As you age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and even the daily stress of life can show up in your face. Some of these changes aren’t pretty. Deep creases can form between your nose and mouth, your jaw line can get loose, and jowly and unsightly folds and fat deposits may appear around your neck.
A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy or meloplasty) can't stop this aging process, but it can set back the clock and improve the most visible signs of aging by repositioning excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or along with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.
A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may enhance your self-confidence in the process, but it can't give you a totally different look, nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth.
If you're considering a facelift, this outline will give you a basic understanding of the procedure when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Dr. Walker is more than happy to clarify any misunderstandings, please contact her office with any questions or concerns you may have.