As we age, it is not uncommon for us to long for the youthful appearance we had when we were in our late teens and early twenties. When we are young, we take our youth and our beauty for granted. It is not until it starts to fade that we realize how big a privilege being young and looking vibrant is. Many people say that if they understood how nice of a thing it was to be young and attractive, they would have taken steps while they were young to maintain their youthful appearance. Some of the things that they would have done is avoid smoking, been more careful about their diet and stayed out of the sun. Unfortunately, most people come to this realization too late.
Thanks to modern medical technology, you do not have to leave your good looks behind as you age. Modern board-certified cosmetic surgeons are uniquely equipped to address the challenges that gravity and time have put on your appearance. They can work with you to help you have the youthful, vibrant, beautiful appearance you remember having when you were young. If the ravages of aging have not taken hold, they can also take steps to help you prevent some of the aging process. This is done through a facelift.
What Is a Facelift?
When a person ages, their skin begins to sag, wrinkle and develops a hollowed out appearance. A facelift will turn back the hands on the clock, making a person look younger. This is done by removing excessive skin, tightening facial tissues and smoothing out a person’s facial contour. A facelift will make a person not only look younger, but it will actually make them a better version of themselves.
Why Should a Person Have a Facelift?
Everyone understands what it is like to get older. They understand that as a person ages, their face loses its volume and wrinkles and jowls develop. It can be argued that aging is a natural part of getting older. But this does not mean that aging does not affect a person negatively. People should consider getting a facelift if they don’t like the way their face and neck look because of skin sagging. A person would consider a facelift if they try to hide the signs of aging around their neck using a scarf or a turtleneck. If a person looks in the mirror and they feel that the person looking back at them is a lot older looking than they should look, a facelift is a good option. If a person feels that aging is having a negative effect on their career, is making it difficult for them to develop personal relationships and is affecting their self-esteem, they should consider getting a facelift.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
At the office of Dr. J. Anthony Stephens, MD in Baton Rouge, our board-certified plastic surgeon performs a facelift in a way that achieves dynamic results now, but will also maintain those results as you continue to age. We are happy to answer any questions you may have as we determine if this effective procedure is right for you. While there is nothing that can be done to stop the aging process, cosmetic procedures like a facelift can help you to stay looking your best longer. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.