There comes a point where we all lose that youthful appearance and begin to wish there was some way to get it back. Well, now there is. A face and neck lift, otherwise known as facial rejuvenation, is performed to reduce the visible signs of aging, and restore a youthful facial appearance. This procedure reduces wrinkles and corrects jowling and sagging and involves tightening the facial muscles and re-draping the skin on the face.
Why Choose a Face and Neck Lift
Gravity, the natural aging process, stress, plus sun exposure, can all take a toll on the skin. Over time, these factors cause the skin to lose elasticity, and also contribute to the deterioration of the underlying structure. This leads to lax skin, deflated facial features, as well as wrinkles and fine lines. Forehead lines, crow’s feet, and sagging skin around the neck are some of the common signs of aging that can be corrected with this procedure.
What happens during the surgery?
Facelift surgery is also known as rhytidectomy, and reshapes the lower third of the face. Depending on the amount of correction to be done, surgery can be performed under general or local anaesthesia, on an outpatient basis.
In the case of a traditional facelift, incisions are made along the hairline to ensure that they are not easily visible after surgery. During a facial rejuvenation with fat grafting procedure, excess skin is removed from the face and neck, deep facial tissues are tightened, and volume is added to the cheeks and jawline.
What can you expect after the procedure?
Patients can expect some pain and bruising, which normally clears within a few days. Most patients are extremely happy with the results of surgery, and like their rejuvenated appearance.
New techniques used in rejuvenation procedures
At present there are now newer, more advanced options to the traditional procedure, including:
- Laser-assisted surgery: Technological advances have led to the development of laser-assisted face and neck lifts. These procedures utilize laser technology to remove fatty tissue and tighten the skin.
- Endoscopic surgery: The endoscope has also been incorporated into traditional facelift procedures, resulting in less trauma and reduced recovery time.
Make an appointment with us today
This surgery can make you look great at any age, and while it cannot stop the aging process, it will make you look noticeably younger. If you are interested in having a face and neck lift done, or want to learn more about other procedures such as liposuction or butt lifts, do give Dr. Marco a call today to schedule your personalized consultation.