FACELIFT AFTER WEIGHT LOSS
After years of battling obesity, you wanted to get a bariatric operation. Although this operation facilitates a significant weight loss that is perfect for your well-being, it also has one side effect. When the body absorbs excess fat, the loss of this fat also results in excess skin in the body. Although it’s easy to cover areas around the stomach with baggy clothing, excess or sagging skin in the face isn’t that easy to hide. This excess loose skin can contribute to heavy lines, loss of facial volume, and contour as well as a “turkey neck.” These improvements can accelerate the aging process, and although you have a fresh, healthier look, you can also look older. In this situation, a facelift can only be a treatment to revitalize your face.
How weight loss changes your face?
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for good health, but many people are struggling to keep their weight in check. When you gain weight, the skin is stretched to support a rise in fat. Unfortunately, as you age, your skin loses collagen and elastin, making it less prone to “bounce back.” And, in cases of extreme weight gain, the skin simply isn’t able to shrink when you lose weight. For those who have undergone bariatric surgery, sagging skin is normal. Many prefer body contouring procedures to fix this excess skin, like a facelift. After significant weight loss, it is normal for more wrinkles and sagging to occur as facial volumes have decreased. Jowls and loose skin of the neck or “turkey neck” may be a new problem. A facelift will resolve all of these issues and give you the facial contour you want, along with restoring a more youthful look.
What a facelift does?
During your facelift, incisions are made around your natural hair to mask any scarring. Then, the plastic surgeon will tighten your facial muscles and reshape, reposition, and/or remove facial tissue to create a more youthful facial structure. Excess skin is then cut off and the remaining skin is repositioned for a more youthful, contoured look. The recovery from a facelift is relatively short. Most people with a facelift require about 14 days to rest and recover. It’s a tiny amount of time when you think about how much you’ve come to make you better. Achieving a healthy weight is vital to your health and quality of life. And if you’re ready to deal with the sagging skin around your face, a facelift can help.