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No one likes to admit they are getting older, so much so that we wish we could halt the aging process altogether. Unfortunately, even at-home treatments cannot prevent facial aging from occurring. As we age, we begin to notice sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and other unflattering imperfections. While the effects of aging can take their toll, thankfully there are cosmetic procedures that can help. Facelift surgery is designed to rejuvenate the face to make a person look and feel younger.

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What Is Facelift Surgery?

Facelift surgery is an extensive procedure that requires excess skin to be removed from the lower section of your face all the way up to the mid face. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, facelift surgery can make a person look 12 years younger by significantly tightening the fascial system and skin. Facelift surgery can also provide you with the following benefits:

  • Restored youthful appearance
  • Noticeable improvement of sagging jowls
  • Removal of vertical banding on the neck
  • Improved volume in the mid face

Is Facelift Surgery Right For Me?

There are several different types of facelift surgeries available depending on your aesthetic goals and the amount of correction that is needed. For example, your surgery can range from a mini facelift that targets early signs of aging in the jowls and lower face to a traditional facelift that can achieve extensive rejuvenation in the following areas:

  • Jawline
  • Jowls
  • Mid face
  • Cheeks
  • Neck

Dr. Chin will provide you with a facelift experience that is tailored specifically to your goals and your unique facial anatomy. He will examine your bone structure, skin texture, and underlying muscle tone to create a surgical plan that will help you look like you again!

How Is Facelift Surgery Performed?

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Facelift surgery can take several hours to perform and uses intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia to ensure maximum comfort. During your procedure, incisions will be made discreetly along the hairline at the temples, continue behind your ears, and end on the lower scalp. Your skin will then be separated from the underlying fat. The skin is trimmed, and the fat may be suctioned away using liposuction or directly excised to improve the contours of your face and jawline. The underlying tissues (fascial system) of the face and neck are then tightened to lift the supporting tissues, and the remaining skin is pulled back. Any excess skin that remains will be trimmed away, resulting in a natural, more youthful appearance.

Enhance Your Look With Other Procedures

While facelift surgery can provide stunning results, you might feel like you need just a little bit more enhancement. Additional surgical and nonsurgical procedures can be combined with your facelift procedure for optimal results, balancing the look of the upper and lower face to give you a more rested appearance. These procedures include:

 

Dr. Chin can address all questions and concerns during your consultation. He will help you decide if your goals can be accomplished through one or more procedures.

To find out if you are a candidate for facelift surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Chin by calling (559) 435-9646.