The natural aging process, environmental stressors, gravity, and lifestyle choices can cause the skin and tissues of your face to begin to sag, which in turn causes wrinkles, jowls, loss of jawline definition, and other aesthetic concerns.
What Is a Facelift?
Facelift surgery is performed to lift sagging tissues in the midface and remove excess skin. An incision is typically made along the hairline in front of and behind the ear. The underlying fat, muscles, and other tissues are lifted, and then the skin is pulled taut. Facelift surgery is an excellent way to address cosmetic issues in the lower two-thirds of the face. However, the upper face can also show signs of aging that cannot be corrected with a facelift. Luckily, there are other procedures that can be combined with your facelift for overall facial rejuvenation.
For patients who have horizontal forehead lines, sagging brows, or other signs of aging around the eyes, there are two procedures that can be performed. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can be done on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. The incisions can be hidden in the crease of the eyelids. Under-eye bags and sagging upper eyelids can both be addressed by this procedure. A brow lift can be performed to lift sagging brows and smooth forehead lines.
Balance Your New Appearance
While many people pay attention to the signs of aging on their face, the neck is also an important area. Neglecting the appearance of the neck can cause an unbalanced aesthetic. Neck lift surgery is often combined with a facelift to avoid this issue.
If the contour of your face is imbalanced due to a receding chin, you may wish to have a chin implant inserted. These solid silicone implants can help augment the shape of the chin, giving you a more defined jawline and facial structure.
Some patients may not need to add another surgery to their treatment plan, but they may still wish to add another treatment. Fat grafting can be performed to restore volume to areas that have begun to look hollow, such as the cheeks or the temples. Fat is removed from one area of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, using liposuction. The fat is then purified and injected into the treatment site. This is a natural way of restoring volume, so there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
If skin texture is a concern, laser resurfacing may be a good option. Concentrated light energy is used to remove the damaged outer layers of tissue, revealing healthy skin underneath and encouraging the production of collagen. This treatment can help enhance your newly rejuvenated appearance.