And the Facelift Lives On
- Posted on: Oct 30 2020
No face ages in the same ways. This is why some people can get excellent results from good skincare, sun protection, and the occasional nonsurgical treatment, and others consider having a facelift every time they look in the mirror. It’s no secret that there are notable advantages to conservative approaches to facial rejuvenation. Since the emergence of injectables and other minimally-invasive treatments, we’ve seen them continue to rise to the occasion of softening the signs of aging. Still, we’re also seeing a resurgence of interest in facelift surgery. This has been especially prominent this year as more people are seeing their reflection in video conferences online. Here, we discuss some of the reasons why facelift surgery is still going strong.
Changes in Facelift Techniques
It wasn’t very long ago that a facelift focused on the skin and superficial tissue just beneath it. At that time, tightening the skin was the best outcome possible with a facelift. As you may remember, this resulted in a windblown look that was a very obvious sign of having work done. Also at that time, there was a widespread attitude about plastic surgery that it was something to hide. Now, we’re not only more open to the idea of plastic surgery and vocal about having it done, but the surgical techniques that a board-certified plastic surgeon uses are much more refined than what existed twenty years ago.
The facelifts that are conducted today are customized based on the patient’s skin, fatty tissue, muscle, bone structure, facial shape, and more. Some facelifts are “mini,” and lift only a small region of the lower face. A full facelift is still quite minimally-invasive, though it repositions deep tissue across the mid-face to restore cheek contours as well as an angular jawline. This improvement in technique has done away with that windblown look so, if you choose, you don’t have to tell a soul you’ve had a facelift.
Facelift vs. Nonsurgical Procedures
Another reason for the continued popularity of a facelift amidst the numerous nonsurgical options we have today is that this procedure gets the job done. Of course, Botox and dermal fillers also make significant improvements. With a facelift, we can say it takes a “once and for all” kind of approach. When injectables are used to correct the signs of aging, it is necessary to get touch-ups as often as every three months. Even the best dermal fillers cannot last as long as a facelift. Furthermore, the degree of rejuvenation that can be achieved with a facelift is much greater than what can be accomplished with injectables. By that token, a facelift may be a more cost-effective approach to facial rejuvenation, offering yet another benefit.
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