Considering A Face Lift? The Guide You Should Read By

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The new FaceLift guide answers many of the questions regarding procedure, recovery and cost that are often asked when interested in such a procedure.

The Facelift Guide features is a one stop option for finding information regarding the procedure, recovery time and cost.

The release of the Facelift Guide gives readers access to detailed information for before and after surgery. With topics like Full Facelift, Mini Facelift, Cheek/Chin implants, Neck lift and information on the actual procedure, cost analysis and recovery time.

Facelift techniques continue to improve and patients are now able to select treatments which are closely suited to their particular surgery wants, age and requirements. Facelifts can be full-lift or mini-lift in nature and are often beneficially combined with other cosmetic surgery treatments like eyelid surgery, cheek implants and brow, chin or neck lifts.

The main difference between a full-lift and the mini-lift is that a mini facelift often targets the lower portion of the face. Smaller incisions are used, the surgery is generally less invasive and recovery time is minimal. Being the less radical nature of a mini facelift makes it more suitable for younger patients or those who have had a previous face lift.

Directly after surgery, the face will feel numb and will be wrapped loosely in a light dressing to try and prevent bruising and swelling. After the couple of days, the patient returns to their surgeon to have the drains removed if they were in position and to check on healing. The loose bandages are then removed and a constricting face bandage is put into position to help promote healing and hold the face in the proper position.

A facelift changes the way the face appears. Even subtle changes like lifting the jowls and repositioning the skin around the mouth makes dramatic changes to a person’s looks. Once the healing is done, the surgery will have brought the patient visibly back in time up to two decades. While the skin continues to age, the visible results of the facelift will last for decades into the future.

If, however, someone was concerned about the very first signs of skin looking loose or some wrinkles forming, they may not be ready yet for a full facelift procedure. There is a more moderate procedure that may be better suited to your needs, however. A mini facelift helps to pull the skin up just a bit without manipulating the muscles underneath. It is an ideal solution for those too young for a full facelift procedure.

The plastic surgery market continues to show significant growth. According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 13.8 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures (both surgical and minimally-invasive) were performed in the United States in 2011, up 5 percent since 2010. In addition, 5.5 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 5 percent.

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