Smoothing the facial skin and reducing the appearance of jowls, nasolabial folds, and deep creases become more and more difficult as we enter our mature adult years. The skin is retaining less moisture, and the subcutaneous tissues contain pockets of fat. The skin is also more brittle, and this results in more prominent dynamic wrinkles and smile lines. A facelift is a long-term solution to these problems. Various types of facelift procedures are performed in New Jersey. The type recommended for each person depends on the severity of the sagging and creasing and the location of fat deposits.
Versus Other Cosmetic Fixes
Abrasive resurfacing, chemical peels, and dermal fillers can be effective for correcting wrinkling and creasing in a localized area. Eventually, however, the skin becomes less supported from beneath, and wrinkles become more set and permanent. Most younger adults don’t have much of a problem with fat build up beneath the skin, but this changes after the age of 40.
A facelift becomes a more viable, long-term solution in NJ after this age milestone is reached. Properly performed, a facelift, whether a full traditional lift or a limited incision lift, can yield positive results that last for up to ten years.
Outlining the Procedure
A traditional facelift corrects sagging and folding on the lower one-half of the face. We recommend this type of procedure for those who are experiencing severe folding and sagging along the jawline. During the consultation at our office in NJ, we may suggest a facelift if the problem is excess skin and fat. However, it all depends on the unique situation.
The Consultation is Important
This is the important first step in determining whether a facelift is the best possible solution for age-related skin sagging and creasing. We will examine the facial features closely, and we may even use some additional tests so that we can observe the shape and thickness of the facial muscles. After we determine which type of procedure will yield the best results, we can give the client information to help them prepare for the outpatient surgery.
Turn Back the Aging Clock
A facelift is a very simple procedure, and the results last far longer than any other type of skin-smoothing treatment. Call us at the office of Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher in Hackensack, NJ to get more information and to schedule your consultation. Contact us today to book your appointment!