The Younger You Episode 23: Female Facelift

We've all seen pictures of facelifts gone wrong, but a good facelift can actually give you a natural and younger appearance by tightening your skin back to where it should be.

Dr. Benjamin Dunkley of Envision Cosmetic Surgery explains the many types of facelifts available today.  There are short-scar facelifts, MAC-lifts, vampire lifts, swift lifts, and traditional facelifts, among others.  There are also non-surgical facelifts, commonly known as liquid facelifts, that involve fillers and injectables, rather than surgery.  Today's patient, Wanda (55), has gotten a full traditional facelift.  This procedure was chosen because it gives the most improvement in the neck, which is an area she had problems with.

Facelifts can have a lengthy recovery since so much bruising can form around the face.  Bruising and swelling begins to decrease about 10-days post-surgery.  There are only a few actual risks that doctors worry about with facelifts, such as nerve damage.

When having a facelift, the skin is pulled back, but this does nothing to improve the quality of the skin.  Because of this, Dr. Dunkley does a needling procedure with every facelift he performs, which improves the collagen in the skin.  Sometimes he'll also do a mild chemical peel.

The best way to protect your skin from the symptoms of aging is to protect your skin from the sun.  The first thing you need to do is to stop intentionally sunbathing.  A sun tan means that skin damage has occurred.  You should always make sure you are wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 15.  Other factors that cause skin damage include aging and genetics.

Contact information for our guest:

Dr. Benjamin Dunkley
Envision Cosmetic Surgery
279 E 5900 S, Suite 201
Murray, UT 84107

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