istock 536080061 As the years go by, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the natural process of aging can take a toll on the face. The face is one of the first areas where men and women notice the signs of aging, including sagging skin and the development of fine lines and wrinkles. When these changes occur, many patients begin to wonder if they are an appropriate candidate for a facelift.

What is a facelift?

A facelift, medically known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to lift and tighten the skin of the face to eliminate skin laxity and improve the unwanted, visible signs of aging. The procedure is done by creating incisions in specific areas of the face to reduce the appearance of scarring, and removing excess skin and tightening underlying muscles. The effect allows many patients to reverse the signs of aging and appear years younger!

Why should I undergo a facelift?

It is important that patients understand that today’s plastic surgeons have a wide range of solutions available for patients who are interested in combatting the signs of aging, and a facelift is just one of them. Some patients might consult with Dr. Joseph C. Berardi to learn more about less invasive procedures such as a liquid facelift achieved with dermal fillers and neuromodulators. When the signs of aging become more severe, facelift procedures are often recommended to achieve the results patients desire.

How long does a facelift last?

Most patients find that the facelift will last up to a decade or longer. There are many factors that contribute to the longevity of the procedure, so speaking with our doctor is the first step in determining longevity based on your unique situation.

Do you believe you can benefit from a facelift?

If you are considering plastic surgery with a professional who has years of experience and board-certification and reside in the area of Scottsdale, AZ, we strongly encourage you to book an appointment with Dr. Joseph C. Berardi and his team. Call (480) 397-0711 to request a consultation visit and find out more about this and other facial procedures available. The office is located at 8900 East Bahia Drive, Suite #110 and accepts new patients.

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