You have decided it’s time to show the world the “you” that’s been hiding for some time. Perhaps you’ve noticed a few crow’s feet, have seen jowls in the mirror or just want to reduce those worry lines. There are a variety of options when it comes to facelifts, and you want to make the best-informed decision you can.
How Supple is Your Skin?
As our skin matures, it loses its ability to recover from stretching. People 50 years or older may want to consider a traditional facelift, such as a MACS OR SMAS, depending on the areas they wish to revive. For those that fondly remember their fifties, they might consider the more complex Deep Plane Facelift. You could also consider a Facelift with Fat Transfer, which may be permanent, or only lessen slightly over time.
Patients that wish to take more preventive measures might start with a Mini or Thread Facelift. Those who wish to make longer-lasting changes could choose a Deep Plane Facelift, because the procedure would last longer on a younger face.
How Long Will My Facelift Last?
Less invasive methods, such as Liquid or Thread Facelifts, last a few months to a few years before the results are no longer evident. Operations like a Percutaneous Facelift or Revision may not need updating for five years or more. A Deep Plane, MACS or SMAS Facelift may last ten years or more. Some anti-aging procedures, such as a Fat Transfer or a Buccal Fat Removal, may become permanent.
Will The Scars Show?
The best facelift for you may not necessarily involve any surgery. Liquid and Thread Facelifts usually do not result in any scarring. Percutaneous Facelift scars are generally not visible, as they are hidden in the hairline. With the more traditional facelifts, scars may not be visible or are discreetly hidden. Finally, according to research, older skin tends to heal more slowly and create less noticeable scars than its younger counterpart.
Now that you’re ready to bring out the best “You,” call Los Angeles Plastic Surgery at (310) 888-4048 or visit our website to schedule an appointment and discuss the best facelift for you.