As people live longer and remain active well into middle age and beyond, many men and women seek ways to help them look as young as they feel. Although there are many anti-aging products on the market today, facelift surgery remains one of the best options for winding back the clock and helping you achieve a more youthful appearance. A facelift tightens and lifts the soft tissue of the face, removes excess skin and smoothes facial wrinkles. When combined with a neck lift, sagging and fulness under the chin can also be dramatically improved.

Why Consider Facelift Surgery? 

For many adults, it’s not enough just to feel young at heart. They want to look young, too. If you have a youthful spirit but feel your facial appearance doesn’t reflect it, a facelift may be right for you. A facelift is good for improving the appearance of facial wrinkles, lifting the tissue of the cheeks and jowls and tightening the jaw line. A facelift can often take years off of your appearance, perhaps helping you look the way you did 10 or 15 years ago.

Who Are The Best Candidates For a Facelift?

The best candidates for facelift surgery are healthy, active men and women whose face and neck skin has begun to sag. They often want a more youthful facial appearance and the self-confidence that comes along with it. The best results are achieved in those with good bone structure and good skin elasticity. Ideally, facelift patients should be non-smokers who do not have any health conditions that increase their risk of bleeding or healing complications.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Earl Gage will determine not only if you are a candidate for a facelift, but what type of procedure is needed. Depending on your extent of facial aging and your overall health, Dr. Gage will then individualize a facelift plan to help you achieve your best result.

How Is A Facelift Done?

There are various types of facelift procedures, from short scar, minimally invasive techniques to more extensive, traditional facelifts. Which procedure is right for you depends on a number of factors, including your individual goals and needs, how healthy you are and how much down-time you plan to take during your recovery.

Most facelift procedures involve making inconsipicuous incisions in the hairline and near the ear. Sometimes, depending on the type of facelift procedure you are having, those incisions may be very short. From there, the skin and soft tissue of the face is undermined, then lifted and tightened. Any excess skin is removed. The extent of undermining and the degree to which the tissues of the face are mobilized, lifted and tightened will vary depending on the type of facelift procedure. While it is tempting to want the shortest scars and the smallest surgery possible, there is often a trade-off to consider. Smaller procedures may take less time to do and result in less down-time for healing, but they often do not yield results that last as long as a more extensive facelift procedure. With Dr. Gage’s artistry and skill, you can expect a great surgical result and a more youthful appearance.

Why Choose Dr. Gage For Your Facelift?

It’s important to select the best surgeon to perform a facelift. Dr. Gage has more than a decade of professional experience. He takes pride in creating the most comfortable environment for each of his patients and understanding exactly what they desire in order to achieve the best results. Comfort and trust are the two main goals Dr. Gage strives for with each of his patients. If you’re ready to look younger and reveal your youthful spirit and energy again, contact Dr. Gage for a consultation to see how he can help.

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If you are ready to rejuvenate your appearance, contact our office in St. Louis, MO to schedule your facelift consultation at 314-251-4530.