What Is a Facelift?
Facelift surgery reverses the effects of aging, stress, gravity, and sun exposure by eliminating excess facial fat and tightening and adjusting the facial tissues. Men and women who have sagging facial tissues and fat pockets in the face and neck can benefit from the rejuvenating effects of facelift surgery. The facelift procedure may be combined with a brow lift, eyelid lift, rhinoplasty, or other facial procedures according to the patient’s desires and goals.
The Benefits of Facelift Surgery
- Rejuvenates the face and neck
- Reverses signs of aging
- Improves facial contours
- Restores youthful confidence
Achieved With Facelift Surgery
Fine lines, wrinkles, deep creases, and folds can occur with facial aging. The facelift procedure tightens the facial tissues and removes excess skin to correct skin laxity and smooth and tighten the remaining skin and tissues. The results are smoother, tighter skin and fewer lines and wrinkles on your face and neck.
Fat pockets and skin laxity can cause the face to lose its youthful definition and contours. With facelift surgery, facial definition is enhanced by removing excess, sagging skin and tightening the facial tissues. Elimination of sagging jowls and displaced fat gives the face a more slender, youthful, and defined appearance.
Facelift surgery can help you to look more youthful. This surgery removes excess fat, tightens the skin, and adjusts the facial tissues so that they rest more naturally and youthfully on your facial structure. After the procedure, your skin will look and feel taut, your wrinkles will be gone, and your face will look years younger.
Facelift surgery also enhances the neck. Neck muscle banding, fat pockets, and sagging jowls can cause the neck to look older and less defined. The facelift procedure corrects each of these issues to produce a more slender and youthful neck with improved definition and shape.
The Facelift Procedure
Dr. Chin will tailor your facelift surgery to meet your unique anatomy, preferences, and needs. The procedure will center on highlighting your unique bone structure while working with your facial tissues and underlying muscle tone. Each facelift procedure typically takes several hours and may be performed in two separate sessions if necessary. First, Dr. Chin will make an incision that begins at the temple above the hairline, continues down behind the ears, and then ends behind the earlobes in the lower scalp. Next, he will separate the skin from the underlying tissues and trim away excess fat and skin to improve facial contour. Finally, he will tighten the facial muscles and tissues so that the face will look and feel more youthful, fuller, and attractive.