Age and gravity are the two biggest causes of changes in a person’s appearance. Of course, as bodies age the elasticity of the skin on all parts of the body lessens. Muscles weaken and when gravity is added into the mix, then parts of the body start to droop and sag too, as it is pulled down by this force. These effects, particularly on the face, can cause a person to look older than their years, and usually it is at this time that consideration is given to alternative help. People search for ways to rejuvenate the skin, improve elasticity, or consider a facial rhytidectomy, or a facelift, as it is more commonly known.
Gravity Has A Lot To Answer For!
Gravity plays a major part in your appearance. The longer you are on the earth and subject to the gravity, the more it pulls on your body, outwardly affecting your skin. For example, gravity will eventually cause the skin around your jawline and neck to sag. It also accounts for drooping eyelids.
Your Skin Is Losing Elasticity
You may not notice it at first, but gradually you will notice that your skin is losing its elasticity. Your hands are generally the first place you notice this. As you pinch the skin gently you will notice that it does not immediately spring back into place like it did when you were younger. This process is happening all over your body and is a natural part of the aging process. Although it cannot be stopped, there are procedures that can help tighten skin when this happens.
We will all develop wrinkles to some extent, but the rate and amount can vary enormously from person to person. Most people will develop lines around the brow and forehead, around the eyes and lips. Sometimes these lines can be quite deep and sunken, especially if a person frowns a lot or changes their facial expression when concentrating or focusing for long periods of time.
Gravity can also cause the muscles to slacken in many areas of the body, particularly if there is little or no exercise. The face is one of the first places that shows the effect of gravity. Some people undertake jaw and facial exercises to help keep the muscles in their face taut, but this does require a lot of effort and is not always successful.
Drastic Weight Loss
If you have lost a lot of weight due to illness, pregnancy, or because you wanted to or needed to, then this will have a marked effect on your face. In fact, it can cause your face shape to change completely. The skin on your face and neck will loosen as the fat underneath is removed and this can contribute to making you look older than your years and can affect your confidence and self-esteem.
How Can A Facelift Help?
A facelift is a surgical operation undertaken by a qualified surgeon, such as Robert Fischer, designed to tighten your skin and lift the loose skin of your face below the eyes. This can often be done in conjunction with a browlift or a necklift. Your surgeon will be able to advise you on the best procedures available to help you.
This article was not written by Dr. Robert S. Fischer M.D and may not represent his views. To talk to Dr. Robert S. Fischer M.D. please contact the office directly.