As people age, exposure to the sun, the stresses of daily life and the effects of gravity can be sometimes seen in their faces. Deep creases may form between the nose and mouth; the jaw line will grow slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits may appear around the neck.
A facelift (which is technically known as rhytidectomy) can’t stop this aging process., but it can “set back the clock,” improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.
If you’re considering a facelift, this information will give you a basic understanding of the facelift procedure – when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask Dr. Lesavoy about anything you don’t understand.