15 Feb Anti-Aging: How A Facelift & Diet Changes Can Make You Look & Feel Younger
Looking As Young As You Feel
Typically, people get facelifts to have a fresh, youthful appearance. The procedure is used to give patients a natural, younger appearance. A facelift may be the answer for patients over the age of 40 looking for a way to refresh the face.
Why does the face age over time?
Naturally, as people age, the face loses elasticity and volume. During a person’s youth, the face is filled with fat deposits to look fuller and young. Collagen is also used to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. As people age, collagen levels decrease, leaving a saggy, drooping effect on the face. Furthermore, the fat deposits dissolve and the face looks worn and sullen.
What happens during a facelift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure that requires surgeons to pull back the skin and tissues on both sides of the face. Additionally, doctors may perform a neck, brow, or eye lift to help contour the face and reduce sagging skin and wrinkles. Doctors will remove the excess skin and close the incisions with sutures.
Patients can also opt for a mini facelift that requires less downtime. A mini facelift focuses on the lower half of the face, like the jaw and chin. Doctors make fewer incisions during the procedure and sometimes surgery can be performed with just local anesthesia. Patients can also go home on the day of the surgery.
Will changing my diet help me look younger?
According to numerous reports, eating healthy can lengthen someone’s lifespan. Eating foods with high sodium and trans-fat content can lead to cardiovascular diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States.
Eating foods high in antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E can help patients look younger. Antioxidants are molecules that reduce the number of free radicals present in the body. Too many free radicals can lead to serious illness and even death. Antioxidants are found in many fruits and vegetables like berries. Vitamins A, C, and E have antioxidants and properties that protect against sun damage, increase collagen production, and improve iron absorption.
Should I talk to my doctor about getting a facelift?
Speaking with a surgeon about plastic surgery is a great way to start a conversation about facelifts. A surgeon can explain the facelift procedure, benefits, side effects, recovery time, and alternatives. Patients interested in learning more about the procedure should schedule a consultation with a trusted surgeon.