Facelift surgery is a procedure designed to restore a more youthful look by tightening the skin in the lower face and neck and removing major wrinkles. The procedure is performed with very discrete incisions around the ear. It involves tightening of facial and neck muscles and removal of any excess skin.
Facial wrinkles and skin sagging are a result of age, gravity, sun exposure and genetics. With time, fat distribution and collagen elasticity changes which results in deepened wrinkles and folds around the chin, jawline and neck.
A facelift can improve facial appearance and also has a dramatic effect on the neck, improving its contour and profile. A facelift can set back the clock 10-15 years. It is not a simple procedure and its recovery time is about 10-14 days.
If a patient is old enough to get a facelift, a patient might be old enough to need upper and lower eye surgery. Other common combination procedures on patients that get a facelift include a forehead and eyebrow lift and chin augmentation surgery. Facial fat grafting and full face laser resurfacing may enhance the results of a facelift dramatically.