What is a Facelift?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, improves the aging face in the upper and lower portions as well as the neck. Primary areas of interest include a sagging middle face, creases below the eyes and nose, loss of skin tone creating lower face jowls, and hanging skin underneath the chin. Genetics, gravity, stress, and sub exposure can accelerate the aged face in certain patients. After undergoing a facelift, individual features can be redefined, leaving a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Traditionally, the facelift incision will begin at each temple and travel below and around the ear. Skin is then tightened and excess skin is removed before suturing is performed. In addition, a deeper layer called the SMAS may be separately divided and lifted. Fat grafting to selected areas can complement the procedure. The neck may also be opened by a small incision in order to tighten problem areas beneath the chin. These scars often heal very well and are concealed within the hairline and natural lines of the face.
Face Lift Instructions
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