More than any other part of the body, the face tends to fall prey to the tolls of time. Sun exposure, loss of elastic tissue, gravity, and the stresses of daily life gradually make their mark as we age: jowls begin to develop under the jaw; the creases between the mouth and nose begin to deepen; the skin on the face and neck becomes looser and begins to sag; even the muscles that lie under the skin begin to deteriorate and change the way we look.
Luckily, there’s an effective procedure that can erase some of the damage that age inflicts upon our faces: the facelift.
While traditional facelifts concentrated solely on the skin—a practice that often rsulted in a pulled, tight look—today’s facelifts concentrate on the deeper, underlying layers of the skin. When I perform a facelift, I adjust the muscles and fat beneath the skin that are contributing to the skin’s drooping. Once the deeper layers are dealt with, the skin itself can be moved easily back into place without the risk of creating the unnatural look most patients wish to avoid. The end result is a more rested, youthful appearance, with none of the plasticity some identify with traditional facelifts.
According to a study published last year in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)), patients who have undergone facelifts report looking an average of 12 years younger after their procedure. If that sounds like something you’re interested in experiencing, feel free to set up a free consultation at my offices to discuss your options!