Five Facelift Facts
By Michael A. Devlin, MD on January 11, 2016
Do you wonder whether non-surgical treatments (devices, creams, facials and lasers) that promise the result of a facelift really work? The fact is, if there was really one product or device that worked so well, then there would not be a need for 100 other products/devices on the market today. Most of the time the only way to get true correction and a younger looking appearance is through a surgical treatment.
Facelift Fact No. 1
A true facelift results in a natural looking improvement to your overall facial appearance. Dr. Michael Devlin specializes in natural looking results! If people can tell you’ve had a facelift, it isn’t a good facelift. The goal of a facelift is rejuvenated refreshed appearance—not tight, pulled skin. If you were to meet someone on the street, they should think you looked great for your age, but shouldn’t know you’ve had a facelift. During a facelift surgery, Dr. Devlin repositions the deep structures of the face for amazing and long-lasting results, with patients looking five to 15 years younger for up to 10 years.
Facelift Fact No. 2
Don’t expect a surgical facelift to get rid of all wrinkles, folds or fine age spots – these are surface-layer imperfections that need to be addressed with different treatments. Many of Dr. Devlin’s patients choose to follow up their surgical facelift with skin-resurfacing such as laser treatment or chemical peels, which will improve the look of deep wrinkles and improved the texture of sun damaged skin.
Facelift Fact No. 3
Most patients don’t realize that a facelift only treats the lower face and does not provide much in the way of improvement in the eyes or forehead. A facelift improves the lower two- third of the face, which includes the jaw line, jowls and neck. If you opt for a facelift but you feel like your eyes look tired, an additional procedure (an eyelid lift or a brow lift) can be done at the same time to remove extra skin and fat from that area of the face. A combination of facelift and eye lift is the optimal way to improve appearance with only one recovery period.
Facelift Fact No. 4
Gone are the days of a general anesthesia for a facelift surgery. Dr. Devlin’s specialized techniques provide his patients with a rapid recovery from a facelift. There is no need for a general anesthesia, which often causes sleepiness and nausea. Dr. Devlin utilizes an exact combination of oral medication that produces a “twilight sleep”. His patients remain extremely comfortable during and after the procedure which allows for a quicker recovery period post-operatively.
Face lift Fact No. 5
People lose fat in their face (around their cheeks, temples and lips) as they age. A facelift can provide dramatic results from the sagginess that comes as we as but it does not do anything for the volume loss that occurs. To improve the appearance of cheeks and hollow depressions of the face, Dr. Michael Devlin in Little Rock Arkansas utilizes a fat transfer procedure. For this procedure, the patient’s own fat in which Dr. Devlin transfers small amounts to the hollow areas of the face to sculpt and reverse the appearance of thinning cheeks. Unlike dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, fifty percent of the fat that is transferred is permanent!
Why Patients choose Dr. Michael Devlin
Dr. Michael Devlin’s facelift expertise is the result of more than 15 years spent mastering techniques to achieve natural looking, long lasting results that minimize scarring. Combined with his compassion and aesthetic eye, these important qualities enable his Little Rock, Arkansas facelift patients to expect, with confidence, his consistency for a natural-looking, refreshed look.
To turn back the clock 10 years or more call Michael Devlin,M.D. today.
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