What makes you want to have a facelift? People go for this surgery procedure, claiming that they have sagging skin, others blame their skin for losing elasticity others blame the sun and also other say it is the volume loss. The all can’t be wrong since the biggest culprit here is volume loss. Volume loss can have a toll on the skin and muscles however it is mostly fat and bone. When you start to lose volume, you begin to show your age. This usually starts occurring after the average age of 35 years.
Today everyone seems to be in search of an elusive anti-aging cure. Before you exhaust all that seems like solutions without better result, you better try fillers. Many people have tried topical skin products to try and reduce wrinkles with no avail. They have also used surgery, but while this eventually works, it may have severe side effects and is overly expensive. Therefore fillers remain to be the best remedy for skin sagging.
Fillers have been around for an extended period now. They start with collagens, then hyaluronic acids such as Juvederm and Restylane. Today, there are longer term fillers such as Sculptra and Radiesse. Then like six years ago, Artefill and Bellafill are now being used. So far, these remain to be the best. Before we go deep into what fillers are, let us first look at the facts surrounding this procedure.
- It helps make your face younger
- The result of this surgery lasts up to 10 years
- This surgery heals after approximately one week, and your usual activities can resume after this period
- It is not painful, and you would experience the least discomfort
- After the procedure, there may be other optional procedures for best results
How This Surgery Is Performed
Traditionally, the surgery would be performed through an incision starting in the hairline above or in front of the ear. This incision would be extended downwards in front of the patient’s ear. It then comes under the ear and then upward behind the ear and ends in the hair of the hairline behind the ear. The ear and the fatty tissues will then be lifted off the underlying muscle and fascia, also called the connective tissue. The underlying muscle and the fascia can be tightened using the sutures if the surgeon thinks it is necessary. The skin is then pulled back and upwards. The excess skin is then removed. The surgeon then closes the wound with sutures and the skin staples.
A good surgeon like Andrew Jacono leaves a drain in that wound for removing excess blood. They then apply a bandage. Some surgical techniques also go into deeper tissues than just under the skin and fat. The ultimate results are the same though.
Benefits of the Surgery
- It tightens the skin and redefines your neck
The more one ages, the more their skin sags, droops, and wrinkles. These changes often make one look as if they are ten years more than their ages. Most patients complain that their skin on the face and neck feels loose. They would often describe the feeling as turkey neck or having multiple chins. They would also use terms such as goddler.
The patient would always want to put on high collar shirts or turtleneck shirts. Some put on sweaters to hide these features. Most don’t want to take photos due to their turkey or flabby neck. However, this is a temporary problem can be addressed with the procedure mentioned above.
- Gets rid of jowls for good
Loose jowls only look great for bulldogs and redbone coonhounds. They don’t look good on people. A person may look so beautiful or handsome but not with these doggy features, and they make one feel embarrassed and lose their self-esteem. The above procedures can remove them leaving one to regain their self-esteem. It makes one have a sleeker and tighter jawline as well as a slimmer look of which they will be proud of.
- It takes care of the deep creases
Most people with deep wrinkles and lines feel self-conscious. As you age, you may lose volume and tissue structure. As a result, your face and neck may appear worn or falling. Luckily the procedure softens the nasolabial lines as well as restoring volume so that you look younger than you are. A great surgeon restores the deep tissue structure to its proper position and augments it with fat or better still fillers.
- You get great looks and without surgery wounds
People with aged and saggy skin prefer this surgery. However, they fear that they will look windblown or even unrecognizable. Patients are afraid that by going through the procedure it will leave them with surgical wounds that will let people know that they have had some work done on their faces. However, with the right surgery approach, you will come out with the best version of yourself. They work to maintain your facial features and ensure you become uniquely you. They have surgical skills and experience to place your incision in your hairline and close them carefully to ensure that they leave no scars, and if possible, so minimal and won’t be noticeable.
Common fillers used during The Skin Restoration Surgery
Like mentioned before, it is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance in the body that maintains your skin volume. It hydrates it and is good for joint cushioning. It absorbs more than 1000 times its weight in water, and binds collagen and elastin and transports essential nutrients to these fibers.
This one is made from hyaluronic acid. It is used for the moderate facial line. It is also good for wrinkles but not so helpful for lifting your face and contouring. Surgeons use it alongside Botox to extend the life of its results.
Perlin and Restylane are more or less the same and are manufactured by the same company. Its gel particles are larger as compared to those for Restylane. It is handy for filling in deeper folds and helps one achieve their facial fullness.
Radiesse is made from calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. Restylane delivers both immediate and extended results as it stimulates the production of collagens. It also enhances tissue regeneration. It is the best option for smoothing the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
New York Center For Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery is committed to providing patients with the best care using the best techniques in the market today. Patients come for nose job surgery, ear pinning, facelift, laser skin resurfacing, European skin peels, endoscopic brow lifts, and many other procedures. Visit us today for the leading facelift specialist in the NYC area.