Face Lift Procedures

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Is a facelift procedure something that can truly change a person’s life? Do people know everything they need and should know about a facelift? The more a person knows, the less they will have to worry about. While having a facelift can boost a person’s self esteem, people should also know that a facelift can cause emotional and physical strain on the human body. Facelifts have come a long way in the last 20 years, not only in the terms of technique, but also in the terms of accessibility to people. In the 1970’s and even in the 1980’s, the facelift was a luxury reserved for the rich and famous. A facelift was also an apparent item of conspicuous consumption, as the “tight look” of earlier skin lifts was unnatural and often accompanied by some visible scarring. Skilled surgeons; however, since the 1980’s have been employing more sophisticated techniques which avoid both stretching the skin as well as the concomitant scars. These techniques deal with the actual sagging of the underlying tissues, which occurs naturally with the ageing process. Dr. Hodgkinson, Darryl. (2005). Facial Attraction. Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery Clinic and ZambaGrafix. Retrieved September 6, 2008, from http://www.cosmeticsurgeryoz.com/magazine Facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, can create a younger appearance and improve the self-confidence within a person. The meaning of the word rhytidectomy is wrinkle excision. The facelift results can last up to 10 years. The face is often where we notice signs of ageing. As we age, the effects of gravity, exposure to sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in the face. Having a facelift helps to reverse ageing signs by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles and removing excess skin from the face and neck. Dr. Man, Daniel. (2004). Cosmetic Surgery Can Boost Mood. Retrieved September 6, 2008, from
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