A facelift is a more permanent solution for skin wrinkling and creasing than other treatment methods. This procedure actually smooths the skin by pulling it upwards and letting it reattach itself to the subcutaneous tissues. As we age and mature, the very structure of our face changes. The amount and location of fat, the shape of our facial bones, and the decreased ability for our skin to hold moisture can result in folding, wrinkling, and creasing. Our Nashville clients who choose to have us perform a facelift are thrilled with the results. The more youthful appearance can last for up to a decade. Especially noticeable is a smoother cheek line and jawline without the appearance of jowls. Sometimes we combine a facelift with a neck lift or brow lift for maximum results. Below, we offer some important information about how a facelift is performed and summarize the long-term benefits.
Why Choose a Facelift Procedure?
A facelift is considered a cosmetic treatment. It’s performed to achieve a more youthful appearance rather than to correct skeletal deformities or to heal medical conditions affecting the skin. Sagging and folding of the facial skin is generally the result of a relocation of fat deposits. This causes a drooping of the skin and causes the jowls to become more prominent. Larger creases that appear just above the jawline are also the result of fat deposits and poorly supported skin. A decrease in the amount of collagen produced by the body means less taut skin, and this results in smile lines and crow’s feet.
After years of maintaining smooth skin through the application of moisturizers, refreshing the skin by undergoing peel treatments or dermabrasion, and making healthy lifestyle changes, many individuals in Nashville still find themselves combating the problem of drooping, folded facial skin. A facelift can significantly improve this condition, and the results can last for up to a decade without further skin ablation being performed.
The skin itself isn’t treated, so there’s no chance of bleaching or darkening of the epidermis. The fine wrinkles on the cheeks and sags along the jawline are gone after a facelift is performed. Nasolabial folds between the nose and the corners of the mouth are far less apparent. The skin is smoother and appears tauter and suppler.
If you live or work in the Nashville area, Restored Images is close by. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how a facelift is performed and how it can greatly enhance your overall appearance.