Also known as Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure.
A traditional Face Lift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck and underlying tissue is repositioned, commonly the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted. Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away.
A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.
The incisions will be closed with sutures that may dissolve or may need to be removed after a few days. Some surgeons use skin glues to seal the incisions. Once healed, the incision lines from a Face Lift are well concealed within the hairline and in the natural contours of the face and ear.
The visible improvements of a Face Lift appear once swelling and bruising subside. Your final result should not only restore a more youthful and rested appearance, but also help you feel more confident about yourself.
Also, you will need to apply daily sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will help extend the results of your Face Lift.