Aging and environmental factors cause the skin and tissues of the face and neck to sag and wrinkle. Facelift surgery, also known as “rhytidectomy,” improves signs of aging to restore a more youthful face, chin, and neck.
The benefits of a facelift include:
– Feel more confident
– Look as young as you feel
– Appear more attractive and approachable
Diminished Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As the facial tissues are repositioned and excess skin is removed, facelift surgery diminishes fine lines and wrinkles to achieve smooth, youthful skin. This procedure improves creases below the lower eyelids and wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and chin, such as “smile lines,” “marionette lines,” and “smoker’s lines.”
Facelift surgery eliminates sagging skin in the midface and neck to restore a more attractive appearance. Once the facial tissues are uplifted, the skin is redraped over the new contours and excess skin is removed, leaving only taut, youthful-looking skin.
Improved Facial Contours
Fat often becomes displaced with age and may create jowls along the jawline and what appears to be a “double chin.” The facelift procedure removes or repositions these fat deposits and tightens the underlying muscles to produce more attractive and youthful facial structures.
Good candidates for facelift surgery have wrinkles and loose skin on their face and neck. Ideal candidates are in good overall health, do not smoke, and do not have any medical conditions that impair hearing. Potential patients should be optimistic and have realistic expectations of the procedure.