How to Know if You’d Benefit from a Facelift

How to Know if You’d Benefit from a Facelift

When you look in the mirror, are you satisfied with the refection staring back at you? Or are you yearning for a younger-looking version of yourself, with fewer wrinkles and tighter skin?

If so, you may want to learn more about a facelift. This treatment is highly popular among men and women in their 40s, 50s and 60s and can restore a more youthful, fresher appearance.

Here, we’ve outlined information on what a facelift is and whether you may be an ideal candidate for one.

Signs of aging

A facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that is also known by its medical name, rhytidectomy. This treatment works to tighten facial skin and smooth telltale wrinkles.

Aging, stress, the environment and genetics can all play a factor in making our faces look aged with lines, wrinkles and droopy skin. A facelift erases these signs of aging to reveal tighter skin tone and texture and an overall smoother appearance.

A facelift is performed under anesthesia and can truly be considered minimally invasive, as it requires only small incisions to be made, typically along the hairline and ear. Next, excess facial fat is removed while the neck and face muscles and skin are tightened for a natural-looking definition. Excess skin is also removed before sutures are used to close incisions.

Dr. Andrew is specialized in facelifts and mini-facelifts in Michigan. Ideal candidates for facelifts are those who are in good overall health and nonsmokers with decent skin elasticity and good bone structure.

Downtime is key

When considering a facelift, it’s important to understand the downtime and recovery associated with this treatment.

For the first week following surgery, you will need to rest and only engage in light activities like walking or light housework. You will likely experience soreness or stiffness and even mild bruising. After two weeks you can start to resume more normal activity within reason. However, it will take months for your incisions to heal completely and for the full effects of your treatment to be seen.

Dr. Andrew and his staff thoroughly review all pre- and post-operative instructions so that you know what to expect before, during and after your facelift.

Your facelift in metro Detroit

Dr. Andrew Lofman is a double-board certified cosmetic surgeon in southeast Michigan who is known for his exceptional work. Over his 10-year career, he has provided his patients with the confidence they desire through facelifts and other cosmetic treatments for the face and body.

As an elite cosmetic surgeon in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Dr. Andrew has had the honor of transforming the bodies and faces of his patients to help them look and feel younger and rejuvenated. He proudly utilizes only the latest and most advanced FDA-approved tools and surgical techniques both for your safety and to garner the best possible results.

While his patients are consistently impressed with his skill, they are equally appreciative of his bedside manner, compassion and kind demeanor. As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and as “Top Plastic Surgeon” as voted by the Consumer Research Council, Dr. Andrew is a trusted choice when it comes to plastic surgery in Michigan.

If you’re ready to explore a facelift, contact us today for your consultation.