A facelift can help give you a more youthful look and help you feel more confident as you age. With each passing year, your face may begin to sag and begin to show its age. A facelift can help you get that youthful look back again using a minimally invasive procedure.
What Is a Ponytail Facelift?
A ponytail facelift is a sculpting and shaping technique on the neck and face. It is as if someone created a tight, high ponytail that pulls your face up and back. The procedure is done by making small incisions within the hairline where they will not be seen. Small sections of skin may be removed to eliminate excess or loose skin that is a result of the aging process.
Unlike a traditional facelift, the ponytail method will not address issues of loose skin on the neck or face. The ponytail lift differs from a traditional facelift in many ways. The first is that it is less invasive than a traditional facelift. A regular facelift is done using incisions around the ears. It often involves the removal of a larger section of skin, which results in more scarring.
The advantage of the ponytail method is that you can wear a ponytail after surgery without worrying about the scars showing. The procedure lifts the temples, jowls, and midface and is perfect for those who are just beginning to show signs of the aging process.
Causes of Skin Aging
The process of facial aging begins in the 30s and continues throughout the remainder of your lifespan. Three processes are responsible for facial aging. One of them is environmental. This is due to the effects of the environment on your skin. The environment can cause fine lines and wrinkles to begin to appear. These are some of the earliest signs of aging. In many cases, these signs of aging will respond to non-surgical techniques, such as dermal fillers and other non-invasive techniques.
Another factor that speeds up the aging process of the skin is dynamic aging. This is due to movement of the face, such as smiling, raising your eyebrows, puckering, or frowning. Over time, the skin’s elasticity is lost, and these activities cause lines to form that do not go away.
The third factor that causes your skin to age is gravity. This happens to the brow, eyelids, cheeks, and jowls. It also causes well-defined smile lines to form. The effects of gravity on the skin are typically the last to appear, and they can be the most difficult to correct.
Preparing for the Ponytail Facelift
The facelift is a surgical procedure, and it will require you to adhere to some rules and follow some procedures. For instance, if you are a smoker, you will be advised to refrain from smoking for at least a month before the procedure. It is also important to be at a healthy weight and discuss any chronic conditions with your medical team before the surgery. You will not be able to eat anything after midnight before the surgery.
It is also important to have realistic expectations both before and after the procedure. You should ask questions about the results you can expect and inform your surgeon about any chronic medical conditions or medication that you are currently taking. You will want to arrange for some time to recover and heal after the procedure.
The average time for the procedure is around three hours. You will then be sent to recovery. Most people can go home the same day. Your surgeon will likely prescribe an oral analgesic and antibiotic for some time after surgery. This procedure causes only minimal scarring, and it is hidden by the hairline.
A ponytail lift produces long-term results and can be customized to produce the best results for you. The extent of the incision will depend on the amount of skin that needs to be removed to tighten the skin and produce the desired results. Many who undergo the procedure are most pleased with the hidden scars that allow them to be able to wear their hair away from their face. If you have been considering a facelift, it might be time to discuss a ponytail lift with your surgeon.