Let’s face it, the traditional facelift surgery had extended downtime, severe scarring and left patients with the appearance of “having work done.” At Advanced Liposuction Center, we have another solution: the Silhouette Facelift.
There’s no stopping it. As we age, the structure of our face changes. Skin naturally loses fat and elasticity and gravity takes its toll creating flat cheeks, jowls, and bags under the eyes. Facial muscles can weaken, especially around your cheeks and lips. The end result is a tired, saggy looking face. Add to this other factors that can take a toll on your face:
- Sun damage
- Pollution and environmental factors
Then sun spots, spider veins, wrinkles, irregular coloring (age spots) and fine lines may all appear on your face.
Why Choose Silhouette
The Silhouette Facelift restores the youthful appearance of your face. It is a minimally invasive treatment approved by the FDA that utilizes the thread lifting technique, which encompasses permanent silhouette sutures with tiny, absorbable cones to lift and reposition the tissues of the face.
Some of the advantages of the Silhouette Facelift are that it is performed in office, under local anesthesia. The entire procedure takes approximately 2 hours and will restore the neck and lower half of the face. The cones will dissolve after 34 months, lifting the sutures for up to 5 years. At that time a touch up procedure can be performed that takes about 30 minutes. Post surgery, patients experience mild swelling and soreness for 2 to 4 days.
Signs You Need A Facelift
If you are not sure if it’s the time get a facelift Or not, then here are some signs you really need it!
Your Mouth Area Has Prominent Wrinkles
There is no “optimal age” for a facelift because everyone ages at a different rate due to things like genetics and lifestyle choices. Some people choose to have a facelift as a preventive strategy when they are younger because they are worried about premature aging. Although injectable fillers can assist with less noticeable wrinkles, a facelift is a much more effective technique to address them once the nasolabial folds that surround your lips or the “marionette lines” that appear between your chin and the lower corners of your mouth start getting deeper.
You Always Appear Worn Out Or Irritated
Do people frequently assume you are unapproachable because of your persistent frown? Your cheeks may appear flattened or sunken, and the corners of your lips may curl downward into a scowl due to skin laxity and reduced facial volume. Even if you are rested and in a good mood, all these things could give the impression that you are upset or worn out. You will look younger and feel younger both inside and out after a facelift.
Increasing Your Online Presence
It goes without saying that the most popular social media personas are also frequently the most attractive. Social media plays a significant role in our daily lives. It’s how we promote both our companies and ourselves. Unfortunately, having ugly wrinkles and sagging could be hurting your online reputation.
Social media attractiveness is heavily influenced by editing, filters, and cosmetic surgery. A facelift is a wonderful option to consider if you’re a social media influencer or attempting to increase your online presence. It’s likely that you’ll see a significant increase in likes and follows, and the comments will be flooded with encouragement!
How to get ready for a facelift?
Preparing for a facelift involves several important steps to ensure a smooth and successful procedure. Here are some guidelines to help you get ready:
- Consultation with a plastic surgeon
Schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facelift procedures. During this consultation, discuss your goals, expectations, and any concerns you may have. The surgeon will evaluate your facial structure, skin condition, and overall health to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a facelift.
- Medical evaluation
Before the surgery, your plastic surgeon may request a comprehensive medical evaluation. This may include blood tests, an electrocardiogram (EKG), and a physical examination to assess your overall health and identify any potential risks or complications.
- Medication adjustments
Inform your plastic surgeon about any medications, supplements, or herbal remedies you are currently taking. They will provide guidance on whether you need to temporarily discontinue or adjust certain medications before the facelift, as some medications can increase the risk of bleeding or interfere with anesthesia.
- Quit smoking and alcohol consumption
Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can impair healing and increase the risk of complications. It is crucial to quit smoking several weeks before the surgery and abstain from alcohol for a recommended period as advised by your surgeon.
- Arrange for post-operative care
Plan for someone to accompany you to the surgery and assist you during the initial recovery period. Ensure you have a comfortable recovery area at home and arrange for any necessary supplies, such as pain medications, dressings, and ice packs, as recommended by your surgeon.
- Follow pre-operative instructions
Your surgeon will provide specific pre-operative instructions, such as fasting guidelines, restrictions on eating and drinking before surgery, and guidelines for skincare and makeup application on the day of the procedure. It is important to follow these instructions closely to ensure a safe and successful surgery.
When you opt for a Silhouette Facelift, there are several other non-surgical treatments you may want to consider to help augment the results of your facelift. These include: microdermabrasions, photofacials, fillers, botox and laser treatments. Our highly experienced cosmetic surgeons will meet with you and help you decide what the best combination of treatments is for you to restore the firm, youthful appearance of your face. We have nine convenient locations in the greater Pittsburgh area. Interested in learning more about this innovative procedure? Contact us for a free consultation by calling: 724-683-7581.