What is a Facelift?
Facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to restore a more youthful facial appearance. To perform the surgery, a facial plastic surgeon will make incisions in necessary areas on the face; lift and tighten underlying muscles; then remove, redistribute, and/or sculpt the fat in your face to create a more aesthetically pleasing facial structure. A facelift surgery will not stop lip the aging process completely but it can slow it down.
When to Consider a Facelift?
A variety of factors influence and fast-track signs of aging in the face, including: loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, heredity, and stress. You should consider undergoing a facelift procedure if you have visible signs of aging in and around the face and neck area. These signs include:
- Sagging skin on the face and neck
- Double chin or “turkey neck
- Jowls in the cheek and jaw area
- Deep fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth
- Wrinkles on the face and neck
Facelifts are commonly performed in conjunction with brow lifts and eyelid surgery to restore maximum youthfulness to the entire face. If you are unsure about whether to undergo facelift surgery, call us to schedule a free consultation.
Mini facelifts, commonly referred to as weekend facelifts, are small facelifts designed for younger patients or patients who need only a minor correction. Mini facelifts can be done in our operating room under local anesthetic with oral sedation. To determine if you are a candidate for either a mini facelift or a traditional facelift depends on individual factors such as skin laxity, age, and sun damage.
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