As much as we all want to get older, we don’t want to age. The impact that age has on our skin can make us feel and look more tired. There are times due to stress, genetics and environmental factors that skin begins to show signs of ageing faster than anticipated. Fines lines and wrinkles start to appear, which makes us long for a rejuvenated and refreshed look. Though mild ageing can be targeted through non-surgical methods, when there is sagging skin a little extra help is required. This is when Facelift Toronto comes into the picture. It is an invasive plastic surgery that can reveal natural-looking skin while taking years off your face. If this is a procedure that has been on your mind, we are here to help you understand it better.
Why should you consider a facelift?
With time, the face’s fullness starts to diminish. This is because collagen, elasticity and facial muscle tone begin to decrease. It leads to deep wrinkles, sagging skin around the neck and facial hollows. Undergoing a comprehensive facelift plastic surgery can address this wear and tear that is caused by ageing. It targets the sign from the forehead to the neck. A facelift is a comprehensive treatment that targets the signs of ageing by tightening the multiple layers and putting them back where they were. Though the results aren’t permanent but long lasting, as it doesn’t stop ageing. Its results last longer than non-surgical treatments as the work done is meticulous and deep.
Who qualifies as a good candidate for the procedure?
Loose, crepey skin around the eyes and mouth, sagging skin around the jawline and lower faces, creases, lines and wrinkles are some of the concerns targeted by the procedure. A good candidate should have them. Apart from that, there are other criteria as well. During the consultation, the surgeon will assess your skin and other factors like lifestyle, genetics and age. Your overall health condition and medical history are also taken into account. When it comes to a facelift, there is no “right age”. However, most patients who opt for this procedure are between the ages of 40 to 60.
What does recovery look like after Facelift?
After the surgery, you will be allowed to go home with a family member or a friend once you feel ready. Before leaving, you will be provided with a list of recovery instructions and a prescription for painkillers and antibiotics. 5 days after the surgery, the facelift bandages and sutures will be removed. It is recommended to avoid strenuous activity for 2 to 3 weeks as it can increase blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure increases the risk of bleeding. For the first two weeks, you will have to take time off from everything to rest. It is a great time to catch up on your reading and get that necessary rest. Even though you can shower, you will have to wait three days to wash your hair. It is suggested to sleep with your head and shoulders elevated at 30 degrees as it helps to bring down the swelling.