Upper Face Lift
Age wreaks havoc on every part of the body, especially the face. When facial skin loses elasticity, wrinkles start to form and the eyebrows may look heavier than they really are. Some people may look wise, while others just look tired or even unapproachable. In general, wrinkles and sagging skin makes people look older than what they really are.
Fortunately, undergoing an upper face lift can cut years out of your appearance. An upper face lift can remove the wrinkles and sagging skin, thus giving you a rejuvenated look.
How an upper face lift works
An upper face lift can be performed using surgery, but there are non-surgical methods that can achieve the desired results. Surgery is often used to correct problems at the muscular level. For instance, in a brow lift, a small incision will be created near the eyebrows to remove bits of skin and muscles at that portion. Since the incision will be covered by the eyebrows, scarring will be hardly noticeable. An eyelid surgery can also be combined with this procedure by also removing excess skin near the eyelids.
To remove the wrinkles on the forehead, a mid-forehead lift will need to be performed. This procedure requires the surgeon to create an incision along the wrinkles to remove muscles, skin, and excess fat. Alternatively, the surgeon may perform a coronal head lift. In such a procedure, the surgeon will create an ear-to-ear incision that will pass near the eyebrows. The whole forehead area, including the eyebrows, is then lifted to remove excess skin and muscles.
Before any type of surgery is performed, the patient will need to be placed under local or general anesthesia. In most cases, surgeons and patients prefer general anesthesia because of the age factor. However, some clinics also use intravenous anesthetics.
Recovery from the surgery will depend on several factors, like the procedure performed and the recovery abilities of the patient. Nevertheless, some bruising and swelling will be present for a couple of weeks after the surgery.
Patients should refrain from lifting heavy objects or performing any strenuous activities during the recovery period.
Non-surgical methods will typically make use of Botox that is injected into the skin to act as fillers. However, you should be aware that the doctor may have to repeat the procedure every six months.
Upper face lift costs
The costs associated with an upper face lift procedure will depend on where you have it performed, and the type of procedure that is required. Botox sessions will average around $500, while surgical face lifts tend to cost a lot more.
If the cost of a face lift procedure is a bit of a concern, the best option would be to visit us here at MEDAC in Tijuana, Mexico. Tijuana is located just across the border from San Diego. We have highly qualified surgeons that perform the procedure with amazing results. Best of all, the prices we offer are significantly lower than what is available in the US.