As you age,your face sags and looses
volume.A facelift can reduce sagging skin on the face and neck, helping
these areas to appear firmer and fresher. Your bone structure, heredity and
skin texture all play a role in how many "years" a facelift can "remove"
and, to some extent, influence how long will it last.This surgery can be
done under local of general anaesthesia.
This surgery is done on one side at a time, through incisions that are
placed in the hairline, in front of or partially within the ears as well as
behind the ears. The incisions are designed to keep the resultant scars as
invisible as possible. If needed, tightening of sagging muscles is also
performed. The skin is then redraped and excess removed. Most of the scars
will be well hidden within the hairline or within the normal lines and
creases around the ears.
Patients who do not have a significant amount of excess skin sometimes may
be candidates for an endoscopic facelift which is a minimally invasive
surgery. Using an endoscope, the plastic surgeon can smooth the skin and
tighten the muscles through very small incisions that are easily concealed.
Depending on which areas of the face and neck require correction, incisions
may be placed in the lower eyelid, upper gum line, beneath the chin or
behind the ears.