The beauty of a facelift can change how you do.

Facing time with self-confidence and excitement is a gift for yourself and your loved ones. But the reality of the appearance of an aging face when you look in a mirror in the morning, or see yourself through your family’s’ eyes on a weekend call, can sap your enthusiasm for facing the future. It’s hard when the way you feel – your youthful, animated, optimistic spirit – is not reflected in the way you look. 

As time goes by, factors that contribute to an aging face range from sun exposure, heredity, stress, lifestyle choices such as smoking, lack of sleep, alcohol consumption and poor diet, even exaggerated facial expressions. The effects can include sagging of the skin and underlying muscles from the cheeks to the jawline; loose or “folding” skin on the neck; volume loss in the cheeks and around the mouth; wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and beneath the chin; vertical folds appear at the front of the neck; drooping eyelids or hooded eyes. 

Fillers or facelift?

Do you simply want to look less tired with a refreshed appearance, or do you want more? Dermal fillers and injectables can treat fine lines and wrinkles for a more rejuvenated look. But facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) addresses significant sagging and smooths deep wrinkles and folds, tightens the fascia surrounding the muscles that does the heavy repositioning and lifting of the tissues of the face, sculpts fat and removes excess skin for a tighter, younger looking face, jawline and neck. A facelift for the right candidate can be a much more effective option. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, facelifts were No. 5 in the Top 10 surgical cosmetic procedures done in 2019 to counteract the effects of time, gravity and lifestyle – and even address the early signs of aging before they progress.  

Exercise your self-care muscle for a fresh face.

Widely sought for his anti-aging surgical expertise, Dr. Jay Lucas of The Lucas Center is experienced in countless facelifts and other surgical procedures. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lucas, is in fact, uniquely qualified in education, residencies and fellowships in plastic surgery and Craniofacial plastic surgery. Dr. Lucas conducts a comprehensive analysis of the entire facial region before each individual procedure. Spending the kind of quality time Dr. Lucas offers during a consultation and planning session with his skilled and appropriate assessments help achieve the excellent outcomes his patients seek. 

Going beyond his patients’ expectations is always his goal. Dr. Lucas uses his comprehensive knowledge of the human body to create customized surgical plans for each patient. He combines the technical skill and artistry required to achieve a more natural-looking, rejuvenated and refreshed face by repositioning loose, hanging skin in the cheek, jaw, and neck areas. Fat grafting restores volume to specific areas of the face. 

How long can your facelift results last? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “Although no plastic surgeon can guarantee the precise length your results will last, the effects of most facelifts typically last for years before a touch-up might be needed. To prolong your results even further, try to stay out of the sun, wear sunscreen, eat a healthy diet and talk to a skincare professional about which products are right for your skin.”

Are you a candidate for a facelift?

Traditionally, facelifts have been sought by women in their 50s to 70s, but the current trend is to have surgery at even younger ages with patients just beginning to see some signs of aging. If you are interested in a facelift consult with Dr. Lucas to learn more about this procedure and many other options for confidence-boosting surgeries, please contact The Lucas Center, Plastic Surgery at 865. 218.6210 or schedule online. 

 

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