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Age and gravity can really affect your appearance. Skin naturally thins and loses elasticity as you age and gravity pulls everything down. Fortunately, some of the signs of aging can be reversed with a facelift. Officially called a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates your face and neck.

Some of the most common visible signs of aging that a facelift may improve are:

• Creases below the lower eyelids

• Sagging around the nose and upper lip

• Creases from the nose to the mouth

• Sunken areas where fat has been pulled down

• Jowls, a sagging neck and the appearance of a double chin

A facelift can treat the above conditions and firm the contours of the face to give it a more youthful appearance. Other procedures that may be done at the same time as a facelift are lifting the eyelids and brows. Both of these areas tend to sag with age.

It is important that you have realistic expectations. A facelift cannot stop the aging process, but it can help to reverse some of the signs of aging, and there are things you can do after the surgery to help maintain and complement the results of the facelift. The goal is to have a refreshed, less tired appearance.

This procedure has come a long way in the past 50 years. It used to tighten only the skin, but today our board-certified plastic surgeon can reposition muscle, skin and fat. To achieve the optimum results, our surgeon can lift and tighten the underlying muscles to create more aesthetically-pleasing and youthful contours on your face, jaw and neck. Excess fat can also be removed and excess skin tightened to reverse the tired and aged appearance.

When you meet with our expert, you can discuss the area of your face that you wish to improve. The best candidates for a facelift are typically people between the ages of 40 and 70 who still have some skin elasticity. However, there are people who are over 70 years old that may still be good candidates. It all depends on your unique situation.

With the harmful effects of sun exposure, gravity and heredity, you may feel that you no longer look like yourself. If you feel that your appearance does not reflect your true self, consider getting a facelift at Yarish Plastic Surgery. During a consultation at our office in Houston or Lake Jackson, you can find out if a facelift is the right solution for you. You may also learn about additional services offered at Renew You MD. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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