Our face is our most visible feature, one that through expression and appearance conveys what and how we feel. Facial aging includes a loss of skin elasticity and firmness, sagging tissue and wrinkles. These visible signs of aging can greatly impact how we feel about ourselves and how others see us. Even a person who is energetic and excited about life can appear tired or sad due to aging in the midface, jaw line and neck. The loss of youthful contours in these areas is due to a variety of factors including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions and stress.
If you are bothered by the signs of aging in your face, a facial procedure may be right for you. In general, a facial procedure corrects sagging facial skin and muscles, removes excess fat and restores firmness to create a more youthful, rested and vibrant appearance.
WHERE DO I BEGIN? A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step to learn how a facial procedure can improve an aging face and neck. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about facial procedures in a non-pressured environment, and will include:
- A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your current signs of aging.
- The options available to you for a facial procedure and facial rejuvenation.
- The likely outcomes of a facial procedure and the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure.
- The course of treatment recommended by your plastic surgeon.