Aging affects us all differently, but no matter what, gravity plays a role. As time goes on, our faces can lose volume and start to sag. It is possible to delay these effects utilizing dermal fillers and injectables, but at a certain point, you may start considering a more permanent option, such as a facelift.
One of the most common and trusted procedures, a facelift is a great way to take years off of your appearance. Before deciding if a facelift is right for you, consider these three important facts.
It’s Not All in the Skin
A facelift isn’t just about stretching and tightening the skin on your face. While this plays a big part, care is also given to lifting and tightening the muscles, and reshaping the contours of the face before draping and securing the skin. This assures a more vibrant, youthful, and natural-looking result.
Recovery is Less Painful than Perceived
Considering how often you use your face and how invasive the procedure is, it’s easy to imagine that the recovery from a facelift procedure would be quite painful and drawn out. The truth is, many patients are surprised at the low levels of pain they feel. Most people only require pain meds for the first two days. Day three is often the worst for swelling and tightness, but by day five, the majority of these symptoms will have subsided, and you will be on the road to recovery.
While aging carries a different look for all of us, some things are universal. Unlike with certain other procedures, the results of a successful facelift are likely to last indefinitely. Many patients report enjoying their improved appearances for the rest of their lives.
To find out if a facelift is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Dr. Beam serves the Glastonbury and Hartford, Connecticut areas.