There was a time, in the not-too-distant past, when time took its cruel toll on the skin--and there was nothing anyone could do about it. The effects of the sun, weather, wear and tear would leave skin on the forehead, face, cheeks and chin looking loose or like it had been creased, and all a person could do was live with it.
Thankfully, those days are long gone, and medical technology has offered everyone a safe way to tighten and lift the jowls and jawline, tighten loose skin on the neck, and lift the structures of your face.
It's a procedure that can make you look like time hasn't touched you at all: the face lift.
For more than 100 years, the face lift has been helping women look their best. It's a surgical procedure that improves the visible signs of aging without changing your fundamental appearance.
It's also incredibly popular.
According to an article in Allure, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says that the number of people turning to face lifts grew by 28 percent between 1997 and 2015.
If you are among the millions of Americans looking for ways to tighten up the skin on your face, take a look at these interesting (and inspiring) five facts about face lifts:
No One Needs To Know
These aren't your grandmother's face lifts. Gone are the days when women who underwent the procedure looked as if they'd walked through a wind tunnel.
Today's facelifts reposition the deep structures and look incredibly natural. So it's quite possible that people won't even know you've had a face lift. Yes, you'll look younger, but most people probably won't be able to put their finger on why that is.
It Can Take a Decade (Or More) Off Your Looks
If you're like most women, you're probably wondering how long the effects will last. After all, no one wants to waste time and money on a procedure that's nothing more than a short-term solution.
The good news is that you can expect amazing, long-lasting results that leave you looking five to 15 years younger for up to a decade.
Age Is Only A Number
Most people tend to think that only people in their 50s and maybe their early 60s are having this procedure done, think again. The surgeries are becoming more popular with the 65+ crowd.
In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says that people over the age of 65 accounted for over 30 percent of all face lift patients in 2017.
You'll Get To Take A Week Off
The procedure is invasive, so you can expect to experience some bruising and swelling while you heal. The good news is that both tend to reach their peaks about two days after the surgery and most people are able to resume their usual activities in around seven days.
It's All About You
If you're like most women, you spend a lot of your time caring for others, running from meeting to meeting, making sure everything gets done.
It's a lot, and over the years, all that stress and time may have taken a toll on your face.
Thankfully, you have the ability to do something about it--for you and no one else. If you're ready to look younger and feel better about yourself, connect with Dr. DeMercurio today.