Your face is the primary feature people associate with you, and a face you are proud of is a source of confidence. Dr. Ary Krau is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami with extensive experience using facelift procedures to give patients the attractive faces they desire. Below, Dr. Krau discusses how your appearance changes after facelift.
What Is Facelift, Exactly?
Facelift, also called rhytidectomy, is a popular cosmetic surgery that improves the appearance of the face by reducing visible signs of aging. There are different types of facelifts, and the technique that Dr. Krau uses depends on several factors, including your desired result.
Traditional facelift: Traditional facelift includes incisions near the ear, hairline, and jaw. Dr. Krau will then tighten the underlying muscle and tissue, remove excess skin, and reposition the skin for a natural, refreshed look.
Deep plane facelift: This facelift improves your look by focusing on the deep structures beneath the skin. The procedure involves lifting the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) without unnecessary tension, resulting in a natural and youthful appearance.
Mini facelift: Unlike traditional facelift that addressed the entire face, mini facelift targets the lower face and neck. Younger patients and those with less severe sagging are recommended to get mini facelifts.
Will I Look Like a Different Person?
You will see the true results of your facelift after the swelling has subsided, which generally takes place at the four to six-week mark. Your new look will depend greatly on the type of facelift you had. Traditional facelifts tend to produce the most dramatic results, while other techniques may result in a more natural appearance. The goal of facelift surgery is to eliminate signs of aging; therefore, you can expect to look like a younger, more rejuvenated version of yourself. Facelift surgery is not designed to make you look like a different person; rather, it enhances your beauty.
Will My Results Last?
Typically, you can enjoy the results of your facelift for about 10 years. It is important to note that the facelift itself cannot prevent aging, and you may be able to get another facelift to refresh your look. Maintaining proper sun care, skin care, and eating a nutrient-rich diet all contribute to the longevity of your results. As with other procedures, a personalized estimate of how long your results are expected to last can be provided by Dr. Krau.
Face Lift in Miami
If you want to achieve the facial look you’ve always wanted with a facelift procedure that tightens the skin and turns back the hands of time, make an appointment with Dr. Ary Krau. Call the office at (305) 861-6881 or book a consultation.