You knew that the time would come when your wrinkles and sagging skin would have a major impact on how you look. When you see yourself in the mirror, you can hardly believe how different you appear from what you used to look like. Like many people who have grown to a respectable age, you hoped that the winds of time would have been more kind to your facial skin. Unfortunately, you sometimes feel like you were simply treated a little more harshly by time and gravity than you should have been. However, just because you have reached this point in life and see yourself this way, this does not mean you have to accept your aging face turning out the way it has. The beauty of living in a technologically advanced age is that you can undergo cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery to change how you look for the better. This is why so many people who reach your age are eager to try a face lift and recapture a piece of a more youthful appearance. Dustin C. Derrick, MD is the lead plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW for Mommy Makeovers in Fort Worth, TX, and he is highly skilled when it comes to performing facial procedures as well!
Going for a Face Lift
Since how you perceive the way you look matters, you have decided that a face lift is the obvious step forward. During the procedure, your surgeon is going to make openings that work from above the ear, near the hairline behind the temples, and down around to the base of the ear. It is then that your surgeon will work to carefully detach the facial skin away from the connective tissue and underlying muscles. At this point, your surgeon will go to work manipulating the deeper facial tissues. Then attention will be given to eliminating the sagging jowls and preparing a good foundation to work with your skin. Muscles will be lifted and tightened. The folds in the skin will be smoothed out and excess skin removed before artfully working the skin of the facial plate back in place. While this is a rather invasive procedure, it is routine for an experienced cosmetic surgeon.
After the Face Lift
With the wrinkles, folds and fine lines gone from your face, you will be able to recognize what will appear to be a much younger version of yourself. There will be no doubt in your mind that you look much younger than you did before. While there will be a recovery period with a standard face lift, it will all be worth it—especially when people start noticing how rejuvenated you look.
So, if you are ready to have a face lift done, be sure to make an appointment with Cosmetic Surgery of DFW. At our convenient location in Fort Worth, TX, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this procedure in full and answer any questions you may have. Also, if you have any questions about a Mommy Makeover and would like to schedule a consultation with Dustin C. Derrick, MD, give us a call at (888) 888-8888. Contact us today to set up your consultation!