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How To Know If You Need a Facelift

How To Know If You Need a Facelift

You’ve been contemplating getting a facelift for a while now – you’re confident in yourself, but you just don’t look the way that you used to. Others may routinely comment on how tired you look and yet you don’t feel tired. You still have energy and a vibrant personality but your external appearance may not reflect this. You simply want to look as good as you feel. This is where a facelift may help you. Natural, long-lasting results – this is what a facelift can provide, for the right candidate. You’ll want to ensure, however, that a facelift is what you really need. So, is it time for you to get a facelift?

The Jowls

An attractive youthful face is characterized by a heart-shaped inverted “triangle of youth” where most of the volume is in the mid-to-upper third of the face. As we age, that triangle is turned upside down such that the lower third of the face carries the most volume. Over time, jowls along the sides of your mouth start to become more prominent. Many women agree that sagging jowls are a top contributor to the “older woman” look, and it can make many women feel terribly self-conscious. Sagging along the jawline, also known as “jowling”, is a feature that is routinely corrected with a facelift procedure.

The Neck

Deep creases, redundant skin folds and fullness under the chin are several features of an aging neck. Often referred to as a “turkey neck”, this problem can be improved significantly with a neck lift. The procedure involves removing redundant skin and fatty tissue in addition to tightening the skin and muscles, restoring an improved and more youthful contour to the neck.

The Nasolabial Fold

The nasolabial folds, seen as the curved lines that flank either side of your nose and mouth, are a feature that becomes deeper and more prominent with age. Facial fillers can often be used to improve and smooth mild-to-moderate nasolabial folds. However, with age, these lines become increasingly more difficult to treat with filler and surgery becomes a more viable, cost-effective, and long-term solution.