Plastic surgeons often recommend face lifts to individuals who wish to take years off their appearance. A face lift addresses multiple key areas, such as sagging skin, sagging muscles, and a displeasing contour of the face. After your plastic surgery, you’ll enjoy a refreshed, youthful appearance. Before having a face lift, ask the plastic surgeon any questions you may have.
Is a Face Lift Right for Me?
Only your plastic surgeon can help you determine if a face lift is the right procedure for your unique needs. If you’ve begun to notice signs of aging, such as a loss of firmness, development of a double chin, appearance of wrinkles, and loss of skin elasticity, then a face lift may be the ideal option. It is not necessary to wait until you’re at a more advanced age before having this plastic surgery. In fact, the best results can be achieved at a younger age, when your skin still retains some elasticity.
How Do I Prepare for a Face Lift?
During your consultation with the plastic surgeon, you’ll learn as much as you can about the procedure and what you can expect afterward. You’ll discuss your goals for your appearance and inform the surgeon of your full medical history. Ideal candidates for plastic surgery are non-smokers in good overall health. Follow the surgeon’s instructions for preparation, which may include refraining from food and drink prior to the procedure.
Can I Combine a Face Lift with Other Procedures?
Many people choose to combine a face lift with other procedures to maximize their results. Depending on your needs and preferences, your plastic surgeon might recommend having a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or Botox injections. Face lifts are also commonly performed with brow lifts, eyelid surgeries, and soft tissue augmentation.
If you’re curious about whether a face lift is a good choice for you, consider meeting with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Specialists. Skin care treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion are available in our MediSpa! Our practice in Annapolis offers a comprehensive range of procedures, including breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and brow lifts. Annapolis area residents can reach us at (888) 685-4834 or visit us on the Web for more information.
Plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction are highly effective for reshaping your body. However, some people may prefer a noninvasive alternative to traditional plastic surgery. If this describes you, consider talking to a plastic surgeon about CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a revolutionary technique that reduces stubborn pockets of fat.
The CoolSculpting technology is unlike similar techniques that use sonic waves or laser beams; these techniques can damage nearby cells while addressing the fat cells. Instead, CoolSculpting offers a safe, effective, FDA-approved alternative. It uses a targeted cooling technique developed by Harvard scientists to freeze only the fat cells, leaving all other cells unaffected. As the fat cells become crystallized, cell death is induced. Your body naturally eliminates the fat cells over the next four to six months.
Unlike traditional plastic surgery procedures, very little preparation is required for the CoolSculpting treatment. All you need to do is meet with the plastic surgeon to discuss whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure and ask any questions you may have. You’ll need to discuss your goals for your treatment and explain your target areas. During the treatment, skin and fat tissue from a target area are drawn up to lie between two cooling panels. You’ll feel some slight pressure as the treatment is administered. The entire procedure only takes about an hour, depending on how many target areas you have.
Discuss your medical history and your goals for treatment with your plastic surgeon to determine whether you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is ideal for those who are within a range of their ideal body weight; it isn’t intended as a primary weight loss method. If you have stubborn areas of fat that do not go away despite dieting and exercising, then CoolSculpting can help you.
To learn whether CoolSculpting is right for you, schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Specialists. Our plastic surgery practice in Annapolis, Maryland is dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. You can reach us at (888) 685-4834 or via the contact form on our website.
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