A Fresh Approach to a Refreshed Appearance
- Posted on: Sep 15 2017
Facial aging has long troubled the human race. We are creatures who are naturally drawn to beauty, and especially love when we are the beauty to behold. For the most part, we have moved past the significant trial and error period. Facelifts, for instance, have been routinely performed for more than 100 years. The history of the facelift lets us know that the procedure is safe and effective. Still, there are misconceptions about what may happen to natural beauty when tissue is repositioned through a meticulous procedure. We’d like to discuss this.
There is a reason why many people feel apprehensive about facelift surgery. On the one hand, there is the desire to look younger. On the other hand, there is an understandable fear that authenticity will be altered by an overly-aggressive lift. You’ve seen those celebrities. We don’t have to name them. What we want to do instead is point out how facelift surgeries are approached to avoid an obviously-lifted appearance.
Keeping it Low-Key
Facelifts used to be approached with an eye on the Big Picture. Aging is a certainty, so why not account for it during the revitalizing procedure? Here’s why: because the patient will look uncomfortably tight and plastic for who knows how long! Today, the degree of lift that is obtained is quite a bit less than it may have been before. One reason is to avoid that plastic appearance. Another reason is to account for volume.
Keeping it Contoured
Repositioning tissue to its previous height is only one aspect of a good facelift. Surgeons also recognize the need for volume replacement, and this can’t be achieved by lifting and removing excess skin. It can only be achieved by replacing what has been lost. One way to restore contouring across the temples, cheeks and other crucial areas is to take fat cells from one part of the body and inject them where they are needed. Another way to achieve this is with dermal fillers. Fat grafting has the clear advantage of longevity, while dermal fillers are initially lower in cost.
Ultimately, every facelift is performed in the precise manner needed to address the unique structure of each patient faces. Learn more about how we perform facelifts and what alternatives may be appropriate for you. Call our NYC office at (212) 508-0000.
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