Face lift surgeries are becoming more and more popular recently as many people wish to fight the signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. The technical term for a face lift is rhytidectomy, and it is used to tighten skin around the mouth, eyes, and neck in an effort to give the patient a fresher, more youthful face. It is important that face lift patients are in good health and have the strength to undergo an operation, because there are some side effects and a somewhat lengthy recovery period involved (about one to two months).
There are options for the who want to achieve the results of a face lift without the surgery. These procedures can also reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, but do not require incisions, anesthesia, or surgery. Options for a face lift without surgery include: Thermage skin tightening, a laser face lift, or a microcurrent fact lift. These procedures work to encourage the natural production of Collagen within the skin cells that help to tighten the tissue located in the face and neck. This means all the same results as a traditional face lift without the scarring, pain, or recovery time. Instant face lifts are becoming very popular among men and women.
A laser face lift requires no incisions and can achieve many of the same results as tradition cosmetic procedures without the complication of surgery. The treatment consists of a doctor applying a concentrated infrared light source on the patient’s face and neck in order to promote the production of Collagen by skin cells, causing the outer tissue to tighten. Usually patients will choose to receive up to three treatments, and, each time, they will see immediate results.
It is important for anyone choosing to undergo a face lift, or any other type of cosmetic surgery, to choose a face lift surgeon that is well qualified and experienced. Having a board certified specialist ensures that the procedure will be performed correctly, and the doctor will use all the safety precautions necessary. Patients should be aware of the specific questions that need to be asked during an initial consultation, as well as the total price of the procedure.