What Makes a Facelift Look Natural?

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When considering facelift surgery, it’s common for people to have concerns about whether the results will look natural. It’s a fair concern given the frequency in which poor results are publicized online these days. There’s no doubt that an unnatural appearance can result from plastic surgery. However, it’s important to recognize that facelift surgery produces natural results in most cases. In fact, facelift failures are typically the result of a surgeon’s inexperience. 

The underlying cause of facial aging is important information to obtain because it will contribute to the success of a facelift. Dr. Steven Wallach understands the importance of pinpointing the cause of facial aging before moving forward with any procedure. Simply put, certain techniques are used to ensure the desired results are achieved. When the right methods are used, you’ll enjoy a rested appearance with skin that’s more taut and provides a refreshed look. One of the many benefits is that others won’t be able to identify why you’re glowing. You’ll simply look more youthful. 

How Natural Results Are Achieved

Collagen is what contributes to the structure of your skin. It’s common for your skin to produce less collagen as you get older, especially if you have a lifestyle that includes a lot of sun exposure or if you have an unhealthy diet. Other factors that contribute to an accelerated loss of collagen include the use of harsh skin products and smoking. The loss of collagen can cause you to look tired because it results in looser skin, which is why a facelift is so effective at restoring a youthful appearance. 

When it comes to ensuring your facelift surgery results are natural results, the surgeon must focus on more than just loose skin. There’s also the issue of tightening the muscles under the skin. This is important because just tightening the loose skin over your facial muscles will only resolve part of the problem and result in an unnatural appearance. As you age, the muscles in your face also loosen. A key component of facial surgery is tightening the facial muscles in addition to the loose skin that’s over those muscles. Both are required to achieve the desired outcome. 

Another consideration to ensure natural results is to avoid overcorrection during a facelift. This is an issue that often results in an unnatural appearance. A knowledgeable surgeon like Dr. Wallach will make sure the skin on the lower and mid sections of your face are tight, but not too tight. It’s understood that it’s better to undercorrect than overcorrect, as undercorrecting will not result in an unnatural appearance. Youthful and healthy skin moves whenever there are facial expressions. Likewise, a facelift should enable facial expressions, which is accomplished by ensuring the skin is not overstretched. Youthful skin is soft and supple, which is generally not possible if your skin is overstretched from a facelift surgery. 

Importance of Finding the Right Surgeon

Given what’s at stake, it’s important to find a surgeon that’s knowledgeable and experienced. Dr. Steven Wallach has the background and expertise required to ensure your facelift surgery results in a natural appearance. You also want to work with a doctor that has a proven record of success. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wallach has years of experience performing facelifts that delight patients because of the natural results. He is well versed in the use of best industry practices and fully understands what’s required for the safety and satisfaction of his patients. Contact Dr. Steven Wallach’s office today for more information. 

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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