A facelift involves tightening and lifting the skin on the face to give the face a rejuvenated appearance. With a facelift, a plastic surgeon aims to redefine the midface (nasolabial folds), jaw line and improve the neck of the patient. The procedure involves redraping the skin and possibly the fascial layer below the skin in the region of the cheek, jaw and/or the neck region.
Patients that would benefit from a face lift are those who have facial wrinkles, sagging skin in the cheek, jaw or neck region. As we age we lose collagen and elasticity in our skin and this contributes to facial aging and facial wrinkles. Sun exposure also contributes to facial lines. Although a facelift will not stop the effects of aging, it does restore the face to a more youthful appearance.
There are several different types of facelifts to be considered. Dr. Webb will consult with you to determine which is the best choice for you.