The face and neck are the most important part of an individual’s overall look, but unfortunately they are the first to show signs of aging. However, you can get a fresh and smooth look by tightening the underlying muscles, re-contouring the skin and by removing the excess fat from your face, neck and forehead.
A face lift provides more dramatic results than non-surgical options, giving the face a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. This procedure is ideal for common signs of aging such as the presence of deep creases around the eyes and mouth, sagging skin around the midface, and decreased muscle tone with the presence of jowls along the jaw-line.
A forehead lift smoothens the skin, removing expression lines above the eyebrows and just above the nose. The eyebrows are often lifted to give the face a more alert, refreshed appearance. For sagging eyelids, a blepharoplasty procedure may be recommended.
Candidates / Indications:
Most people are good candidates for a face lift if they are in good health. An ideal face lift candidate:
- Has sagging tissues that can be treated with a facelift
- Is looking for high-quality, long-term results
- Is in good general health
- Is near their ideal weight
- Does not have health conditions that may increase risks
- Does not smoke
- Is not taking medications or supplements that may increase risks
In addition to your health, it is crucial that you have facial aging symptoms that a facelift can treat, such as:
- Excess or sagging skin in the neck
- Marionette lines
- Hollows under the eyes
- Nasolabial folds
In the traditional face lift, an incision is made in front of the ear beginning at the temple and continuing around the ear to the lower scalp or base of the hair line. Fat is removed or sculpted around the contours of the face and the muscles may be lifted. The skin is set over the elevated contours and excess skin is removed. In some circumstances an additional incision is made under the chin.
However, as an alternative to the traditional facelift, in the limited incision method shorter incisions are made at the temples and around the ears. Incisions may also be made in the lower eyelid and upper lip.
A Neck Lift addresses excess skin beneath the neck and hanging at the jowls. An incision is made in front of the ear lobe, ending at the base of the hairline. Excess skin is removed to give the neck a firmer appearance.
For Forehead lift, incisions are made along the hair line and upper eyelid.
Within two to four weeks swelling and bruising will subside. Healing should be complete after one to two months and incision remarks will fade within a year.