What is a Facelift?
15 September 2021
A facelift is a surgical procedure that restores sagging tissues to a more youthful position. An expertly performed facelift will reverse the age-related changes to the face in a natural and long lasting manner.
What are the common age-related changes to the face?
- Marionette lines
- Loss of definition along the jawline
- Deepening of the nasolabial fold
- Flattening and sagging cheeks
- Fullness and excessive skin in the neck
- Neck bands
Why are there so many different techniques for facelifting and which one is the best?
Generally speaking, there are older and newer facelift techniques. The earliest facelifts involved cutting skin only and the results were unnatural and failed within a year. The next iteration involved taking trimming and tightening the layer of tissue under the skin called the SMAS. This technique was superior to the skin only technique but still fell short in many ways. The most advanced technique for reversing the signs of aging is the deep plane facelift. This technique fully releases the sagging issues and restores them to a more natural and youthful position. There is no unnecessary tension and pulling on the skin, thus eliminating the overly pulled, tight and operated-on appearance. This technique is more technically challenging and I am fortunate to have trained with and learned from the leading authorities on the deep plane facelift.