Can a Facelift Get Rid of Wrinkles?
Store-bought products can only do so much to manage signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Now, advanced cosmetic procedures like facelift surgery provide dramatic, long-lasting changes for people who want to look younger and feel more refreshed. Triple board-certified, fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin understand the importance of facial rejuvenation and are passionate about helping patients achieve their desired results.
Wrinkles no longer have to be a part of your life. Call Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates to book an appointment and learn how this popular procedure works in Oklahoma City, OK.
When are over-the-counter creams no longer effective for wrinkles?
Cosmetic creams can relieve minor issues, such as small creases around the eyes and mouth. However, factors like age, genetics, and sun damage cause these lines to become more pronounced over time. Gradual collagen loss in the face and neck also leads to sagging around the mid-face and jawline.
If you have deep wrinkles or creases, then topical products may not be enough to restore your youthful appearance. This is when a facelift (rhytidectomy) could be the answer.
What is a facelift, and how does it work?
A facelift is an outpatient procedure that removes excess skin, tightens the underlying tissue and muscle, and repositions fat for a more contoured look. Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin offer a range of rhytidectomy techniques based on your unique needs.
For example, a SmartLift (also called a lunchtime lift) addresses the lower two-thirds of the face, including the cheeks, chin, and neck. This facial rejuvenation treatment requires no general anesthesia and is minimally invasive, meaning patients return to their regular activities in no time.
What signs of aging can a facelift treat?
Facelift surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates can reduce the following common signs of aging in Oklahoma City, OK:
- Unwanted wrinkles: Fine lines and deep creases around the nose, mouth, eyes, and forehead are smoothed away.
- Sagging skin: Loose folds of skin around the mid-face are tightened to create a youthful, refreshed look.
- Jowls: Jowls (loose tissue along the jawline) can be dramatically improved or removed altogether.
- Gaunt or hollow cheeks: A lunchtime lift can restore volume and fullness to the face for an overall healthier look.
Is facelift surgery permanent?
Though rhytidectomy does offer long-lasting results, it should not be considered a permanent cosmetic procedure. Future aging can occur, and touch-up treatments may be required in the future. Plus, factors like sun damage and smoking can also contribute to wrinkles and loose, sagging skin. Patients who want the most natural-looking results for as long as possible are encouraged to use sun protection and follow a generally healthy lifestyle.
The good news is that your facelift results should last much longer than typical over-the-counter products. Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin can also recommend additional treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing for total facial rejuvenation. There are countless options available to preserve your new appearance.
Get rid of wrinkles with a facelift
Do you want to look years younger? Patients at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates love our lunchtime lift for a reason. Now, you can too. Call today to meet with triple board-certified, fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin and see how our aesthetic procedures are far more effective than store-bought products. Our Oklahoma City, OK team can design a custom facelift procedure to help meet your needs.