A lasting facelift from a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rod at Dermacare Plastic Surgery, has proven to be the top procedure to improve the aging of the face for men and women in the Phoenix area. In fact, facelift procedures are one of the most commonly performed plastic surgeries in the nation. And it’s no wonder – with his skill and expertise, Dr. Rod is able to turn back the hands of time for his patients and restore their youthful appearance.
With a name like “lasting facelift,” many of our patients want to know about the permanency of their facelift results and often ask whether or not they should expect to have another facelift at another time down the line, or if their results will last the rest of their lives. And while Dr. Rod has years of experience performing this life-changing procedure, he isn’t able to stop the aging process altogether. How long your facelift results will last will all depend on several factors, which we will discuss throughout the remainder of this blog.
But First, Let’s Discuss the Lasting Facelift Procedure
For Phoenix patients who choose to have a facelift with Dr. Rod, several considerations will be made before he is able to determine the specific treatment plan to meet your needs, such as skin laxity, current facial appearance, and the problem areas each patient would like to address.
Dr. Rod will then get to work correcting problem areas such as:
- Sagging skin
- Deep creases below the lower eyelid
- A double chin
- Creases from the nose to the mouth
- Sunken facial characteristics
While the specific techniques Dr. Rod will use to perform your facelift will depend on your individual needs, Phoenix patients can expect to be placed under general anesthesia to ensure their comfort and safety during their facelift. Dr. Rod will then make an incision within the hairline, beginning at the temple and moving down and around the ear to the chin line. This is a long incision, but it gives him the access he needs to make the desired improvements to the facial muscles and skin. By placing the incision within the hairline, your scar will be hidden, and no one will have a clue you had surgery performed.
What Can Affect the Longevity of a Facelift?
As we mentioned above, there are several factors that can affect the longevity of a facelift. More than the age at which you have your facelift, how you care for your skin and your lifestyle also play important roles in sustaining your results.
Do You Limit Your Sun Exposure?
It’s hard to practice proper sun protection when you live in Phoenix, but in order to maintain your facelift results for as long as possible, it is imperative that you wear sunscreen every day, and consider blocking the sun’s rays with a wide-brimmed hat when you know you’ll be outside for an extended period of time.
Do You Often Experience Drastic Weight Fluctuations?
For men and women in the area who have struggled with weight fluctuations in the past, it’s important to understand that you could struggle with them in the future as well. If you have a facelift performed with Dr. Rod, it is important to be disciplined in your lifestyle choices so you can maintain a healthy weight – and keep your facelift results for longer!
Do You Smoke or Use Other Tobacco Products?
Men and women who smoke or use other tobacco products run a greater risk of losing their facelift results sooner than those patients who do not use these products. That’s because tobacco use can cause the skin to become thinner and less elastic. This is one of the main causes of early aging. If you want to have a facelift with Dr. Rod, he recommends you become a non-smoker before you schedule your surgery.
Call Dr. Rod at Dermacare Plastic Surgery Today
Dr. Rod is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Phoenix, and he is highly qualified to perform your facelift safely and effectively, ensuring you experience long-lasting results.
If you’re ready to learn more about this procedure, call our office today at (623) 289-2809 to schedule your initial consultation.