Facelift plastic surgery, clinically known as rhytidectomy, is a procedure that is designed to reduce signs of facial aging and wrinkles.
The aim of this surgery is to improve the appearance of the face and jaw in a comprehensive way. Facelift surgery can counter the adverse effects of aging, stress, and time enabling the patient to appear more youthful.
A well-qualified and experienced plastic surgeon will undertake the facelift surgery in an artistic manner paying close attention to the intricacies of the face to make sure that the patient attains beautiful, natural-looking outcomes with minimal scarring. Besides the traditional facelift, patients can also consider various other facelift techniques that treat particular facial areas.
Some factors that establish the candidacy of a person for facelift surgery are as follows:
Ideal facelift candidates have some level of elasticity and suppleness in their skin.
Strong Bone Structure
An appropriate facelift candidate will have a robust bone structure to be able to support the outcomes of the rhytidectomy and contribute the optimal outcomes.
Loose Facial and Neck Skin
Facelift candidates usually seek the removal of excessive skin from the face and neck region. At the same time, a rhytidectomy procedure can offer such patients tauter skin and a reduction in the appearance of lines.
Rhytidectomy for Men
Facelift cosmetic surgery can offer dramatic outcomes to both men and women. Men may choose this procedure to reduce the signs of aging on the face and achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), within a five-year period starting in 2010, the number of males undergoing facelift surgery has risen by 44 percent. The steps of the procedure are the same for both men and women.
Candidates for Various Types of Facelift
Traditional Full Facelift
A traditional facelift provides patients with more complete outcomes. This surgery addresses deep wrinkles beneath the eyes, loose skin in the cheeks, lines surrounding the mouth, excessive skin and fat in the chin region, and jowls, among others. This procedure involves a more significant incision that typically extends from the temple, around the ear, and down to the neck area.
A mid facelift is designed to lift and tighten the underlying tissue in the eye and cheek region. In this procedure, the surgeon makes incisions that are similar to traditional facelift surgery. However, the incisions go deeper, enabling the surgeon to lift the muscles that a traditional facelift cannot correct.
A mini facelift involves the surgeon making smaller incisions. The recovery period is shorter, and it is called the “weekend facelift” for this reason. Similar to the mid facelift, the mini facelift targets smaller sections such as the jaw, lower cheeks, and neck.
This procedure is appropriate for working professionals and busy mothers who want to accomplish facial improvements with less downtime or for younger patients seeking subtle improvements. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.
For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.
Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.