Understanding A Facelift

Posted on July 4th, 2014 by Dr. Bryan Rubach

Science has yet to discover a way to prevent people from physically aging – it is a natural process. However, you can reverse some of the effects time has on your face with a facelift. Facelifts are popular cosmetic surgical procedure; in the United States alone, some 133,000 people had the procedure done in 2013. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this figure was up six percent from the previous year.

What is the Purpose of a Facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, has one major purpose: to make your face look younger. It does so by removing or at least reducing such things as:

  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Fine lines

This is a medical procedure. It requires local anesthetic as well as a sedative. The surgery may take place in a hospital or, more commonly, the office of a cosmetic surgeon. A facelift procedure may last anywhere from two to four hours. It depends upon the extent of work being performed, the type of facelift and any specifics regarding the individual client.

Three Basic Types of Facelift

There are actually three basic types of facelift. This is as true in Naperville IL as it is elsewhere in the state and across the country. You and your cosmetic surgeon will talk about the characteristics of each, the short and long-term effects, what is involved, what you want and what your doctor considers the best option. Your essential choices are:

  • The Traditional Facelift: This is a full fledge facelift. It involves cutting and peeling the skin and tissue. Removing and rearranging what is necessary to obtain the desired effect.
  • The Mini-Lift: This type of facelift is often called the “weekender” or the “weekend facelift.” It obtains the name from the amount of time required to recover from the procedure. Many clients check in on Friday and are back at work on Monday. It is less invasive than a traditional facelift. It works on a smaller portion of the face.
  • The S-Lift: The S-lift gets its name from the type of incision the cosmetic surgeon makes on the lower third of the face. This is where the work is done to improve the overall look of the face. It does so by smoothing out the jowls and neck. The time spent performing an S-lift is shorter than that required for a traditional facelift. The recovery time is also less extensive.

Getting a facelift in Naperville Il or any other city requires a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Be sure you locate on in your area. Discover his or her credentials. Pay a visit to discover what the surgeon thinks. Only after you are confident that a facelift is what you want and your cosmetic surgeon understands what you need, should you go ahead and have the procedure done.

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If you believe you are in need of a Facelift Naperville IL has the right professionals to perform the procedure. Contact the experts at the Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery. We know how to do it expertly. We pay attention to our clients’ needs. To discover more about how we can help you, visit us online at https://cclscosmetic.com/.

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