Despite a person’s best efforts, whether it’s proper diet, exercise, or a regular schedule of sleep, the signs of aging can still find themselves forming on a person’s face.
Sometimes, even doing all the right things and using the best kinds of skincare on the market just don’t cut it. The leading reason behind the formation of wrinkles lines is a lack of collagen production. Collagen allows the skin to stay soft, supple, and tight along the face.
“Once you reach the age of 20, your body will produce 1% less collagen per year. That means your skin will lose about 1% of its elasticity per year. You may not notice the difference when you’re 25, but 35 is a different story.” Writes Dr. Mulholland, a cosmetic surgeon who performs facial procedures such as a brow lift in Toronto.
Lifts are a form of facial cosmetic procedure that can help take a decade off the face and help treat several signs of aging on the face, from wrinkles to sagging skin. There are several types of lifts one can undergo to treat several issues.
Here are three types of lifts that can leave a person looking younger and more refreshed.
The full facelift is one of the most popular types of lift performed, as it helps to target a wide range of items on the face that span from the chin to the forehead. Undergoing a full facelift can help remove a decade’s worth of aging away from the face in a procedure that only takes a few hours.
- The removal of lines and wrinkles on the face.
- Tightening any loose and sagging skin, including jowls and sloping brow
- It helps to redistribute fat on the face to re-fill areas lacking volume, such as under the eyes and cheeks.
- It helps create a tighter and more defined jawline, especially when paired with liposuction to remove signs of a double chin.
The goal of a successful facelift is to provide optimal but natural-looking radiance and youthfulness to the face, rather than pursuing a dramatic transformation that is overdone, and thus it is important to have realistic expectations when consulting with your surgeon about a facelift. The true sign of good plastic surgery is not being able to tell a person has had a procedure at all.
Often, a full facelift is not necessary when only part of the face experiences the signs of aging. The brow and forehead regions, for example, are often one of the first places people begin to see the signs of aging, such as frown lines or drooping brows. A brow lift can help treat these issues by evening out furrowed brows, removing lines and wrinkles, and elevating the brow area up for a more refreshed look while leaving the rest of the face untouched.
The middle of the face is where most of your facial features reside and thus can come with a wide range of associated signs of aging. This can include issues such as
- Under-eye bags
- Sagging or hallowed cheeks
- Fine lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet around the eyes or bunny lines around the nose.
A cheek lift, also known as a mid-facelift, helps treat these conditions in the centre of the face while leaving the upper and lower sections of the face untouched. It is important to consult with your surgeon if this procedure is right for you and is more ideally meant for people who do not exhibit signs of aging in the forehead or chin regions, as it can cause a look of disproportion in the face.