Are You Planning a Facelift This Fall? What You Should Know to Be Ready for the Holidays
Posted September 14, 2023 in Face Surgery
Even though you may be sad to see summer end, fall brings some much-needed relief from the heat and busy summer schedules.
If you’re considering getting a facelift, the fall months are optimal for facial rejuvenation.
At New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, we understand that you may want to touch up your appearance before the holidays bring parties and reunions with distant relatives.
Below, we delve into some of your top facial rejuvenation options and explore why fall is an excellent time for a facelift.
What Are My Facelift Options?
Today’s facelifts not only give you a more natural appearance than the over-tight looks of the past, but several additional options are available to enhance your results further.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that addresses visible aging of the lower two-thirds of your face and neck.
A facelift can lift sagging skin and smooth deep wrinkles and folds for a rejuvenated look. It also eliminates fat that has fallen or migrated from your cheeks, corrects jowls that develop with age, and tightens drooping neck skin.
A mini facelift also addresses the lower two-thirds of your face but not your neck.
A mini facelift uses shorter incisions and is optimal for people with sagging that is too severe to be addressed using non-surgical methods but not lax enough to require a full facelift.
Facelift Combined With Other Facial Surgeries
Because a facelift only addresses the lower part of your face, you may want to add additional facial procedures to create a more balanced look.
Some of the options include:
- A forehead lift to smooth deep brow wrinkles and raise sagging eyebrows
- An eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) to address droopy eyelids and excess tissue around the eyes
- Fat grafting to replace volume loss in your face due to aging
These procedures can enhance your facelift results and give you a more refreshed appearance.
Facelift Combined With Non-surgical Treatments
If you aren’t ready for a brow lift or fat grafting, non-surgical treatments can also enhance your facelift results.
Remember that you’ll need to wait about six weeks after your facelift to receive BOTOX® Cosmetic and three to six months before receiving dermal fillers.
Why Fall Is the Perfect Time for a Facelift
With fall comes cooler temperatures and less time outside, but the hustle and bustle of the holidays has yet to begin.
There are several reasons why fall is a great time to get a facelift, including:
You Have Time to Recover Before the Holiday Season
Facelift recovery takes about a month, so an early fall procedure should have you more than ready for November and December holiday events.
Even if you add additional surgical procedures, noticeable bruising and swelling will have subsided significantly by week four following your surgery.
Cooler Weather Means More Coverage
Staying home and resting after your facelift is vital to healing, but if you must go out, you can easily cover your facial swelling with a scarf or a mask. Not only will you keep warm and even avoid catching a cold, but no one will be able to see visible swelling or bruising.
The Kids Are Back in School
Now that your home is quiet again after the busy summer months, it’s the perfect opportunity to do something for yourself. With your kids back in school, you have adequate time to rest and heal with less interruption.
Less Time in the Sun
Fall also means less time outside under the sun’s damaging rays. You should be careful about time in the sun whether you’ve had a facelift or not, but after a facelift, sun and fresh scars don’t mix.
Keeping your incision sites from sun exposure will prevent them from darkening and becoming more noticeable.
Learn More About Facelifts in New York City
No matter what type of cosmetic surgery you’re looking for, the highly trained and experienced surgeons at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts have you covered. Our boutique cosmetic surgery team provides support and compassion to every patient, ensuring you receive superior care and results.