Historically, facelift surgery has been conducted to address moderate to severe facial aging. Even in light of the various devices that have been developed to postpone the need for facelift surgery, this procedure continues to be popular due to the long-lasting results it can achieve. If the idea of a facelift has crossed your mind, one of best things you can do now is become informed about what a surgical lift can do and what it can’t.
A facelift can improve various areas of the face.
Traditional facelift techniques have largely focused on lifting superficial tissue and removing excess skin in order to create a tighter appearance. Not anymore. Experienced plastic surgeons like Dr. D’Amico perform facelifts in a customized way that achieves the best results for each patient. For widespread improvement from the eyes to the jawline, a full facelift may be performed. This procedure doesn’t just tighten skin, it corrects the drooping position of the strong support tissue deeper beneath the surface. A mid-face lift can also improve the appearance of the eye area, as well as the cheeks and temples. If the neck is an area of concern, an incision can be made in the lower face to lift skin and improve the contours beneath the chin and along the jawline.
The facelift itself can only make use of what you’ve got.
The outcome of facelift surgery is achieved by repositioning fatty tissue, lifting muscular tissue, and redraping the skin. Each of these steps in a facelift makes use of existing tissue. By itself, a facelift cannot accentuate areas of the face that have flattened or become hollow. Fortunately, it is still possible to restore more youthful contouring using dermal fillers and other techniques.
Facelift surgery cannot get rid of fine lines and wrinkles.
Some facelift techniques can minimize or eliminate undereye puffiness. However, most facelifts do not correct fine lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet or fine lines around the lips. Non-surgical techniques such as dermal filler injections, Ultherapy, and laser resurfacing may be considered to further enhance the results of facelift surgery.