Getting older can be tough. But men and women have options like never before, both surgical and nonsurgical, to hit the refresh button on their face and soften the signs of time. Thanks to advancements in technology as well as surgical techniques in recent years, there are several alternatives to the traditional facelift.
Facial rejuvenation procedures require an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Jules Walters. With two locations of Walters Plastic Surgery in Metairie, LA, and New Orleans, LA, Dr. Walters has helped countless women and men boost their self-confidence and feel great about the way they look.
A facelift can turn back time
A traditional facelift is a surgical procedure that focuses on multiple areas of the face as it tightens the underlying muscle structure and removes excess sagging skin. The remaining skin is gently pulled tighter to give patients the final result of a natural, younger-looking appearance. A facelift works well with other complementary cosmetic procedures like BOTOX® or laser treatments to enhance a patient’s overall results.
Is it time for facial rejuvenation?
You may find yourself questioning if now is the time to delve further into the different types of facial rejuvenation techniques. When you look in the mirror and are unhappy with some of the signs of aging, a consultation with Dr. Walters can steer you in the right direction. A facelift can:
- Improve facial sagging
- Reduce deep creases and folds
- Increase facial definition
Facial Rejuvenation Options
Depending on your age, the condition of your facial skin, and personal aesthetic goals, there are different surgical and nonsurgical options to get a fresh, new look. Working closely with an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Jules Walters will ensure that patients get the right solution to meet their cosmetic goals. Here are some of the procedures available to tighten loose skin, remove wrinkles, and lift your facial features so you can feel and look younger.
A traditional facelift, or full facelift, is a surgical procedure that reduces the visible signs of aging on the face and neck. It focuses on several areas of the face as it tightens the underlying muscle structure and removes excess, lax skin. An incision is made along the hairline, down along the temples, and ends near the ears. The skin and muscles are gently stretched and pulled tighter to give patients the final result of a natural appearance that often resembles their younger years. This technique is used most often for patients showing aggressive signs of aging.
For patients looking for a less invasive alternative and less downtime, a mini facelift is a fantastic option. Dr. Jules Walters begins by making a small, thin incision close to the ears to reposition the skin to a higher level. This is an excellent choice for individuals who need mild to moderate improvements to the middle or lower part of their face to assist with sagging skin around the mouth, jawline, and jowls.
Mid-facelifts work to address the hollow and lax areas close to the cheekbones as well as the upper jaw. A mid-facelift works well for those seeking improvements in the middle to lower region of the face, including sagging jowls.
Exactly like the name says, a lower facelift works to correct the lower half of the face, including the chin, neck, and jowls. Many Metairie and New Orleans, LA, patients who opt for this type of facelift add Kybella® injections to further eliminate the presence of fat pockets below the chin, also known as a double chin.
A brow lift surgically targets the upper part of the face, such as sagging skin in the brow area or deep creases across the forehead or between the eyes. This procedure lifts the position of the brow area and upper eyelid for a more youthful appearance. A brow lift can be an excellent alternative to undergoing a full facelift. An eyelid lift or BOTOX injections may be added to further enhance the face.
Metairie, LA, and New Orleans, LA, patients also have noninvasive, temporary options for facial rejuvenation. Dermal fillers, BOTOX, and other nonsurgical helpers can enhance specific areas or the entire face. Highly customizable, these in-office alternatives feature little to no downtime. Dermal fillers can restore lost volume to the cheeks or lips, while BOTOX relaxes fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with younger-looking, smoother skin. Dr. Jules Walters and his team will work with you to determine and explain your best course of action for a refreshed appearance.
A traditional facelift is a popular choice that provides long-term results. But there are many different options from which to choose. Fighting the signs of aging has never been easier with surgical and nonsurgical options to restore a more youthful appearance. Call Walters Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jules Walters and start your journey to a brighter, more refreshed you.