30 Jun A Facelift Can Be Your COVID Secret
It’s been said (mostly in memes) that you’ll either emerge from the pandemic looking phenomenally better or exceedingly worse—which end of the spectrum will you fall on? With board-certified Dr. Sudeep Roy at RefinedMD at your side, you’ll have everyone wondering what your secret to looking years younger, healthier, and more beautiful might be. A facelift has long been considered the gold standard in facial plastic surgery, capable of erasing a decade or more off of your age. Unfortunately, most people could never find the time to commit to a recovery period before COVID-19. That’s changed, but are you too late to get a pandemic facelift?
Not at all! You might be surprised to learn just how quickly you’ll look like the best version of yourself after a facelift. The days of extreme downtime and a fake, “pulled” look post-facelift are long gone. Today’s facelifts aren’t just totally natural looking, but also offer a much swifter healing period. You will still have some swelling and bruising, but many patients feel confident going back into public about two weeks post-procedure. Masks help immensely to cover up any residual swelling, and now that summer has arrived a pair of sunglasses completes your brief post-facelift downtime.
Meet Today’s Facelift
Once upon a time, facelifts did just that: they “lifted” the skin of the face, trimming away the excess. However, it’s not just the skin that ages on the face. The underlying tissue also gives away your age. Ignoring everything except the skin is what led to that tight, pulled look and that’s long gone. So, what do facelifts look like now? Absolute works of art when experts like Dr. Roy are taking care of you.
Dr. Roy considers underlying tissue, turning back the clock and then “re-draping” the skin so you can get a totally natural outcome. Plus, today’s incisions are made to be virtually invisible. The “ponytail facelift” makes sure that you can still pull your hair back in a ponytail after a facelift without any visible tell-tale scars behind the ears. Instead, most patients can have incisions hidden in the natural crevices of the ears. If incisions behind the ears are necessary (as they are in some cases), Dr. Roy will hide them well within the hairline so you can still rock an updo with confidence.
For men, this is a huge plus. Anyone with short hair (or no hair!) can keep their look and still get a facelift. We’ve come a long way in the world of facelifts, and today it’s the best-kept secret of not just celebrities but anyone who wants to look and feel 10+ years younger.
What to Know About Facelifts
The term facelift can be a little confusing because the surgery doesn’t actually address the entire face. Instead, a full facelift will youth-ify the lower half of the face and the neck. Neck lifts are almost always included in a facelift. It’s a built-in procedure, but in some rare instances a patient may require just a neck lift. The lower half of the face and neck is often where you first see signs of aging, which is why this procedure is so often the first cosmetic surgery many consider.
However, if you also worry about wrinkles and sagging around the eyes and brow, you may also require an eyelid lift and/or a brow lift. These are two very different procedures. It can be confusing, which is why a consultation with Dr. Roy is always the best place to start. This is where you can get all your questions answered and find out exactly what you can expect from your procedure. It’s a good idea to write down your questions beforehand so that nothing gets missed—and don’t forget about trusting your gut instinct. How you feel during a consultation says a lot! We recommend consulting with at least a couple of facial plastic surgeons before making your choice.
That’s right—we said facial plastic surgeons, not just any plastic surgeon. A facial plastic surgeon specializes in, you guessed it, the face! This is the anatomy they work with day after day, and only they have the expertise and experience you deserve for your facelift. Schedule your consult with Dr. Roy at RefinedMD today by calling the office, completing the online form, or starting a chat right now.