Learn More About Face Lift Surgery

As you age you don’t have to leave your youthful good looks behind. In the hands of a skilled, board certified cosmetic surgeon, you can counteract the effects of time and gravity and restore the naturally youthful facial appearance you had some years ago through face lift surgery. Facelift surgery helps in tightening and lifting the skin and soft tissues of both the lower face and neck resulting in a smoother and tighter look with more vibrant appearance. Learn more about the IOWA facelift surgery center below.

When to consider a Face-lift surgery

If any of these conditions describes you then a face-lift is the best option to consider:

* If you feel that an aging appearance is negatively affecting your personal or career relationships greatly

* You tend to feel self-conscious about the appearance of both your neck and face due to sagging skin

* When you feel that your face does not reflect your youthful spirit and energy level

* You tend to wear scarves and turtlenecks always to hide your aging neck and not because you really want to

So, what happens during the procedure?

Depending on what you are having done, the procedure can take about 3 to 4 hours. The surgeon should explain all the options suitable for you so you decide which the best is. The surgeon makes a small cut in your hairline behind the ears and down past the front of the ears. He then repositions the excess fat and tightens the surrounding tissues or muscles. He/she also pulls the skin back and trims any leftover skin while stitching the skin back to the line where the cut was made.

Choosing a cosmetic surgeon

Face lift surgery is a very complex surgery that requires a highly developed eye for aesthetic detail and extensive knowledge in facial anatomy. Since not all physicians who practice cosmetic surgery have adequate training in face-lift surgery, it is important to choose a surgeon who is specifically trained and experienced in face-lift surgery to avoid risks.