
Finding a qualified surgeon is the most important step in making sure your face lift procedure goes smoothly, and that your results are in accordance with your goals. Locate a skilled and experienced surgeon in your area today and set up a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for face lift surgery.