As we age, the loss of facial collagen and structures that support our face are diminished leaving us with sagging jowls and skin, deep creases below the eyelids, and neck folds. Factors that contribute to this condition include heredity, gravity, sun and environmental exposure, and stress. To correct this problem, plastic surgeons use a facial surgery procedure known as a “facelift”. This technique to address sagging skin is also known as a “rhytidectomy” and improves signs of aging in the face and neck such as:
In general, good candidates for a facelift include:
Other surgical rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.
What it won’t do: As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process. A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.
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