As My Face Ages: Do I Need A Facelift?

Our young, beautiful facial contours are not guaranteed forever. Neither is radiant skin. As we age, our body slows down its production of vital compounds like collagen and hyaluronic acid. These natural proteins and sugars keep our skin firm, taut, and smooth.

Are facial hollows and voids emerging on your cheeks, temples, or below the eyes? While a well-planned anti-aging regimen including non-surgical fillers can help to keep these issues at bay, when the time comes, there’s nothing quite like a surgical facelift.

What is a Facelift?

This well-known facial cosmetic correction lifts underlying soft tissues and skin to restore facial contours and beauty. Unsightly sagging and lax skin are corrected, as are facial fine lines and wrinkles.  Other enhancements include:

  • Plumping out sunken cheeks
  • Lift underlying tissues to original positions
  • Resolve jowls by defining the jawline
  • Smooth over fine lines between the mouth and nose

A surgical facelift can be combined with other procedures. Facial enhancements like a brow lift, blepharoplasty, and neck lift are designed to resolve facial flaws like a furrowed brow, undereye bags, neckbands, or a double chin.

What is the Optimal Age for a Facelift?

In times past, facelifts tended to be performed on those in their 60s and 70s. But today, we see a trend of younger men and women in their mid-40s to 50s having the operation. They choose to have a facelift while their skin still has its elasticity to yield the best results. Identifying emerging problems early and correcting them means they don’t get progressively worse with age.

While non-surgical treatments like neuromodulators and dermal fillers are available at Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin, they don’t offer the same long-lasting effects of a facelift.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Theoretically, a surgical facelift lasts forever because the patient will appear younger than if they didn’t have the operation. But what this cosmetic procedure can’t do (nor can any other) is stop the natural aging process. Age-related changes will continue as the years pass at a rate unique to your body and lifestyle.

Why Dr. Indeyeva?

With over 70 plastic surgeons in the Austin area, less than five of them specialize in Facial Plastic Surgery. A Facial Plastic Surgeon specializes in facial anatomy, plastics, and reconstruction. There are reasons for this. One is that Facial Plastic Surgeries like rhinoplasty are more complex than breast implants or liposuction. 

Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Indeyeva is an elite facial expert who dedicated her entire training and practice to face and neck surgery. Dr. Indeyeva trained with world-renowned Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery master, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough. She has obtained the highest levels of knowledge and most specialized niche for rejuvenation and harmonization of the face and neck.

Take the Next Step Towards a New You

If you think you can benefit from having a surgical facelift, the next step is easy. Contact us today by calling (512) 831-5397 or scheduling a consultation online. You are only weeks away from restoring your youthful facial appearance and beauty.  

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