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Home Facelift What you need to know about facelifts

December 30, 2019

Facelift | emmett plastic surgeryNo one wants to experience aging. While it may be desirable to stop time and capture you and your body at its best, this is not a realistic expectation. Dr. Jennifer Emmett of Lone Tree, Colorado understands the desire to maintain one’s youthfulness, even as the signs of aging occur. Fine lines and wrinkles, accompanied with loose sagging skin, can contribute to one’s appearance—and not in a good way! This is when men and women may consider the advantages of plastic surgery solutions such as a facelift.

What does the facelift procedure accomplish?

Plastic surgery interventions such as facelifts are performed to lift sagging skin and smoothing the facial appearance. In some cases, excess skin may be removed before the area is tightened and sutured along the hairline for invisible scarring. This treatment is known for taking years off of one’s appearance and allowing for a noticeable reduction in the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

How do I know if it is time for a facelift?

Patients with mild to moderate signs of aging may be able to maintain a youthful appearance with the use of dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables. These products are used to reduce crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, and fine lines around the facial area. However, when these options are no longer providing the noticeable results patients desire, it may be time to consider the benefits of a facelift.

What are the benefits of a facelift?

  • Takes years off of one’s appearance
  • Reduces or eliminates wrinkles and folds
  • Smooths the skin for a firmer appearance
  • Provides long-term results

What alternatives are available?

Until patients decide to undergo a surgical facelift, many consider the benefits of utilizing cosmetic injections. This includes hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, collagen stimulation injections, and neuromodulators such as Botox. All of these can be used over time to achieve short-term improvements until surgical procedures can be performed.

Do you have questions about facelifts?

Contact Dr. Jennifer Emmett and her team at Emmett Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation visit with our staff. The practice is located in Lone Tree, Colorado and appointments can be made by calling (303) 536-3531.