A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to address facial wrinkles, sagging skin, and other common signs of aging. This popular cosmetic technique has come a long way in recent years. In addition to smoothing and tightening the face, a skillful surgeon like Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, can reposition facial fat and muscle with a high level of precision to restore some youthful contour. Of course, a face lift can’t change your fundamental appearance or make you look like someone else. Nor can it be expected to permanently halt the inevitable aging process. Nevertheless, in certain people, a facelift can effectively “turn back the clock” a bit by treating and improving certain visible signs of aging.
If you’re interested in having a facelift, you can schedule an appointment at Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida, to discuss the procedure with Dr. Greenwald and find out if it is right for you. During your consultation, Dr. Greenwald will ask about your surgical goals – specifically, what you would like to change about your face, and why. To help you articulate your ideas, Dr. Greenwald will show you some facelift before and after photos to illustrate the surgical goals of some of the patients he’s treated. For instance, many of Dr. Greenwald’s patients seek facelift procedures to address:
- A sagging face
- Deep lines running from the corners of the mouth to the chin
- Pronounced creases extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Lax skin on or near the cheeks
- Loose skin and excess fat in the lower face that create jowls or a double chin
- Slackened skin and fatty deposits in the neck area
In general, the best candidates for a facelift show mild to moderate signs of aging, but still have a certain degree of skin elasticity. When determining whether a face lift is appropriate for you, your age will not be the sole – or even the most important – factor that Dr. Greenwald considers. Instead, he will fully assess your overall medical history, health and wellness, and other lifestyle factors, like tobacco use, which can affect your facelift recovery. He will also evaluate your expectations before making a recommendation. Dr. Greenwald might conclude that your goals can be achieved without surgery, e.g., through the use of injectable fillers or muscle relaxants, or a less invasive procedure, such as a mid facelift or MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) lift. If so, he will fully explain your options.
If you’d like to learn more about whether a facelift or another procedure can help you address early signs of aging, please call Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 1-888-840-3199 to schedule a personal appointment with Dr. Greenwald at our clinic in Tampa, FL, today.