Turn That Frown Upside DownPosted March 24, 2015 in Facelift Category
Restore Youth to Your Face
Projecting a youthful appearance becomes more difficult as we get older. This is due to factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and gravity that cause wrinkles and sagging skin to develop.
What Causes the Face to Age?
The skin is composed of thousands of tiny fibers made from a protein called collagen. These fibers are responsible for making the skin smooth and tight, which keeps your face looking youthful. During the aging process, collagen naturally deteriorates, which allows fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and sagging to develop.
Aging can cause a variety of facial conditions, including:
- Wrinkles on the forehead
- Drooping skin of the eyelids
- Loss of volume (fat)
- Sagging in the midface (jowls) and neck
- Creases around the nose and mouth
- Displaced fat under the chin
If you’re like many people and feel your face makes you look older than you actually are, cosmetic surgery is something that can take years off your appearance.
Also known as a “rhytidectomy,” facelift surgery is one of the most desired plastic surgery procedures. Over 130,000 facelift surgeries are performed every year, as this procedure can safely and effectively improve signs of aging on men and women.
At his state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Robert Spies has helped patients from all over Arizona achieve a more youthful facial appearance with lasting results. To perform the procedure, Dr. Spies makes small incisions in the hairline of the scalp area and in creases around the ears to remove excess skin. The deeper layers below the skin are also tightened in order to allow a more natural appearance and longer lasting results. Once displaced tissue is repositioned, the skin is redraped and the incisions are closed.
Many patients also opt for facial fat injections performed at the same setting in order to further rejuvenate the face. Additionally, this procedure is commonly performed at the same time as other facial cosmetic operations such as a brow (forehead) lift and eyelid lift (blepharoplasty).
While there is a short period of downtime required after the procedure is complete, patients are always very satisfied with their results and feel more confident about their facial appearance.
To discover if you’re a candidate for a facelift, contact our Scottsdale practice today by calling (480) 890-0600 or by filling out our online contact form. Dr. Spies and his well-trained staff look forward to seeing you soon!