facelift surgery is a procedure where the excess skin is removed to correct midface sagging, marionette lines, jowls, and a double chin.
Every year, hundreds of people undergo successful facelift surgery in The Clinic and are pleased with the results.
Am I a good candidate for a facelift?
If you have sagging skin in your midface and/or jawline if you show signs of facial aging and lines started to appear on your face, if your self-esteem would improve after this surgery, if you’re in good general health, then you are a good candidate for a facelift.
How is a facelift procedure performed?
Most facelift techniques focus on the lower facial areas, such as the jawline, jowls, and cheeks. A facelift can also focus on the midface or the forehead.
Today, many different techniques exist with outcomes that can be consistently reliable, safe, and durable. Your incisions will depend on the area of the face that is targeted and the amount of change you want.
Once the incisions are made, various degrees of ‘undermining’ of your skin are performed, and the deeper layers of your face are lifted. Undermining separates the overlying skin of the face and neck from the muscles and tissues deep to the skin. This frees or loosens facial and neck skin so it can be redraped at the end of the procedure, making sure skin is smooth.
Then, your surgeon will raise the skin from the temples, cheeks, and neck, and lift and reposition the underlying connective tissue, removing excess fat and skin. If this procedure is performed in conjunction with a neck lift, the surgeon will draw the neck muscles together, stitching them together at the midline to form a strong sling of muscles that supports the entire neck and jaw. Your surgeon may also include liposuction of the neck and jowls. Facial implants may be added to increase cheek or chin volume.
Finally, your surgeon redrapes the skin over the new underlying structure and closes the incisions with stitches and/or small metal clips. Where needed, drainage tubes may be inserted. A padded, supportive dressing is usually applied.
The goal of your aesthetic plastic surgeon and the entire staff is to help you achieve the most beautiful and natural-looking results and to make your surgical experience as easy and comfortable as possible.
What are my options?
There are several approaches to rhytidectomy surgery.
Your plastic surgeon will recommend an approach based on your goals and facial characteristics, including the shape of your face. The placement and length of incisions vary, depending on the facelift technique that best suits you. Your surgeon might find you appropriate for a ‘short scar’ facelift procedure in which a short incision is usually limited to the area around the ear.
What will my facelift incisions and scars be like?
Regardless of the type of facelift you undergo, you will have incisions that involve the skin around your ear.
Skin is then pulled back and the incision is closed.
Your surgeon will make incisions in your hairline at the temples, continuing down and around the front of your ears and hidden in the natural creases behind your ears in your lower hair-bearing scalp.
Your surgeon will make short incisions in your hairline, starting at your temples and continuing down and around the front of your ears, hidden in the natural creases. There may also be incisions in the lower eyelids, temporal area, or under the u