Scientifically termed as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical process of erasing visible signs of aging on one’s face and neck. These signs of aging include midface sagging, deep creases that extend from the nose to the corner of the mouth, deep creases found below one’s lower eyelids, fat that has been displaced, jowls in the lower face due to loss of one’s muscle tone, fat deposits under one’s chin and jaw, and loose skin.
There are several other procedures that enhance the effects of a facelift. These procedures work together with the facelift to achieve favorable results to one’s overall look. These procedures are eyelid surgery, forehead lift, reshaping of the nose, Micro-needling, Radio Frequency Treatments, laser resurfacing, and chemical peel. Other patients also enlist in the other well-known procedures which include facial restructuring or re-contouring, facial implants, wrinkle injections, and resurfacing methods for toning and smoothing one’s facial skin.
In examining a patient for a face lift, Dr. Hall and Dr. Wrye will first start with the elasticity, texture, and thickness of the patient’s facial skin. They will also evaluate the severity of the folds and wrinkles, and the hairline for the strategic placing of incisions. Other factors such as underlying tissues and bone structure are also salient areas to consider in the development of a personalized plan for surgery.
Dr. Hall and Dr. Wrye may offer a lower facelift, mid facelift, a traditional facelift or a neck lift – based on the patient’s preferences in the amount of changes needed to be done and the doctors’ professional assessment on the patient’s condition.