Facial Plastic Surgery
for a more youthful appearance
A facelift is the most comprehensive approach to treating facial wrinkles and sagging caused by aging. The surgery varies in range from minimally invasive to more extensive, sophisticated surgery. A face lift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissues and muscle and re-drapes the skin on the face and neck. It can correct sagging, marionette lines, jowls and a double chin, so it’s not surprising that every year thousands of people undergo successful face-lift surgery and are pleased with the results.
Fat maybe reduced, redistributed or grafted to restore the soft fullness and rounded features of a younger face and soften deep facial folds or creases. Skin is also repositioned and excess skin may be reduced.
A facelift is a highly individualized procedure specific to your aging features and the desired improvement you hope to achieve. There are many techniques, incision variations and complements to a facelift.
Flattening, lengthening or sagging of the mid face, jaw line and neck that develops with aging is commonly treated with a full facelift. Incisions generally begin within the hairline at the temples, continue down along the natural curve of the ear, under and behind the earlobe and horizontally back into the hairline behind the ear.
A small incision beneath the chin and possible addition of neck liposuction techniques may be added to improve a double chin and the appearance of the neck.
Limited aging conditions may be treated with limited incisions. Incision patterns may be similar but abbreviated versions of a facelift incision, or may be customized to your specific conditions and anatomy. Common short scar techniques include variations or combinations of these incision patterns: at the temples within the hairline, extending from the temples behind the ear, along the curve of the ear.
An endoscope or a special surgical instrument is often used with more limited incisions to assist the surgeon in visualizing and reaching distant anatomies.
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