When you think about a typical facelift patient, the under-35 crowd gets little thought. But today, women and men are learning that today’s facelift goes beyond the overly pulled, “wind-tunnel” look of their grandparents’ day. Thankfully, cosmetic surgeons continue to advance their knowledge of underlying facial structures and tissues. Today, enhanced techniques employ shorter incisions to restore fat volume and tighten relaxed muscles, delivering natural and long-lasting results.
The modern facelift addresses facial skin and underlying tissues, restoring the face to youthful contours. Benefits include:
- Diminished wrinkles, lines, and folds
- Reduction of sagging jowls
- Restoration of youthful contours
- Longer-lasting results than fillers or injectables
At Gale Facial Plastics in Riverton, Utah, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Derrick Gale will lead you through the process with discretion and care. It all starts with the consultation, but the magic happens on the day of surgery. Here, Dr. Gale will make small incisions hidden behind the ears and along the hairline. These will allow him to reposition underlying facial tissues and remove excess, sagging skin. The operation lasts approximately three hours, then you can return home to heal. Within a week or two, after resting, eating properly, and drinking plenty of water, you should be able to return to your normal routine, with a noticeable change. You will turn heads and get compliments about how great you look, without anyone guessing you’ve had a lift.
Early Facelift Benefits
When people put off cosmetic surgery and let nature take its course, tissue repositioning and adjustment require more work. Also, younger people heal faster, with fewer risks and complications. We find that patients over 60 often want to turn back the clock by 20 years. This dramatic change may look obvious to friends or co-workers and increase recovery time.
If You’re Still Not Ready
We understand not everybody has time to commit to cosmetic surgery, especially younger patients who have minor concerns. That’s why we offer non-surgical options to refresh and rejuvenate your look without incisions or downtime. Injectable products like Botox and dermal fillers are ideal if you’re seeking to delay surgery. Also, laser skin resurfacing and our aesthetician services can help you with optimal skin care.
Learn What’s Best for You
The best advice for facial enhancement will not come from your friends, family, or general practitioner. Board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and have pledged to uphold the most stringent disciplines in medicine to deliver safe and effective results.