Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just push a button that paused our aging? The reality is, most of us have already tried products or procedures that are designed to slow down the aging process.
Face lifts are at the top of the list. But not every face lift produces equal results when it comes to quality and natural-looking results.
When it comes to providing the most natural look possible, the plastic surgeons at Sculpt Surgery are in a class of their own. Sculpt’s expert plastic surgeons provide a variety of plastic and cosmetic surgery options to help you refresh your face fast and get the skin you desire.
Read on to learn more about the top four ways to give your face the refreshing look you’ve been searching for.
Face lift surgery, clinically known as rhytidectomy, is used to decrease the look of facial wrinkles and other revealing signs of aging. The surgery’s purpose is to improve the overall appearance of your face and jaw. A face lift can help to reverse the damaging effects of stress, time, and exposure to the elements.
Your face tells a lot about who you are. If your face looks worn out or tired, it can negatively affect your self-confidence. Face lift surgery can bring back that young and natural appearance to your face, allowing your personality to come out and age more gracefully into the future.
During the procedure, the extra skin will be removed, and the remaining skin will be tightened and secured with the help of sutures in the hairline and in front of and beneath the ears.
You may want to fill in certain areas of your face by using fillers while you are still resting comfortably under general anesthesia. We tend to perform this procedure in combination with a lower and upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). The surgeon can also remove hanging skin around the eyes.
You may lose definition in your neck or chin due to the natural aging process. Related issues like loose skin and excess fat can also be addressed through a face lift procedure.
Loss of tone and muscle elasticity happens naturally as we age. Unfortunately, this leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. It can also affect the contours of your face, making you look older than you actually are. A face lift can tighten this skin and allow you to look younger again.
There are less intensive procedures available to remove wrinkles and fine lines, but only a face lift can treat deep wrinkles. Most of the time, deep wrinkles are a result of a loosening of your facial muscles that occurs with aging or excess skin.
If your issue is only a slight loss of muscle tone or skin elasticity as well as a tired appearance, you may only require a mini-facelift, which tightens and lifts the skin but doesn’t include the muscles or neck. This type of procedure is often used on younger patients or those with barely any signs of aging.
And don’t be afraid of that that unnatural pulled facial contour after face lift surgery. The contemporary facelift procedures performed at the Sculpt cosmetic surgery clinic in Perth accurately rearrange the underlying structures of the face to restore a lasting and attractive facial contour.
Having a face lift is often just one chapter of a person’s story to better themselves, and can lead to other meaningful improvements in that person’s life. After having a face lift, patients tend to quit smoking, exercise more, lose weight, eat healthier and/or choose to have laser eye surgery or cosmetic dentistry in addition to their face lift.
A neck lift is a rejuvenation surgery that addresses sagging loose skin around the neck. As years go by, the neck skin and muscles slowly lose their elasticity and tone, leading to folds. During neck lift surgery, the extra skin from the neck is removed, and the underlying muscles are tightened, leading to a more youthful look.
A neck lift is usually done in combination with a face lift or a mini-lift procedure providing overall facial and neck rejuvenation.
Neck lift patients will have the surgery done under general anesthesia. Similar to a face lift, an isolated neck lift requires incisions behind the ears. The tissues are then repositioned, and the excess skin is removed.
What problems can be addressed by a neck lift? You can say goodbye to your loose, sagging skin that has begun to droop with age. If your main complaint is that you have “turkey neck,” (excess skin that sags below the chin), then you’re the perfect candidate for a neck lift. The neck is also very vulnerable to changes in weight. Many patients who have lost a huge amount of weight want to reduce the sagging skin around their neck, which is a result of their weight loss. A neck lift can also remove fat under your chin, define your jaw line, tighten your neck muscles, or remove loose skin from the jowls around the mouth.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is used to improve the overall appearance of the eyelids. The procedure can be performed on the lower lids, upper lids, or both. The surgery involves removing extra tissue and potentially excess fat pockets from your lower and/or upper eyelids.
Whether it’s just about improving your overall appearance or you’re having functional issues with your eyelids, this surgery can refresh the entire area around your eyes. This procedure is used to correct drooping upper eyelids, extra eyelid skin that can cause issues with vision, sagging eyebrows, bags that appear under the eyes, and wrinkles surrounding the lower eyelids.
An eyelift usually takes around two to three hours if both the lower and upper eyelids are done together, however timing can vary significantly depending on the patient. Your plastic surgeon will usually use local anesthesia (a painkiller injected around the eye) with oral sedation. The surgeon will cut along the natural lines of your eyelids, divide your skin from your underlying tissue and remove the excess fat and skin (and muscle if indicated).
Next, your surgeon will close those cuts with tiny stitches. These stitches in the upper lids will remain there for five (5) to seven (7) days. The lower lids may or may not require stitches, depending on the technique used.
Lifting the upper and lower lid can reduce the number of lines seen around the outer corners and lower lid of the eye and remove baggy areas. To improve these results, try a skin rejuvenation treatment such as laser resurfacing that provides extra smoothing for those eye creases.
By removing those fatty deposits above the eye and subtly lifting the brow-upper lid, we can also expand your line of sight, leading to functional benefits of an eyelid surgery as well as cosmetic changes. Some patients even describe increased comfort in the area of the forehead because your brow muscles are no longer responsible for continuously raising the upper lid for improved vision.
Rhinoplasty is a specific type of plastic surgery performed on the nose. Also known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is mostly an outpatient procedure, which means there is no overnight stay. You’ll get general anesthesia, meaning you’ll be put to sleep for the duration of the procedure.
During the operation, the surgeon will perform small cuts within the nostrils. In more complex cases, the surgeon might perform cuts across the base of the nose. The surgeon then reshapes the cartilage and inner bone to produce a more pleasing appearance.
People get rhinoplasty to repair their nose after suffering an injury, to fix breathing issues, to correct a birth defect, or for any reason that they’re unsatisfied with the appearance of their nose.
Possible changes through rhinoplasty include changing the size of the nose, changing the angle of the nose, straightening the nose bridge, reshaping the tip of the nose, or narrowing the nostrils.
Rhinoplasty can improve or completely remove snoring issues, restore your facial symmetry, correct birth defects, fix sinus problems, and improve overall confidence.
If you’re thinking about getting plastic surgery, or you still have some questions that need answers, feel free to get in touch with us today. Give us a call at (08) 6389 1322.