When people think about cosmetic surgery or any professional cosmetic procedure, the first thing that pops into their mind is a facelift. However, there are many different cosmetic procedures that are available to help combat the appearance of aging and wrinkles. Many of these procedures are non-invasive and if they are used early enough, they can reverse some of the telltale signs of aging that people develop on their face.
However, these non-invasive or minimally-invasive procedures have their limits. A person can only get BOTOX® injections or dermal filler injections for so many years before these no longer have the same effect they had when the individual was younger.
It is at this point when many people start to think about getting a facelift. It is important to point out that when referring to this procedure, one is using a catchall phrase that really covers many different procedures. A facelift can be done on the lower part of the face, on the middle part of the face, on the upper part of the face or on the entire face.
They are designed to reposition the soft tissue under the face, as well as change the position of muscles and skin in order to give a person an overall youthful contour. One thing about a facelift, as compared to some of the non-invasive procedures that are available, is that when a person has it, the results last for many years.
A study was performed at the start of the millennium where multiple individuals who had a facelift were photographed. They were then photographed again five years later. Even after five years had passed, these individuals looked younger than they looked before they had the surgery. This a test to the longevity of the results of this procedure.
Of course, this does not mean that every single individual is a good candidate for a facelift or that everyone needs one. It is important to talk to our cosmetic professionals first. Have them examine your face and let them tell you if a facelift is the right procedure for you.
There are millions of people across the country who can attest to the positive results that come from having a facelift. It is good for you to take the time to do your research and determine if a facelift is the right procedure for you. When you visit the office of Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher, MD in Hackensack for a consultation, we can give you all of the facts about this procedure. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.