Many people in their forties, fifties and beyond can notice a big difference in their face after significant weight loss. While their body may be smaller and more fit, they can seem to age decades due to the weight loss. Facelifts after large amounts of weight loss can be different than the typical facelift procedure. It is important to understand the difference before seeking a facelift after weight loss.
When a large amount of weight is lost, the face is one of the first places to become thinner. Since the skin on the face is more delicate than other areas of the body, it can lose its elasticity and have more trouble bouncing back after weight loss. This can result in not just sagging skin; the tissues under skin can be stretched and sag as well.
A traditional facelift that only lifts the skin may not be the best option after significant weight loss. The results can quickly fade, or they may not look natural as the tissue underneath the skin has moved. A deep plane facelift that carefully shifts both the fat and tissue as well as the skin to a more elevated level is a better option. It offers more substantial, sustainable results that will look more natural for the patient.
If you have lost a large amount of weight, congratulations on becoming healthier and fitter in your later years. However, if you want your face to match your more youthful figure, talk to an experienced facial plastic surgeon that offers deep plane facelifts. You can regain a more youthful facial appearance to enhance your weight loss results.
Posted on behalf of:
Sanaz Harirchian, M.D
9230 Katy Freeway Suite 600
Spring Vally Village, TX 77055