16 Nov Surgical Skill Makes all the Difference with Facelifts
Oftentimes one of the first cosmetic surgeries a person considers is a facelift. However, if you’ve seen photos of less than stellar results on celebrities or even people you know, this can understandably make you wary. How can you ensure your facelift results look natural? It’s all about surgical skill, and that’s what you can count on at John Park MD Plastic Surgery. We specialize in organic-looking facelifts so that nobody will be any the wiser that you got something done. You will simply look younger, slimmer, happier, and healthier while having others wondering what your secret is.
Surgical skill is based not only on training and experience, but on keeping up with the latest revolutions in surgical techniques. For example, that “pulled” look of facelifts past was often caused by only addressing sagging, lax skin. The skin is the most obvious part of the body to show signs of the passing years, but you can’t just trim the excess and pull it back. Unfortunately, that was the approach used by some surgeons for years in decades past (and sometimes even today). A natural-looking facelift requires a holistic approach, and that includes considering the underlying muscles.
Turning Back the Clock with Skill with Facelifts
Today’s facelift does trim away excess skin, but it also readjusts the muscles right below the surface. Your skin isn’t the only part of your body that shows the toll of the years. Muscles naturally wear out over time and they could use a refresher, too. This is one of the secrets of getting the right kind of attention after a facelift. Incision placement is another skill you can only enjoy from a reputable surgeon.
If you’re worried about incisions showing, you can put that idea to rest. The ears provide fantastic opportunities to hide incisions—and these incisions are much smaller than they used to be. Whether you’re thinking about a full facelift or a mini facelift, both options can easily hide incisions in the natural folds and creases of the ear. Nobody but your surgeon will be able to spot these incisions and you will be able to wear your hair up with confidence.
What to Know About a Facelift
Many people think that a facelift lifts and tightens the entire face, but that isn’t quite right. A facelift actually addresses the lower half of the face and the neck. A necklift is almost always included in a facelift (unless the client specifically requests otherwise), so you’re actually getting two surgeries at once. The incisions for a necklift are tiny and made under the chin where they will never be spotted. The neck ages just as quickly, if not more so, than the face. This makes it imperative to lift the neck at the same time because you certainly want these two to match.
Although some minor swelling and bruising is to be expected after any surgery, a lot of clients are pleasantly surprised at how quickly they feel confident enough to leave the house or get on a Zoom call. Right now is the best time to schedule facial plastic surgery because it’s easy to hide any initial swelling underneath a mask. Most people aren’t working in person, traveling, or attending social activities. This is an unprecedented period where we have relatively ample time to treat ourselves and recover. You don’t want to miss out on this timeframe.
Choosing the Right Surgeon for A Facelift
It’s critical to do your homework about your surgeon, ensuring they are board-certified with years of experience. However, it’s really their work that will speak for itself. Take a look at galleries and before and after photos to get a preview of what you can expect from your own facelift. Look for results that you want to achieve, and pay close attention to patients with similar profiles and concerns as yours. A picture really is worth a thousand words, and this is especially true in the world of plastic surgery.
Ready to take the next step? Start with a complimentary facelift consultation to find out more about the kinds of results you can achieve with a facelift expert. Connect with John Park MD Plastic Surgery today by calling (949) 777-6883.