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Facelift / Necklift Surgery
Facelift and necklift surgery can be one of the most exciting and satisfying surgeries cosmetic surgeons perform. It is the mommy makeover for the face. Common complaints from patients who seek facial rejuvenation surgery include, “ I look tired, I look older than I feel, or I simply want to look younger”. There are three components to the aging face, all of which should be addressed during rejuvenation surgery.
The first component is the underlying structures that support the face. That being the fascia and the muscle commonly known collectively as the SMAS or superficial muscular aponeurotic system. This structure is the main underlying component altered during most commonly performed facelifts. Some surgeons simply tighten the smas while others perform a deeper dissection known as a deep plane facelift which adds additional tightening to these tissues without having a stretched or pulled look. The second component of aging is the skin. The skin is the canvas that we all see, and environmental factors and genetics play a key role in how the skin ages. Also skin types, such as scandinavian, or skin of color, age differently, and will be treated differently during the rejuvenation process. Volume is the third component to restoration of the aging face. Temporal areas hollow out, while jowls, often have more than a desired amount of fat. By performing liposcupture, liposuction, and fat grafting a more natural, pleasing lift can be accomplished.
Who is a Candidate for a Facelift / Necklift?
Intended Results of a Facelift / Necklift
Procedure Description for Facelift / Necklift
Recovery and Healing for a Facelift / NeckLift
Other Options for Facelift / Necklift
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
Reviewed by J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS