Before patients turned to facial plastic surgeries to fix crooked noses and lift cheekbones, they were primarily carried out on people who wanted to reduce signs of aging.
Patients can undergo all kinds of corrective surgeries to enhance their facial features and make them look more youthful.
If you’re worried about the aging appearance, here are some corrective surgical procedures you should look into:
As you age, the area under your eyes begins to sag and you develop eye bags. OTC eye creams may claim to lighten dark circles and eliminate eye bags but they aren’t very effective.
Blepharoplasty is the best way to treat eye bags. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove the built up excess fat from under the eye and tighten the skin.
Compared to other facial plastic surgeries, blepharoplasty is fairly straightforward. Patients typically notice the results within 6–12 months.
When a facelift is done right, it can significantly improve your appearance and make your face look younger.
Bear in mind that facelifts will not be effective on skin that has already lost its elasticity. Facelifts are best for people between the ages of 60–80yrs. The surgeon will carefully assess the skin before suggesting suitable procedures.
The surgeon will remove excess skin and tighten the rest to smoothen it out and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
You will be expected to remain in the hospital for at least a few days for recovery. Scarring can take up 6 months to heal completely after the surgery.
3. Neck Lift
With age, people’s necks can get a little droopy, which makes them look older. Neck lifts can reduce some of the excess skin around the neck so that it looks smoother.
The procedure is best for those aged 50yrs or above. The surgery only takes a few hours but the patient will have to keep the bandages on the area for at least 3 days until it’s completely healed.
In the first few days of the procedure, a drainage tube will be inserted to drain the fluid.
4. Lip Augmentation
As people age, their lips get thinner and paler due to the loss of collagen. Lip augmentation can restore your lips’ former glory. They make your lips look plumper, which in turn makes your face appear younger.
During the procedure, the surgeon will make a small cut under the nose and pull up the skin between the nose and lip. Any excess skin in the area will be removed and the rest will be reattached.
No matter what surgery you opt for, make sure they have the expertise and experience to do a good job.
Dr. Paul Drago is an experienced facial plastic surgeon and ENT specialist with 25 years of experience in plastic surgery. He’s been rewarded multiple times for his contributions in the industry. He currently performs surgery and provides medical services in Greenville, SC.
Contact Dr. Paul Drago to set up an appointment today.