Facelift Surgery In Chicago – Do You Know the Process?
With time, our skin starts to loosen and signs of ageing i.e. wrinkles begin to form. One of the first few places on our body that starts to age is our neck and face. Even people who aren’t old and have recently had a massive weight loss can have wrinkles appearing on their face. Facelift surgery is a remedy to this problem.
What is a Facelift Surgery?
A facelift surgery is also known as a rhytidectomy. Simply put, it is a surgical procedure that Dr. John A Kotis performs that improves the look of your face and neck by decreasing the number of wrinkles present. The surgery is designed to affect the lower two thirds of the face. Dr. John A. Kotis simply tightens the underlying slack muscles and the skin to enhance the way your jowl, neck and cheek appear to the onlooker. Typically, people who are over 40 tend to go for a facelift surgery.
However, it is important with any facial surgery that people come in having realistic expectations. Yes, a face lift helps you restore your original youthful appearance; but it is unable to stop the ageing process. Also, smoking can have adverse affects on the effectiveness of the surgery.
Types and Procedures of Face Lift Surgery
There are three types of face lift surgeries. The three types as well as their procedures are outlined below.
· The Short Scar Face Lift
This type of facelift is also referred to as a mini facelift. The doctor makes smaller incisions on the face and repositions the muscles, soft tissues and skin on the face which has been affected by ageing, loss of elasticity, collagen fibers and gravity. Typically, this process uses the tragus and temple incision but will fall short of the earlobe. This means that the scar of the surgery is camouflaged by the hairline.
· Traditional Facelift
Face lift procedures may seem easy from the bystander’s point of view, but in reality, they are a complex procedurs. Traditionally, the incision for the face lift is made from the hairline at the temple; it will run downwards to the base of the ear, move round the tragus, extend around the earlobe and end at the hairline behind the ear. One of the reasons for such as incision is to ensure that it is easily hidden by the hairline post surgery.
These incisions allow Dr. John A. Kotis to reposition the fat on the face, tighten the muscles and elevate the skin. Depending on the request of the customers, this can also be used to add extra volume to one’s face, giving it a more youthful appearance.
· Mid Face Lift
This is not a complete facelift and only works for a particular portion of the face i.e. the area from the eye lid to the upper lip. This technique is similar to other facelift techniques but is used specifically to ensure that those signs of ageing are addressed that no other facelift procedure can fix.
Keep in mind that there are other non-invasive options that can help you look young and revitalized. Dr. Kotis offers a variety of Med Spa options for those who do not want to go the surgery route. Botox, Chemical Peels, and Laser Treatments can all have a wonderful, less permanent, effect on your look.
If you want face lift surgery by an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon call Dr. John A. Kotis at (847) 250 0350