Oh, Father Time — how much we loathe thee! If you’re frustrated with the aging process, you’re certainly not the only one. Getting older can do a number on your body, including your façade — the first thing that many people notice and immediately judge. In most people’s minds, how you look on the outside reflects how you feel inside.

The truth is, though, that you may look tired and old on the outside but feel like a young person who wants to seize life in the inside. So, why not change how you look to more accurately reflect how you feel? Fancy products and extra sleep can only go so far. Surgical intervention in the form of a face lift may be your only option for totally revamping your face. Here is a guide on what a face lift involves and how it can restore a number of things that aging has stolen from you.

What is a Face Lift?

A face lift, which also goes by the name “rhytidectomy,” is a surgical procedure that involves lifting your muscles and skin in your lower to mid face area. This part of your face can easily become lax over the years not only due to aging but also due to illness, drastic weight loss, smoking, and sun damage.

That’s why a rhytidectomy has become such a popular cosmetic procedure. During the surgical procedure, your doctor will lift your facial tissues and smooth your skin. Because your loose skin in your neck, jowl, and jawline areas will become taut, you will look more rejuvenated and refreshed. The best part? The results are long lasting. Below are a few important things a rhytidectomy can help you to reclaim.

You Have Lost Vibrancy in Your Face

If you’re searching for a way to overcome an exhausted-looking appearance, you can take advantage of a mixture of treatments for the best results. A mini face lift might be all you need along with Botox® and dermal fillers to reclaim and maintain your young appearance.

You Have Wrinkles and Lines

Deep wrinkles start to develop when your facial muscles become loose and sag. Rhytidectomies are the industry gold standard for tightening and smoothing out deep wrinkles.

You Have Lost Definition

As you age, your muscle, tissue, and skin definition begin to decrease. This can lead to hanging jowls as well as loose skin and excess fat in your chin and neck area. Fortunately, rhytidectomies can target this area easily, lead to a tighter appearance there.

You Have Lost Muscle Elasticity and Tone

This is yet another problem that comes with age. After all, Father Time keeps on moving no matter how much you wished he would just slow down. You can’t avoid wrinkles and sagging skin as you get older. However, a rhytidectomy positively impacts your face’s contours, giving you a younger look by reducing your frustrating wrinkles. In other words, it gives you the ability to look Father Time in the eye and laugh like you’ve never laughed before.

You Have Lost Your Confidence

Needless to say that looking older and not being able to stop the aging process can leave you feeling helpless and hopeless — not exactly the best situation when it comes to your self-esteem. If you want to feel better about yourself by looking better, you can’t go wrong with a rhytidectomy. This procedure is a proven method for restoring vitality and youth to your facial features. With the help of a specialist today, you can start to feel like a brand new man or woman tomorrow and enjoy your younger look in the years ahead.

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