People are living longer lives with every generation, showing that various medical advancements and modern medicines are effective to increase our overall life expectancy. Unfortunately, the signs of aging will come along with a longer life. These signs will start in the facial areas around the eyes, nose, and mouth. A surgical facelift can address these issues to allow you to turn back the effects of aging for a while and have a rejuvenated and more youthful facial appearance. Our skin is also affected by a variety of other damaging factors that can cause wrinkles and loose skin to develop as we get older.
The Effects of Aging on the Skin
Collagen and elastin will determine the structural wellbeing and elasticity of your skin. Collagen is the main structural protein of our skin, while elastin helps the skin to be firm and elastic. Aging causes a loss of collagen and elastin cells and production in our skin. This leads to aging signs such as loose skin, wrinkles, and heavy eyelids. The effects of gravity and consistent exposure to the sun will also cause your skin to be more susceptible to the effects of aging.
A surgical facelift is designed to improve the visible signs of aging by removing excess fat from specified areas on the face and tightening the underlying muscles. This will smooth out wrinkles and tighten up loose skin in the treated facial areas. This procedure is not a permanent solution to aging signs but can take care of wrinkles and creases that have formed over the years for a rejuvenated appearance.
Am I Too Old for a Surgical Facelift?
An ideal candidate for a surgical facelift has a well-defined facial bone structure and skin that is still healthy and elastic enough for this type of procedure. Candidates are usually between 40 and 60 years of age. However, surgical facelifts have been performed on older people who still have healthy skin. Therefore, if you are considering a surgical facelift, it starts with booking a consultation with a professional surgeon to give you a fair and comprehensive assessment on how this procedure can work for you. If you are a smoker, prepare to refrain from smoking for 2 months before and after your surgery to optimise oxygen flow in your body to help the healing process on cellular level.
Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your answer for various cosmetic surgical solutions in Gauteng. We offer a variety of procedures for both women and men, including a surgical facelift, liposuction, and ear surgery. Feel free to book a consultation with one of our surgeons today.