A facelift procedure is a very delicate surgery and you should find a surgeon that is board certified and trained in this procedure. Equally important is finding a surgeon who can understand your aesthetic goals in order to give you the result you are looking for. The goal of a facelift is to reverse the effects of aging which are: deflation, descent and deterioration of skin quality.
A facelift procedure can be divided into 3 components: the upper face (brow), the midface (cheek area) and lower face (neck). Depending on your age and the genetics of your skin, you may need to treat only one or two or all three of these areas. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can also be combined with a facelift as well as some skin resurfacing techniques. The newest technique in facelift surgery is the addition of fat grafting which allows the surgeon to take fat from elsewhere on the body and re-inject it into the face in order to restore areas that have been deflated.
The three main components of a facelift are:
Upper facelift (brow lift surgery)
The goal of a brow lift is to bring the brow back to its youthful position as well as reduce wrinkles and creases of the forehead and brow area.
The goals of a mid facelift are to reposition the cheek fat to its youthful position as well as smooth out the wrinkles in the skin under the eyes and around the nose.
Lower facelift (neck lift surgery)
The goals of a neck lift are to improve the chin and neck outline by removing excess skin, addressing neck bands, double chin (from excess fat) and descent of the lower cheek over the jawline.
More on Facelifts:
- See before and after photos of facelifts
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Instructions before surgery
- Patient testimonials