Having sagging or lax skin can be a major impediment to having a pleasing appearance. This problem can be caused by a number of factors, including extreme weight loss. Fortunately, there are quite a few treatment options available to you if you are dealing with this common problem. One of the best of these is a facelift, and for good reason. This procedure may be just what you have been looking for to achieve your goals for your appearance.
A Closer Look at the Facelift Procedure
Although many forms of non-surgical procedures are able to deal with sagging skin, it is hard to beat the traditional facelift when it comes to severe skin laxity. A facelift procedure actually begins long before you undergo surgery. We meet with you at an initial consultation as the first step toward this popular procedure. At this time, we can determine if you would make a suitable candidate for a facelift procedure. We will completely evaluate your skin elasticity and wrinkles, bone structure, and hairline. We will also go over with you your goals and expectations so that you have realistic images of how your results might appear.
In the weeks leading up to your facelift procedure, we may recommend that you avoid taking medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or blood thinners that can increase the risk of issues. Keep in mind that some herbal remedies can act as blood thinners, so it’s important to be open and honest during your consultation.
The procedure itself is actually quite simple. Exact details vary, but during the procedure, the surgeon can lift the facial skin away from your face, rearranging soft tissues underneath into a higher position. Any excess fat or skin may be removed at this time. Again, exact techniques and details vary, as the procedure is customized based on the patient’s wants and needs.
Getting Started with Your Facelift Journey
Please reach out to our team at Boulder Plastic Surgery to learn more about the different facial surgery procedures that are available and set up your initial consultation to learn what treatment is best for you and your individual needs. Our office is conveniently located right here in Boulder, CO. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!