Staving off the signs of aging, especially on the face, has been a preoccupation for people throughout history, so it is no wonder that early facelift methods were first developed early in the 1900s. Since then, the procedure has been subject to many changes and innovations. Now, it is one of the most popular and safest procedures in the world. In fact, it grew in popularity by about 6 percent between 2011 and 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
So, what drives the popularity for this particular treatment? Perhaps it is because signs of aging are most apparent on the face. It could also be that peoples faces are tethered to their sense of identity. Your eyes, nose and mouth affect your expression, and what you see in the mirror each morning can affect the rest of your day.
If you are considering a facelift in order to reclaim a younger, more refreshed-looking face, call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. John P. Freeman. Dr. Freeman is a board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon who offers a superb facelift service to Houston residents. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Freeman, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!
1. Do Facelift Alternatives Work?
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about facelift alternatives, including facial exercise routines. Smart Beauty Guide recently addressed the issue of using facial exercises for cosmetic rejuvenation. They point out that there havent been any studies that support the claimed results of the exercises, so your time is probably better spent exercising parts of your body that clearly and quickly respond to activity.
Also, facial muscles are only part of the facelift equation. Sagging skin and fine lines are also indicators of age that a facelift can help reduce. Unfortunately, no amount of exercise is going to tighten up loose skin.
2. What Is The Difference Between Facelifts And Facial Fillers?
Put simply, facial fillers provide temporary relief from wrinkles and sagging skin. They generally last for about six months, meaning that you will need to return for more injections about twice each year in order to maintain your appearance.
On the other hand, facelifts offer a long-lasting solution. While the face will continue to age naturally, slowly easing some of the effects of the facelift, the longevity of the procedure is usually measured in decades, not months.
3. Who Is The Ideal Candidate For The Procedure?
Unlike many cosmetic treatments, there is no set profile for an ideal facelift patient, which is why it is so important to select a well-trained surgeon. Your surgeon can tell you what type of results you should expect depending on your age, skin condition and medical history.
Dr. Freeman provides Houston residents with the benefit of his world-class training, which he received at Vanderbilt University. He is also a member of the prestigious American College of Surgeons (ACS). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Freeman, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!