Am I Ready for a Facelift?

a woman modelIf you’ve reached the stage where you look in the mirror and are surprised to find that you look older and more tired than you feel, you may be considering a facelift to help regain a fresher appearance.

In this blog, double board-certified facial and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Thomas Romo III provides information that can help you decide if you’re ready for a facelift.

What is a facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a facial plastic surgery procedure that’s performed in order to help a patient regain a more youthful appearance.

Over time, your skin changes as you age, which can make you look older on the outside than how you feel on the inside. Skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity with age as the body produces less collagen, which helps provide your skin with a supporting structure and your facial tissues will lose their plumper appearance.

You may also develop crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes, and fine lines become deeper wrinkles. Your jawline may lose definition and soften into jowls, and the skin on your neck can become looser.

If you’d like to fight the effects of aging, a facelift can make your skin look more youthful. A surgeon is able to lift and firm sagging facial tissues, remove excess skin, and smooth deep folds. Sometimes patients also like to have other procedures done at the same time, such as an eyelift to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids and reduce excess baggy skin from below the eyes.

What does having a facelift involve?

Before a facelift is scheduled, your doctor will review your medical history with you and talk to you about your goals for the surgery. Your doctor will examine your skin and also consider your bone structure when giving you an idea of what you can expect

Dr. Romo developed a unique technique called the endoscopic facelift, enhanced over his many years of experience. His approach utilizes a sequence of surgical techniques that have many advantages over other facelift techniques, including a more natural-looking and long-lasting results, with smaller incisions, and a more rapid recovery after surgery.

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What results can you expect?

You can expect to look younger and more refreshed after your recovery time. During a facelift, Dr. Romo can correct one or more of the following issues:

  • Deep wrinkles and creases
  • A “tired look”
  • Loose, sagging skin
  • A jaw line that lacks contour
  • Lax facial muscles

Why choose Dr. Romo to perform your facelift?

This type of surgery requires skill, artistry, and experience to perform at the highest level.

Dr. Romo has more than two decades of experience in performing facelifts and has created the innovative, minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to achieve better results, smaller incisions, and greatly reduced healing times. He’s a pioneer in the field and has taught his techniques to other surgeons, who often refer complex cases to him.

In addition, Dr. Romo and his staff go above and beyond to make sure each patient’s experience is as comfortable and convenient as possible. From offering virtual consultations via Skype to our surgery vacations, Dr. Romo puts the patient first.

If you’d like to find out more about what you could expect from a facelift, make an appointment today with Romo Plastic Surgery in NYC.

In The News

Dr. Romo III is regularly featured in the media for his medical acumen and facial plastic surgery expertise.

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