Throughout your life, your facial skin tends to become looser and saggier. This contributes to the look of aging. However, you do not have to look aged and worn. There are numerous cosmetic procedures that can grant you a more youthful look, and thanks to new technology, they are more advanced -- and easier to heal from -- than ever before. One of these procedures is a facelift. Here are four signs you could use a facelift procedure.
1. Your jawline is less defined.
When you are young, you tend to have a crisp, defined jawline as your skin clings tightly to your jaw bones. As you age, the jawline may begin to look saggy as your skin loosens. If you can pinch and pull up on skin that is hanging below your chin, or if you feel like you've begun to develop jowls, the only real solution for this problem is a facelift procedure.
2. The skin to the sides of your eyes is saggy.
Often, people first develop crow's feet, or fine lines, on the outsides of their eyes. Then, as they continue to age, the skin to the outsides of the eyes becomes even looser and more flexible. It starts to sag, making your eyes look like they are hooded or resulting in a droopy look, depending on the person. You may also notice that your cheeks look loose and saggy beneath your eyes.
3. You are shocked by your reflection in the mirror.
Some people age and do not mind the way their look changes. Others are shocked by their appearance and no longer feel like it looks like them. If you feel a sense of shock or disappointment each time you look in the mirror, this suggests that your changing appearance bothers you, so a facelift might be in order.
4. You've tried other remedies, but to no avail.
Sometimes, less invasive treatments correct sagging and looseness enough to make you happy with your appearance. Have you tried injectable fillers to correct the bagginess near your eyes or a firming cream to ease the sagging at your jawline? If you have already experimented with other, less invasive remedies and are not pleased with the results, then it is time for you to consider a facelift.
To learn more about facelifts and whether you are a good candidate for surgery, talk to a plastic surgeon in your area.