What is a facelift?
Loss of collagen, elasticity, and fat volume with aging can lead to a sagging or hollowed facial appearance. Contours become less defined, and jowls, vertical neck bands, and loose neck skin can begin to form. The facelift is a facial plastic surgery to address these issues and restore a more youthful appearance to the face and neck.
Am I a candidate for a facelift?
The goal of a facelift is to make you look like a younger, refreshed version of yourself. You may be a good candidate for facelift surgery if you:
- Are in good general health
- Have facial skin that has retained some elasticity and flexibility
- Have aesthetically balanced underlying bone structure
- Want to restore a more youthful, aesthetically pleasing appearance to the face and neck
What can I expect with a facelift?
A facelift procedure involves tightening of the skin and soft tissues from the cheekbones to the clavicle (collar bone) to improve the cheeks, jowl line, and neck. However, a cheek lift or neck lift can be performed separately if only one area needs treatment.
A facelift is performed under general anesthesia or conscious sedation in two to five hours, depending on your individual needs.
- Incisions are custom-tailored to the patient, carefully placed, and concealed in the natural creases behind and in front of the ears.
- The skin and connective tissues are elevated off the underlying structures and re-draped to restore a more youthful appearance.
- Excess skin and tissue are removed, and the incisions closed with absorbable sutures.
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At what age should I consider a facelift?
There is no set age to have a facelift. You may consider undergoing this surgery if you are in good general health and have excess skin or sagging of the face. On average, patients have facelifts in their 40s to 60s, but the procedure can also be performed on many older people.+
How much younger will I look after a facelift?
Facelift surgery cannot stop the aging process, but it can help “turn back the clock” on your facial appearance. Results can vary from patient to patient, depending on several factors, including underlying bone structure, lifestyle, and the condition of the skin. Dr. Ardesh performs facelift surgery to create a natural, rejuvenated, refreshed appearance of the face and neck.+
Will a facelift leave my mouth corners looking tight or pulled?
At Ardesh Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Ardesh uses advanced surgical techniques to achieve natural-looking results in a facelift. This procedure is not designed to pull the skin tight or alter the corners of your mouth.+
Will a facelift reduce the appearance of lines in the forehead and around the eyes?
A facelift is performed to address the area from the cheekbones to the upper neck. It does not affect the appearance of the upper third of the face. If you have sagging of the brow or excess skin and lines around the eyes, Dr. Ardesh may recommend a brow lift or eyelid surgery to correct the problem.+