A facelift is the most comprehensive approach to treating facial wrinkles and sagging caused by aging. The surgery varies in range from minimally invasive ‘lunchtime lifts’ to more extensive, sophisticated surgery. A facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissues and muscle and redrapes skin on the face and neck. It can correct midface sagging, marionette lines, jowls and a double chin, maintaining its reputation as the ‘gold standard’ for facial rejuvenation. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful facelift surgery and are pleased with the results.
When to Consider a Facelift
If you feel that your face does not reflect your youthful spirit and energy level.
If you determine that your facial sagging and excess skin is a social or career obstacle.
If you show signs of facial aging but still have some skin elasticity.
One day you look in the mirror and realize that time, gravity, sun exposure and heredity have taken a toll and you simply do not look like yourself any more.
A facelift can improve many areas of the face in one surgery.
Can last for ten years or more and can make you appear ten to fifteen years younger.
Can re-contour the neck and jawline better than all other techniques.
A facelift will not create a ‘new’ you, just a younger version of yourself.
There will be some downtime associated with this procedure.
Depending on your age and skin type, you may want a secondary procedure later on.
Am I a good candidate for a facelift?
The following are some common facial characteristics that make you an appropriate candidate for a facelift:
Sagging skin in your midface and/or jawline
Deep creases extending from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds)
Lines extending from each corner of your mouth down your chin (marionette lines)
Facial fat (volume) that has fallen or is displaced
Sagging and loss of muscle tone in the lower face, resulting in jowls
A double chin, resulting from loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw