Prospective facelift patients often meet with a plastic surgeon to address one main concern: to look younger. While the highly sought after facial procedure creates a more youthful appearance, patients enjoy numerous cosmetic benefits after they have healed from a facelift, medically termed rhytidectomy. The surgery is potentially more diverse in its application than many are aware of.
Camouflaging Acne Scars
Both males and females may suffer from acne well beyond their teenage years. It can be the result of poor hygiene, hormonal imbalance, and a host of other concerns. Acne can lead to permanent scarring of the skin, which may be difficult to treat. Even when breakouts have not been successfully controlled, Isolaz Acne Light Treatment may be effective in the treatment of both acne and acne scars. Additional laser treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion can be used to treat the skin following Isolaz light therapy. The doctor may also opt to use injectable fillers to plump divots in the skin. While these treatments are traditionally used to lessen the appearance of or eliminate acne scars, facelift surgery is less common among patients. While a facelift offers a modest improvement of the facial skin, it may complete a patient’s look. During the procedure, excess skin and tissues are trimmed from the face, and the skin is pulled taught, then sutured into place. The removal of scarred tissue along with the newly stretched skin can create a smoother facial canvas. While some scarring may remain, the pitted areas will be shallower, preventing shadows within the skin that can increase the prominence of damaged tissue.
Restoring the Skin of a Slimmer Face
The elasticity of the skin has limits, and will not return to its original shape when stretched beyond capacity. When individuals lose weight, loose skin is noted all over the body and face. The skin of the face may hang loosely and age a person and create the illusion of a wider or longer face. This happens when excess fat stretched the overlying skin of the face and neck, and lessens or is eliminated through weight loss. Often times, this is especially noticeable in the jowls, chin, and neck. A facelift can remove the extra skin and tighten affected muscles and tissues, if necessary.
Patients of all ages may feel unhappy with the appearance of their face, especially if it has a downturned appearance. A perpetual frown may not be due to a sour disposition, but rather the genetics one inherited. It is possible for people to be young, of a healthy weight, and have sagging jowls or sunken cheekbones. In many cases, a mini facelift combined with other procedures like dermal fillers and laser treatments may be the best course of action. It allows the doctor to target certain areas of the face and customize each individual’s results. In young patients, a conservative approach may be necessary for the most natural, yet improved, aesthetics.
Feminize the Face
As the skin matures, it becomes lax on the face and can detract from a woman’s natural beauty. The contours of high cheekbones, a bold pout of the lips, and a well-define jawline all complement a woman’s natural femininity. During the aging process, the face will gradually change. Women feel less attractive when the strong lines of these defining features are blurred. A facelift can restore or preserve the femininity of the face. In addition to a facelift, women may choose to undergo plumping injections to the lips, cheek augmentation, and rhinoplasty (nose job surgery) for a full facial rejuvenation.
Schedule a Facelift Today
To learn more about your facelift options, contact the experts at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein, New York facial plastic surgeon, can provide the direction you need to change your looks. Please contact us through the Patient Consultation Form or by phone, at 845-863-1772. Dr. Rubinstein’s practice, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, has two New York locations in Newburgh and Manhattan. The upstate and city locations provide patients with convenient options to meet with the doctor.
Dr. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser procedures, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He skillfully combines his medical and surgical expertise to provide patients with improved form and function. He holds dual board certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.