The Top 5 Ways a Facelift Can Refresh Your Look

If you’re looking to refresh your look, you’re likely to find yourself considering a facelift. A facelift offers an effective, long-lasting, and yet subtle way to refresh your appearance, making you look more youthful, energetic, and confident without telltale signs that you’ve had plastic surgery.

Dr. Crispin and his expert team in Atlanta, GA want to share with you the top five ways a facelift can refresh your look. You deserve to love the skin you’re in, and Dr. Crispin is as dedicated to you and your results as you are. If you want to know more about how a facelift can improve your self-confidence and your physical appearance, call the office at (404) 257-0064 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with one of Atlanta’s best board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Crispin. 

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure to raise and smooth sagging, wrinkled skin on the face by removing excess skin, repositioning underlying muscles and connective tissue, and shifting fat deposits from where they aren’t wanted to where they add a youthful look.

With age, facial skin loses its elasticity. It stretches, sags, and begins to develop wrinkles and lines. The facial muscles, connective tissues, and skin succumb to the forces of gravity and begin to fall. In a facelift, the underlying structure of the face—the muscles and connective tissues—are lifted, tightened, and reattached to achieve a younger-looking appearance. Unwanted fat is removed or repositioned. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is smoothed to fit the new facial contour. The result is a natural-looking facial rejuvenation that enhances the structure of your face. The subtle changes take years off your appearance and bring out the best in your unique beauty.

What Are 5 Ways a Facelift Can Refresh Your Look?

It’s the combined effects of these changes that make you look younger and more attractive, but it can help to break down the elements of a facelift’s improvements. Here are five key ways a facelift can refresh your look.

Reduction of Sagging Skin and Wrinkles

Removing excess skin with a facelift—skin that has stretched, sagged, and wrinkled—has two positive effects. It corrects sagging skin and smooths wrinkles. A facelift makes you look more youthful because it eliminates the appearance of sagging, tired skin, and smooths facial wrinkles and lines.

Restoration of a Youthful Contour

Signs of youth in the face include high, rounded cheeks and a well-defined jawline. As gravity pulls facial fat downward, the cheeks tend the flatten and the jawline softens. Where the area under the eyes was once full and smooth, it can hollow with age to make you look tired and unhappy. A facelift restores your younger facial contours, filling and rounding flattened cheeks, sharpening the jawline, and bringing youthful volume back to the area under the eyes.

Elimination of Jowls

One of the most visible effects of the downward drift of facial fat is the formation of jowls—the saggy fat deposits that can develop below the jaw. Fat that once gave you smooth, full cheeks now makes you look old as it settles. A facelift eliminates jowls by removing the unwanted fat that makes them so noticeable and by lifting and tightening the skin of the lower face. Fat removed from jowls as part of a facelift can be used to add volume to your cheeks or under your eyes.

Improvement in Skin Tone and Tightness

Skin creams and lotions can help preserve skin tone as you age, but they can only do so much. At some point, loose, wrinkled skin can only be restored to a youthful tone and tightness with surgery. A facelift trims excess skin to give you back the smooth, toned facial skin you’ve gradually lost with age. It’s important to note that while a facelift restores skin tone and tightness, it doesn’t result in a tightened artificial look. With modern surgical techniques that restore facial contours from the bottom up—from the underlying muscles to the surface layer of skin—the results are subtle, natural-looking, and enhance your natural beauty.

Boosted Self-confidence

The ultimate goal of a facelift is to make you feel better about yourself. When you look in the mirror and are delighted by what you see, you’ll not only feel more attractive (and you will be), you’ll feel more confident. When you feel beautiful and proud of your appearance, you make healthier choices, physically, mentally, and emotionally. The effects of your renewed self-confidence will radiate outward and impact all parts of your life. A facelift isn’t just about looking better. It’s also about feeling better.

How Do I Know if I Need a Facelift?

If you’re bothered by lax, sagging facial skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and have found that your skincare routine is no longer working to keep you looking young and vibrant, you may be ready for a facelift. Nonsurgical treatments, including injectable fillers and Botox, laser skin resurfacing, and medical-grade skincare products, are certainly worth trying if you’re not ready for surgery, but these, too, are limited in what they can do. For severe skin laxity, a facelift is the only effective and long-lasting solution.

If you aren’t sure if a facelift is right for you, or whether you need one quite yet, schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Crispin will examine the quality of your facial skin, listen to your concerns and aesthetic goals, and get to understand who you are as an individual. Dr. Crispin is a humble and honest plastic surgeon who wants the best for every one of his patients. He will use his compassion and years of expertise to help guide you on your plastic surgery journey.

How Can I Find the Best Facelift Surgeon?

The most important decision you’ll make when considering plastic surgery is which plastic surgeon to trust to improve your appearance. Always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon and look for one who has demonstrated their skill and experience and aligns with your values. For over 25 years, Mark Crispin, MD, has been the top choice for plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures in the Atlanta area. Dr. Crispin is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who consistently delivers beautifully natural-looking facelift results for his patients. Contact Crispin Plastic Surgery online or by calling (404) 257-0064 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Crispin.