Some of the common signs of aging are loss of skin elasticity and thinning of skin, resulting in folds and wrinkles on the face. The effects of gravity cause jowls to form. Loose folds of skin appear in the neck and the cheeks lose their fullness in the cheeks. The deepening of the nose to mouth lines or nasolabial folds is another sign of aging. The good news is that facelift surgery can reduce these tell-tale signs of aging and give you a more youthful look. In fact, a 2011 study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) said that facelifts can make you look 12 years younger!
An expert plastic surgeon would perform several types of facelifts such as skin lifts, SMAS lifts (a procedure to tighten the tissues, including muscles and fat), mini facelifts. In many cases, a facelift is combined with blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery to improve results. Men and women who undergo these cosmetic surgery procedures can expect to see improvement in the following issues:
- Creases between the eyes - Development of a trough below the lower eyelid - Jowls caused by low muscle tone in the lower face - Double chin - Fine lines and wrinkles of the skin - Falling of the brow or eyebrow - Laxity of the lower eyelid - Mid-face sagging - Loss of sharp neck contour
Aging can have profound social and psychological effects and result in loss of self confidence and esteem, which in turn, can affect the person’s work and social relationships. It is to overcome these issues that more and more people are going in for the procedure. The 2011 study seems to prove this. Ninety percent of the respondents expressed complete satisfaction with the surgery results. Up to forty percent of them rated that the results as beyond their expectations. Nearly 90 percent of said that they had received positive comments on their looks from others after the surgery. An improved self-esteem were reported by 80 percent and 70 percent were happy about their enhanced quality of life.