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What You Can Expect From A Facelift


It has happened to all of us at one time or another. You wake up one morning and you realize that you are not as young as you once were. Worse yet, you are reminded of how much time has passed every time you look in the mirror. While there are several methods for erasing the signs of aging, one that has stood the test of time, no pun intended, is the facelift.

Tired of looking older than you feel? Dr. Carter can help you realize your dreams of appearing younger with the time-tested facelift procedure. Call  Dr. Carter Office to set up your first appointment for the initial consultation.

Also known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift has long been one of the most popular elective options when it comes to plastic surgery. Requested for decades by those in the media, politics, and other celebrities, it is one of the most effective anti aging procedures that can be done. The purpose of the surgery is to reshape the contours of the face in order to give it a more youthful appearance. Essentially tightening and toning the skin, the results after recovery can often be nothing short of amazing.

How Does it Work?

This cosmetic surgery procedure has been the choice for both men and women in their thirties and forties to reduce the signs of aging and enjoy a much younger appearance. It reduces sagging and wrinkling around the lower facial area, especially around the jaw.

During the surgery, the plastic surgeon will tighten the skin around your face and remove some of the skin that has begun to sag. By reshaping the facial skin so that it is tightened, the fine lines and wrinkles all around it are either eliminated or minimized, depending on their severity. The results of such surgeries can be subtle or dramatic, depending upon the quality of your skin as well as the amount of work that needs to be done.

How Do I Know if I am a Good Candidate?

The best candidate for this procedure is one who is in good physical health and has sound appearance goals as well as very realistic expectations. You should not have any pre-existing medical conditions that could possibly slow your recovery time or put you at a greater risk of infection or other complications.

Your skin should still have some of its natural elasticity and a defined bone structure may also be important. A consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon will tell you if you are a good candidate or not.

Is it Worth It?

For many people that have had a facelift done, the surgery has literally changed their lives. It is possible to erase as much as ten years from your face, making you appear much younger than your actual age. To perfect the final outcome, you can also opt for other procedures such as eye lifts and neck lifts, to be done at the same time.

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