Can you remember what you looked like ten year’s ago? We often look back in fondness on our younger years when we look in the mirror. Unfortunately ageing affects all of us and no more than in our face and neck as lines, creases and wrinkles appear, as well as jowls, sagging skin and deterioration of facial tissue. That is why many people opt for a face lift Washington D.C.. So what doe s face lift involve and is it something that could help you to look and feel ten year’s younger?
Types of Face Lift Washington D.C.
The first thing to recognize is that there are several types of face lift, you may not require a full face lift, it might be that a mid face lift may be more suitable for you if your concern is more about your cheeks and the areas around your eyes. Or perhaps, as with many its your jawline and neck that are showing signs of aging so a lower face lift may be more appropriate for you. Mini face lifts are also available for younger patients where aging signs aren’t as advanced.
How a Face Lift is Done
Then next big question, and the one you’re probably most scared about the answer to is, how is a face lift done. A facelift is a surgical procedure and involves the surgeon making several long incisions in the skin around the frame of your face, typically along the hairline and behind the ears, or under the chin. Those areas are of course chosen because they are more discreet, and scarring will therefore be less visible afterward. There is no point a surgeon giving you a face lift if all that is noticeable afterward is large scars all over your face. So small fine scars will be the result in discreet positions.
After the incisions are made, the skin is delicately separated from the underlying tissue and then repositioned and tightened to give the face a younger look. Excess skin is removed and then sutures applied to the incisions to allow recovery to begin.
Obviously, a face lift is carried out under anesthetic and you will need someone to drive you home after the surgery, typically the same day after a short observation period.
Recovery After a Face Lift
You will need help at first and won’t be able to return to your full active lifestyle immediately as your face will be sore and swollen. However, recovery will happen fast, especially if you include steady increase of activity such as walking to increase blood flow. Pain is unlikely, just feelings of tightness and swelling after the first couple of days, but your surgeon will likely prescribe pain medication in case you feel discomfort, particularly when trying to go to sleep.
You will likely have several post-operative appointments to check on your recovery and after around six weeks you should be fully recovered and able to return to your active lifestyle again.
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