Here at Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery, we take great pride in helping patients in and around Milwaukee. One of the most popular surgeries we perform is the facelift, a smart way to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the appearance. Let's look at the surgery in a bit more detail and consider who is a good candidate for care.
About Facelift Surgery
A facelift is performed in order to address wrinkling, sagging, and lines located in the middle portion of the face, specifically the upper cheek area and the sides of the eyes. During a facelift, incisions are made behind the ears and along the lower portion of the hairline. Through these incisions, a surgeon is able to adjust the underlying structures of this area of the face and remove excess skin and tissue to improve overall appearance.
General Candidacy for Facelift Surgery
It's important for all facelift surgery candidates to be in good overall health. It's especially important that facelift candidates not suffer from any sorts of medical conditions that would make the facelift a kind of medical risk. The procedure should be helpful to the patient rather than a detriment to his or her health.
Facelift Helps Treat the Middle Portion of the Face
It's also important that patients who are considering a facelift understand that the procedure is really targeted for the mid-face region. If the patient has issues with the forehead or the jowl area, different kinds of facial lift surgeries will be more ideal for those needs.
Getting Surgery for the Right Reasons
The "right reasons" can vary from patient to patient. Some may feel self-conscious about wrinkles and lines and would like to remove them in some fashion. Others may have a job that requires them to be a public figure or figurehead, in which case the facelift will help them excel at these kinds of public professions and keep them ahead of the competition.
If a patient is undergoing a facelift to improve a relationship or because he or she feels coerced into the surgery by someone else, it's not an ideal procedure to consider. These are examples of the wrong reasons to undergo a procedure of any kind. Your body is your own, and the decision should be yours rather than someone else's.
Understanding the Risks and Benefits
Candidates for facelift should understand all of the risks and benefits that are involved with the surgery. This will help them make the most informed and confident choices possible when it comes to overall surgical needs and the surgical process.
Having Realistic Expectations About the Surgery Process
The facelift procedure and the recovery period is all part of the surgical process, and it's important that patients have realistic expectations. This doesn't just mean about the side effects and the scarring after surgery (which is rather well hidden), but also the end results of surgery and what they can do to prolong these results.
Weighing Alternatives to Surgery
Finally, it's important that facelift candidates be allowed to weigh all options for care, which includes non-surgical skin care and injection therapies. We'll be more than happy to go over such matters during the consultation process.
Schedule a Consultation at Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery
For more information about your many options for facial rejuvenation and enhancement, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. We at Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery will work closely with you to ensure that you look your very best.