Folds or wrinkles may appear between the mouth and nose, loose skin and extra fat (hanging jowls) may be visible near the jaw, cheekbones may no longer look as prominent because of sagging. Excess skin or fat on the neck could also be a problem. Facelift corrects all of these aging signs in a natural-looking way while preserving the natural characteristics of the person.
An incision is made along the hairline from the temple down around the ear lobe and to the back of the neck. A small incision may also be made under the chin to remove excess fat. After separating the skin from the muscle and fat underneath Platysma muscles in the neck are cut, then pulled to sides below ears up back and to the center under the chin. The excess of skin is removed. So, sagging muscles and tissues can be tightened and fat deposits removed.
The incisions are closed along natural skin lines and creases, and scars are fine and almost undetectable. Usually they fade and gradually become barely noticeable. Most of the scars are in the hairline or behind the ears. The fine scars at the front of the ears can be easily hidden with makeup if necessary.
The average facelift today lasts from five to ten years depending on the patient¥s age and health conditions. Follow-up procedures can be performed when needed.