facelift-del-mar-1Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as the old adage goes. As much as it is romantic for people to cling to the romantic idealism the saying imparts, it is fair to say that those words can barely hold a candle to the reality of life.

There are various factors that can affect how a person looks. Genetics, stress levels, and age are some of the factors that can accelerate the condition of a person’s face. It is due to these realities that facelift services offered by Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery has emerged to allow both men and women to regain their youthful looks.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a procedure where excess facial skin is removed for patients to achieve a youthful appearance. In the field, it’s known as rhytidectomy.

Usually, facelift goes hand in hand with other procedures such as necklifts, eyelid surgery, and forehead lift—among others—to achieve total facial restoration. It is also important to note that facelift technology is evolving, as smaller incisions will allow for a faster and safer procedure.

Lifting Skin Sagging

A facelift can easily handle facial sagging. However, it is also important to know why facial skin is sagging in the first place so that the newly transformed face will last longer.

A lot of ideas have been pitched over the years as to why the face ages. There has been a consensus, however, that there are three ways for a face to age: loss of facial fat and volume, solar radiation, and hanging skin due to aging.

botox-injection-del-mar-1Facelift Preparation and Recovery

It’s imperative that facelift patients prepare for the procedure ahead of time. This will facilitate an easier time recovering and lower risk of complications like bleeding and infection.

A healthy patient would have a definite advantage over a patient who smokes and has a terrible body mass index. Avoiding physical activities, staying hydrated, and having follow-up appointments with the surgeon post-surgery will help speed up the healing process.

A facelift can do more than remove excess, saggy skin; it can also lift a person’s confidence back to levels when he or she was younger. Facelifts can help people who need to face their endeavors with renewed passion and confidence.