Facelift Surgery In Myrtle Beach, SC
Naturally, as we grow older we age. Wrinkles and lines are inevitable, and unavoidable as we grow each year. Luckily, there are ways to alter this progression to maintain a youthful and natural look for years to come. Also known as rhytidectomy, facelifts are the optimal procedures for anyone looking to achieve the look they’ve always desired. For those in the Myrtle Beach area, visit Sculpted Figures for all your surgical needs.
Facelifts Lessen The Effects of:
- Sagging, droopy skin around the eyes and cheeks
- Deep wrinkles below the eyes
- Deep wrinkles between the underside of the nose and the top lip of the mouth
- Asymmetry due to unwanted fatty deposits
- The appearance of droopy, fatty skin under the jaw
- Double chin, even if you are normal weight in other areas of your body
Is it Right for Me?
Facelifts can be performed on fully developed men and women who have healthy facial musculature and whose expectations of the surgery are realistic. As with any cosmetic enhancement surgery, you should first consider your motivations for surgery to be sure that you’re choosing surgery for yourself and not to fulfill someone else’s’ desires or expectations of you or your body. It is a very personal matter and any decision for surgery should come after careful consideration of all the facts and emotions involved.
At the consultation, we will also:
- Evaluate your current health
- Evaluate the extent of corrective surgery needed to achieve the results desired
- Photographically document the eye area
- Based on the information gathered, your surgeon will discuss your surgical options and recommend a course of treatment
- Disclose the risk of common complications associated with eyelid surgery and the use of anesthesia
- Cover what to do the day of surgery
- Cover post-operative care and recovery
Preparing for Surgery
In the weeks before surgery, we may request:
- Further laboratory testing or medical evaluations
- Adjusting current prescriptions
- That you avoid the consumption of alcohol, drugs and abstain from smoking for a certain period surrounding surgery
Finally, we will go over the treatment plan of your surgery.
What Happens During Facelift Surgery?
The anesthetist will discuss you individual circumstances, and the physicians will perform a pre-op for your surgery.
There are several supplemental options that can accompany the facelift procedure:
- Addition of soft tissues to rejuvenate the structure of the face
- Non-surgical techniques used to enhance the elasticity, texture and surface of the skin
- Injections to fill deep wrinkles
- Facial implants
The length and positioning of the incisions depend on the extent of correction needed to yield the results desired. Three options are available to fit your needs and desires: complete facelift, limited incision facelift and a neck lift.
The complete facelift incision follows the hairline from the temples to the lower scalp, around the top of the ear. The facial mask is then pulled away, allowing for the underlying fatty tissues and muscles to be repositioned or lifted.
The facial mask is then reapplied over the repositioned tissues and the excess skin is removed.
The limited facelift utilizes shorter, smaller incisions at the hairline of the temple, along the ear and oftentimes under the upper lip.
The neck lift procedure will remove loose and sagging skin and fatty deposits from the neck area. The incision extends from the lower part of the earlobe around and behind the ear to the lower scalp.
Closing the Incisions
The beauty, so to speak, of the facelift is that scarring is minimal and incision lines are hidden under hairlines and within the natural contours of the face. If the procedure is done correctly, the results should be noticeable, but not obvious, creating a youthful look that is recognizable as your face. The results should not make your face look ‘plastic’ or stretched to the point that the natural contours and character of your face is removed.