What are the benefits of facelift surgery?

10 December 2021

Female face close up in black and whiteBy plastic surgeon Dr Dirk Kremer

If you’re someone who has been wondering whether they should do something about the signs of aging, specifically on the face that stares back at you in the mirror, you may have started researching the cosmetic procedures and surgeries that are available to help you restore a more youthful appearance. You may or may not be familiar with certain creams, facials and beauty treatments that claim to do something quite extraordinary but upon trying, didn’t see the results you had hoped for.

This may lead you to wonder about what the next step should be, and depending on what your end goal actually is, a facelift could be the answer.

What is facelift surgery?

A facelift is one of the most popular and well-known procedures in cosmetic surgery, so I’m sure the majority of people have either heard of the term ‘facelift’ or is aware of somebody who has had the procedure. A facelift may be one of the first surgeries mentioned when you ask someone to name cosmetic surgeries, but despite being a household term, a surprising number of potential patients don’t fully understand what the procedure entails when come for their consultation.

In short, facelift surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve and reduce the visible signs of aging that we experience around the face and neck area. Within the cosmetic industry, a facelift may also be referred to as rhytidectomy. The procedure addresses common age-related skin problems, including sagging skin and jowls, noticeable fold lines between the nose and mouth, and loose skin and/or excess fat that’s located around the neck - otherwise known as a double chin or turkey neck.

Read: 5 common questions people ask about a facelift

What are some benefits of a facelift?

It goes without saying that many of the benefits of a facelift relate to the more youthful appearance that can be achieved. This is the reason so many celebrities and people on the TV or movie screens opt to undergo a facelift once they reach a certain age. It is understandable that people may feel concerned about potential negative effects of a facelift, such as asking “what if the facelift changes my appearance too much?”.

This is a popular concern, and with good reason - it’s exactly why you should be carrying out this facelift research right now, and why it’s vital that you choose a plastic surgeon with the correct qualifications, experience, and skills to perform the procedure in a way that works perfectly with your unique facial aesthetics. Provided this is done, an extremely high percentage of facelift patients achieve the goals they were hoping to receive (or better) from the procedure.

Read: Learn more about my signature TBT Facelift procedure

Several signs of aging can be addressed with a facelift

As we age, we experience various changes to our face and the texture of our skin. These are the results of not only the natural aging process, but also other contributing factors, such as years of exposure to sun damage, smoking, and even stress. A facelift procedure can target these signs of aging and help restore a youthful appearance by gently lifting, tightening and recontouring the skin around the face, jaw, and neck.

Whether it’s sagging skin, deep face wrinkles, nose and mouth creases, a double chin, drooping excess fat, or a combination of several of these conditions, a facelift will help combat them all in one procedure.

Facelifts for men and women

Although popular with women and more widely publicised and debated when famous female celebrities undergo facelift surgery, it’s worth noting that men struggle with exactly the same concerns and can reap the same benefits as women. Data from Statista shows that facelift and necklift procedures were among the top ten procedures for men in the UK throughout 2020.

If you feel ready for facelift surgery or would like to discuss the procedure or any other cosmetic surgery procedures that I offer here at Harley Street Aesthetics in more detail, don't hesitate to get in touch. You can book in your initial consultation by calling 0845 519 7232, e-mailing info@harleystreetaesthetics.com or by completing our simple online contact form.


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