Has your skin reached a point where laxity, lines, and wrinkles are making you look older than you feel? You may benefit from a facelift or rhytidectomy. This procedure lifts and rejuvenates loose skin and repositions the underlying structures for natural-looking, youthful results.
What is a Facelift or Rhytidectomy?
People often choose a facelift when they are bothered by signs of aging, especially around the mid to lower face and jowls. Skin laxity can give these areas a sagging appearance and lead to deep facial creases. A facelift restores your features to their more youthful position, allowing you to look like yourself but refreshed and more energized.
*Individual results may vary
How is a Facelift Performed?
Each facelift is a customized procedure. Dr. Sonneveld will choose his incisions and surgical techniques based on your desired results. Loose skin, muscle, and connective tissue layers are lifted and repositioned. Fat deposits may be removed around the lower face and jowls if needed. A facelift takes two to five hours and can be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation.
What Results Can I Expect After a Facelift?
You will notice changes to your face immediately after surgery, but swelling and bruising will prevent you from properly appreciating your results for a few weeks. As the swelling resolves, you will start to see a more youthful, lifted appearance. People may ask if you have been on vacation because you look so relaxed and refreshed. Full results can take up to a year to evolve as residual swelling resolves.
Facelift results are long-lasting, but they will not prevent the natural effects of aging. Your skin will still lose firmness and volume with age. You have several options to correct this, including a touch-up procedure to restore your firmer, smoother skin. You can prolong your results with quality skincare products and diligent sun protection.
Can I Have Other Procedures With a Facelift?
A wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures combine well with a facelift. Since a facelift is not as effective in the upper face, many people choose a brow or forehead lift to smooth lines and tighten this area. Eyelid lifts are also a common choice for achieving a more refreshed, bright-eyed appearance. Some people choose injectables such as dermal fillers and Botox® to restore lost volume and prevent expression lines and wrinkles from reappearing.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
Only a consultation can determine whether a facelift will provide the results you desire. Good candidates for this procedure have sagging skin or lines and wrinkles that cannot be addressed with non-surgical methods. Candidates can present at different ages since each person’s skin ages differently. You should be in good health and have achievable goals.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about facelifts, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.