When thinking about a Tampa facelift many people are familiar with the term but do not really know what a facelift entails. Unless they have already undergone a Tampa face lift procedure you may not understand all of your options A facelift is a way to reverse signs of aging but not all procedures billed as facelifts are the same or produce the desired results. There are traditional surgical procedures as well as laser lifts, liquid facelifts and even facelift creams. Learn how a facelift works to improve
A Facelift Works by Tightening Up Facial Tissue
A true facelift is usually done by a qualified plastic surgeon using surgical methods to lift and tighten the facial skin and the underlying muscles. Many facial wrinkles are not just skin deep but rather are created by a combination of lax facial muscles and loose or non-elastic skin. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, drier and loses its elastic properties that allow it to bounce back into shape. Our underlying facial tissue such as the muscles and fat that give our face its structure and curves will become looser and tend to sag. Gravity will accelerate this process and the beneficial fat tissue such as that in our cheeks, will begin to slide which will create sunken cheeks or jowls.
A facial plastic surgeon can help reverse these signs of aging by performing a facelift procedure. A traditional facelift is done using a series of incisions above and behind the ears, as well as along the hairline. These incisions allow the surgeon to lift and tighten both the skin and underlying tissue. Once tightened, the excess tissue will be removed and the stretched skin & muscle will then be sutured into place. This procedure will permanently remove facial wrinkles in the mid to lower facial regions.
Which Facelift Works the Best?
There are many procedures that are billed as “facelifts” but many are really not a true face lift. Certain techniques may improve the appearance initially, but not provide the lasting results of a surgical facelift. Often the techniques that are called a facelift, may only treat the outer skin. These types of procedures may include dermabrasion, laser treatments, or the use of dermal filler injections to help reduce the wrinkles on the surface of the skin. These techniques may work for up to six months or a year, but eventually, the skin will again fold into the crevasses created by the lax facial muscles underneath. There may be some benefits of having a non-surgical “facelift” but if you are interested in a lasting improvement in your appearance, it is best to talk with a well-qualified plastic surgeon for a true facelift procedure.
Even among the surgical procedures, not all doctors perform the operation the same way. There are a variety of techniques and different ways to accomplish a facelift procedure. As with all types of decisions, it is important to discuss the details of how the facelift will be performed to learn if the surgery is right for you.
The Simplicity Facelift Works Best with Minimal Downtime
In the Tampa area, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Dominic Castellano utilizes a new facelift technique that is far less invasive than the older, more traditional surgery. Dr. Dominic is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He uses a technique called the Simplicity Facelift that requires fewer, smaller incisions yet provides permanent facelift results. The Simplicity Facelift will lift and tighten both the outer facial skin as well as the underlying muscle and tissue. This lift will dramatically improve appearance by reducing facial wrinkles and provides the most natural looking results. The recovery time is greatly reduced as compared with older surgical techniques so this lift is beneficial for many people who cannot invest as much down time from work or other activities.
If you are interested in learning more about the Simplicity Facelift, please call Elite Facial Plastic Surgery to set a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dominic. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa Florida. Medical Director, Dr. Dominic Castellano, is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon. The medical team is well trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information www.EliteTampa.com