Noticing sagging skin on your neck and face after a dramatic loss of weight? When a person loses weight, numerous areas of the body are affected, including the face and neck. To correct this excess drooping skin, many people come to The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles for the facelift procedure.
What Causes Loose Skin on Your Face After Weight Loss?
The skin tissues contain collagen and elastin protein. Collagen makes up most of the skin structure and provides firmness and strength to it, while elastin provides elasticity and helps with the firmness of the skin. Unfortunately, the production of these proteins declines over time.
When overweight people lose a lot of weight, skin without enough elasticity cannot shrink to meet the body’s new contours, so excess skin hangs from the body. It has been observed that the greater the weight loss, the more pronounced the loose skin effect.
A Facelift After Drastic Weight Loss
A facelift, which is clinically known as a rhytidectomy, is a way to surgically tighten the loose skin on the face and make it look perky and firm. The goal of this surgery is to improve the overall appearance of the face and jaw.
The procedure will be conducted at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles. At the start of the procedure, anesthesia will be administered to the patient. Following this, incisions will be created in key regions of the face, allowing the surgeon access to the underlying tissues.
Your surgeon will lift and tighten the underlying muscles of the face and create more appealing and youthful contours. They will also remove excess fat and skin that appear after drastic weight loss. The overall goal is to rejuvenate the facial structure.
The Recovery Process
Before your procedure at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles, your surgeon will instruct you on the proper ways to take care of your face during your facelift recovery process. You will have to deal with temporary swelling and bruising for a time. Be careful to not injure the area, and avoid any sort of prolonged exposure to the sun.
After around two weeks of healing, you may be ready to return to your work. After three to six weeks, your healing process should be complete.
Ways to Preserve Your Results
- It will help to wash your face with a scrub weekly to remove dead cells and increase blood circulation. This will aid in the formation of new collagen protein, which will help to boost your skin’s elasticity. You also need to apply a moisturizer or skin-firming cream to help you retain your skin’s moisture.
- You can build lean muscles on your face and neck by eating a lot of lean protein, which can be found in poultry and seafood. This keeps your skin healthy while also decreasing fat and filling sagging areas.
- There are some natural extracts like soy extract, aloe vera extract, and yeast extract that you can apply to your face after each cleansing. These natural products can help in firming the skin by increasing the production of collagen.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
When you meet with your surgeon at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles for a facelift consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your aesthetic goals in greater detail. You’ll also learn more about the procedure and its many benefits. To schedule your consultation, contact us today.