As you age the natural collagen production in your skin decreases. Depending on the particular details of your skin and face shape this can have any number of effects on your appearance. As time goes on, these minor imperfections in appearance can become more and more pronounced. This drives many people to reach out to Charles V. Pledger, MD’s cosmetic surgeons to explore their options for reversing the appearance of skin aging on their face.
A facelift is designed to improve sagging in the middle of your face, deep creases below the lower eyelids or along the nose and mouth. It can also to improve skin tone and texture in the lower face as well as loose skin or excess fatty deposits under your chin.
You might also be interested in having cheek or chin implants installed to accent key features on your face. If so be sure to mention this to your plastic surgeon during the initial consultation.
Your typical recovery time will vary depending on your age, general state of health, tobacco use and quality of aftercare. It’s a good idea to plan to take a week or more off from work to allow you to rest while the incision heal.
If you are interested in a facelift, or other facial augmentation procedures, please feel free to call Charles V. Pledger, MD at 801-373-4300 to set up a consultation session.