You look in the mirror and see your own reflection staring back at you. You know very well this isn’t the person you want to be; however, you don’t believe there’s anything you can do about it. Well, there’s something you can do about it, and it’s not too late. A facelift may be the right solution for you. It’ll make you look younger and more attractive in a heartbeat. Since there are a few different ways you can go about achieving these results, you’ll want to first know a little bit about the procedures. Then, you can make an informed decision regarding them. Which techniques are the most popular these days? Here are a few that could prove to be a good match for you and your unique circumstances.

What These Techniques Are

Before you go to have your facelift surgery done, you should know what to expect ahead of time. This will help you feel at ease and well-prepared. First, you’ll receive some type of pain relief treatment. Depending on which one your doctor chooses, you’ll either undergo intravenous sedation or be put under anesthesia. You can trust him on this because he knows what will work for you and what won’t.

Once you’ve been given one of these two methods of pain relief, you can expect the surgery to begin at any moment. Your doctor will take into account the precise procedure that you’ve chosen. Whether you decided to go with the traditional facelift, the limited incision facelift, or the neck lift, he’ll be sure to adjust his techniques accordingly. First, he’ll make the incision. For a traditional facelift, he’ll start cutting along the hairline of the temples and bring the incision to the ear area. Once he reaches the lower part of your scalp, he’ll stop. After this, he makes sure the skin is tightened over the uplifted contours, and the excess skin gets removed as soon as possible.

For a limited incision, your doctor’s techniques will vary a bit. For example, he’ll make a shorter incision at the temples. Since a limited incision procedure only slightly resembles a full facelift, it’s often called a mini-lift. If your doctor sees that you have less skin relaxation than he deems necessary, he’ll likely recommend this type of surgery for you.

Let’s not forget the neck lift. This procedure is performed a little differently than the previous two. Your doctor will make an incision in front of your ear lobe before bringing it around to the back of your ear. This technique may be simple, but it’s extremely effective in bringing back the smooth, youthful appearance of your neck that’s been lost through aging.

Final Steps

Finally, your doctor will use sutures to close the incisions he made over your skin. He’ll have you come back in a few days to get them removed, or he’ll simply ask that you let them dissolve on their own. You don’t need to worry about this, though, since either one of these options will work perfectly fine. Are you concerned about any potential scarring? It’s certainly a legitimate concern to have for any operation that you’re about to undergo. When it comes to getting a facelift, however, you don’t need to worry about the unsightly appearance of noticeable scars. The reason for this is that the incision marks are successfully hidden in your hairline, as well as the contours of your face and ears.

The Results

Once the swollen and bruised areas heal well enough, you’ll start to see results. You should expect the final results to show up in four to six months, though. At this time, you’ll start to see your confidence building up again. Your successful facelift surgery will make you feel much better about yourself and the way you look. You’ll be shocked by what you see the next time you catch a glimpse of yourself in that mirror. Without all the wrinkles, lines, and sagging, you may not be able to recognize yourself at first.

You want to look young and beautiful again, and you want this more than anything. By learning what the most popular facelift techniques are, you’ll be ready to take action sooner rather than later. The best version of you is in your reach, so hurry up and get it.

Dr. Andrew Jacono is considered to be one of New York City’s top plastic surgeons. He is Dual Board Certified and performs Reconstructive Surgery, as well as other procedures, on Long Island’s Gold Coast and in Manhattan.