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5 Tips for a Great Facelift

A facelift is one of the most effective ways to combat the common signs of aging on the face. Facelifts are popular with both sexes and when performed by a skilled surgeon, can take years off a person – providing them with more youthful and vibrant skin.

If you’re planning to get a facelift then you should be aware that choosing the right surgeon and facility is key. Not all facelifts turn out the same so you want to be sure you’re in good hands. A skilled surgeon will know exactly what steps need to be taken in order to ensure that best results.

With this in mind, below are 5 keys that lead to a great facelift result.

  • 1. A natural look

    One of the most important secrets to a great facelift is a natural look. Because the skin on the face is being stretched in a facelift, if it’s not done by a skilled and experienced surgeon then it can lead to a result that does not look natural. A good surgeon will ensure that the skin is tightened without it resulting in the dreaded stretched look that can sometimes be seen with facelifts.

  • 2. Discrete incisions

    During a facelift, the skin must be lifted up so as to achieve a smoother and tighter appearance. In order to accomplish this, it’s necessary for incisions to be made in the skin. Of course, visible scarring is always something patients would rather avoid when getting any type of cosmetic surgery. Thankfully with a facelift the scars are very small and can be hidden from view.

    With most facelifts, the incisions are usually made at the ears so the scars are hidden from plain site. A good surgeon will ensure that the scars are as small as possible and won’t be visible.

  • 3. Fullness in key areas

    One of the major challenges in a facelift is to tighten the skin without it causing a hollow appearance in key areas of the face, such as around the eyes and the cheeks. The best way to combat this is through the use of dermal fillers, which help to add volume in a way that looks natural and also helps to combat wrinkles.

  • 4. More youthful looking skin

    The purpose of a facelift isn’t just to correct any areas of the face that are sagging but also to give the skin and healthier and more youthful looking appearance. By tightening your skin and through the use of dermal fillers, the skin on your face will look more firm and have fewer wrinkles.

  • 5. Proper aftercare

    Following your surgery, your skin will need time to recover and heal. Your surgeon will advise you on the correct aftercare in order to aid the healing process and ensure the best results.

If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr Constantine for a facelift then get in touch and we’ll be glad to help you.