Some of the first signs of aging appear on the face and neck due to the delicate nature of the skin in these body areas and the susceptible of this skin to falling collagen levels and the elements. Wrinkles, lines and folds in these locations, even if only of moderate severity, may quickly cause you to feel self-conscious about the way you look, affecting your mood, relationships and wellbeing. Although aging is an inevitable process, it’s not impossible to slow down its effects on your skin and prevent it from making you feel like any less than your vibrant and energetic self.
You have many facial rejuvenation options to consider if you have begun to experience wrinkles, volume loss, skin laxity, sunken features or other symptoms which you believe to be a problem. While you may have already started to treat these symptoms through non-invasive means, maybe those techniques have not given you the amount of rejuvenation you wanted or needed. Maybe you simply weren’t ready for surgery at the time or were afraid of having an “overdone” look afterwards. However, a well-performed surgery can give you safe, attractive and very natural looking results and do much more for your appearance than other options.
When you visit Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, we can discuss whether facelift surgery is right for you. Drs. Loren and Mark Clayman have extensive experience with the procedure and use only the most advanced techniques to provide their clients enhancements that look completely natural, express their personality and take years off of their appearance. Not only should your facelift be technically precise, but also it should incorporate the artistic contouring that both Drs. Loren and Mark Clayman can provide; skill and an artistic eye separate skilled board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Mark and Loren Clayman from other cosmetic practitioners. This difference is in your results.
What does a facelift correct?
Your facelift will focus on the areas that have become prone to aging. This may include volume loss in the cheeks, creases around the eyelids, nose and mouth, skin laxity around the lower portions of the face and neck, fat loss and more. Additionally, several surgical procedures can be performed in conjunction with your facelift, depending on the cosmetic concerns you are experiencing. A brow lift, for example, can reduce sagging skin while eyelid surgery can recreate youthful qualities around the eyes. Fat grafting is also used to restore a youthful shape to the face and as a more natural alternative to injectable fillers.
The Importance of the Consultation Process
To determine whether a facelift is right for you, you will come in for a consultation where Dr. Clayman can evaluate the tone and texture of your skin. Individualized consultations help Dr. Clayman determine the best way to rejuvenate the face while ensuring the results look completely natural when taking your facial contours into consideration.
The goal of any facelift procedure should be to produce an aesthetic effect that retains and enhances your original beauty. While a facelift will create a more dramatic result than what you would receive with injectable fillers, for instance, surgical outcomes that look “overdone” are neither proper nor desired by patients.
Several techniques can be employed to ensure the best outcome for your facelift, and the methods chosen will depend on the unique qualities you present during your consultation. However, whichever surgical route you choose, the most important criteria in planning your procedure are your aesthetic goals and the look which will make you the happiest and best reflect you.
It is crucial that the cosmetic surgeon you choose agree with your desired results and work with you to plan for and execute them. You are much more likely to have a satisfying result that achieves your cosmetic goals if your surgeon partners with you, sharing his surgical and anatomical expertise with you to help you realize your intended goals.
Also, the surgeon you select should welcome any and all questions and concerns you have and be open to you having a second opinion, if you want one, to verify his recommended course of treatment. Your surgeon should make your comfort and confidence in your choice of procedures his top priority. If a second opinion, or alternate procedure, is better suited to your needs, he should honor your choices.
Selecting the Right Surgery for Your Needs
During surgery, one of several incisions may be used based on the aesthetic results you would like to achieve. Traditionally, procedures start with an incision along the hairline and around the ear, but limited incisions are also useful when a lesser degree of rejuvenation is required. Many patients also experience sagging skin around the neck, which is easily corrected in combination with facelift surgery. An incision for a neck lift will usually begin in front of the ear and end behind the ear. Dr. Clayman makes each incision with care and precision so as to limit the visibility of any scarring during the healing process.
An Experienced Surgeon Is More Likely To Produce The Results You Desire
Through years of clinical practice, Dr. Clayman has come to understand the various ways an individual can age. Everyone succumbs to aging differently, which means that no two facelift procedures can be performed using the same technique. Dr. Clayman takes pride in his ability to recognize how particular features in your face change over time and designs comprehensive treatment plans that address your concerns.
Dr. Clayman’s mission has long been to give his clients the personalized and long-lasting results that not only provide them with the rejuvenation they seek but also allow them to best express their true personality. To achieve these goals, Dr. Clayman has studied at some of the most rigorous medical and surgical institutions in the nation, including Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, among others.
The surgeon’s outstanding results and patient commitment have earned him Jackson’s Best Plastic Surgeon award for 22 years straight as well as Bold City’s Best Plastic Surgery Center Practice. Dr. Clayman is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Jacksonville Society of Plastic Surgery.
Your Facelift Recovery
The results of your facelift may not seem apparent right away. Swelling and some bruising will mask any enhancements for several days, which is a natural and normal side effect of surgery and will quickly pass. Dr. Clayman will provide you with specific recovery instructions detailing how to take care of your face and skin while you heal, and strictly following these instructions is essential so that you eliminate any potential for infection, which can be dangerous and affect your results.
As you recover, you will also come in for regular follow-up appointments to check on the progress of your facelift and healing incisions. Dr. Clayman will provide you with information that can help expedite the healing process, as well.
Enjoying Your Outstanding Facelift Results
A facelift may take several weeks to heal fully, but your patience will be well rewarded with the beautiful results you will receive after your complete recovery. Your skin will appear fresh and more youthful, and your incisions, which are already hidden, will continue to fade.
Finally, you will get to enjoy the most important benefit that a facelift has to offer — a renewed look that better expresses the way you feel inside and the restored self-confidence which that brings. Best of all, the results of your facelift can last for ten years and, in many cases, much longer, so you can enjoy your investment in yourself and your life well into the future.
Call Dr. Clayman’s office now for your facelift consultation!
The choice to have surgery is rarely an easy one. No patient makes this choice lightly, nor should they, especially when it comes to a procedure as critical and visible as a facelift surgery. You want to select a surgeon who you can trust and who can give you good advice about whether surgery is necessary now, and if so, what kind will best minimize your concerns and maximize your results. Further, you want the safest surgery possible, with no complications, so you can heal comfortably and begin enjoying your results quickly. Dr. Loren Clayman has served Jackson-area patients for over two decades, providing consistently outstanding results that bring out the best in each of his patients.
If you would like more information about a facelift, mini facelift or neck lift, call Dr. Loren Clayman of Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa today at 904-388-6110. Prospective patients can also schedule a consultation online here. If visible aging signs have already begun to take their toll on your look and wellbeing, you’ll be glad to know that you don’t have to tolerate these visible signs of aging any longer. Now, you can rejuvenate your appearance while maintaining and enhancing all the features that make you you with a comprehensive cosmetic treatment at Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa. Call today to learn more!