The Internet is full of before and after photographs of individuals who have had a facelift performed. It is nice to look at these photographs because, in the vast majority of them, you can see a marked improvement in the appearance of the patient who had the facelift. When you look at someone who has undergone this procedure, you know that they look younger and better. However, it can be difficult to identify what exactly they had done or what it is about their face that has changed. That’s the beauty of this tried and true procedure.
A facelift is designed to enhance a person’s natural beauty and revive their youthful appearance. People who have had a good facelift generally love how the procedure allows their inner personality, which is often a lot younger than what their external appearance is, to shine through.
A facelift makes a patient look younger because it is designed to address specific problems that a person experiences with age. These problems include things like the loss of skin elasticity, lost muscle tone around the face and the neck, issues with the formation of jowls, and deep creases that can form on the corner of your mouth and the base of the nose. This procedure can also address the loss of contour around the chin and neck.
You have probably noticed a drastic difference in the way that a person looks when they had a facelift in recent years as opposed to someone who had undergone the procedure many years ago. This is because the techniques used for the procedure have changed drastically in just a few years. At the same time, the goals of a plastic surgeon when performing a facelift have also changed. Dr. Smith’s goal is to make a person look like a natural version of their younger self, not to make it look like they had work done. In fact, we are happiest when our patients come back and tell us that their friends and family members are complimenting them on their refreshed look but cannot tell that they actually had a surgical procedure done.
Some of the major changes that a facelift can accomplish include tightening your facial muscles. It is understandable that tightening the facial muscles will have a dramatic effect on your appearance since your muscles and underlying bone are what make up the structure of your face.
Once the underlying structure has been repaired, then loose and excess skin can be removed and tightened. Facial skin should never be over tightened. As a specialist in facial enhancement, Dr. Smith will know just how much he should tighten your skin without giving you a pulled appearance.
Finally, a facelift can restore some of the volume to your mid-face. You will be left with a more attractive jawline and an overall more naturally youthful appearance. At Smith Facial Plastics, our trusted and experienced plastic surgeon knows what it takes to make you naturally look your best. Contact our office in Gahanna today to schedule your consultation.