There are multiple approaches and techniques available to improve the contour and smoothness of the face, cheeks, jawline and neck. The ultimate goal is better harmony between the face and neck while addressing both the underlying laxity of supporting structures and layers as well as the looseness of the overlying skin. These outpatient procedures are performed under sedation or general anesthesia. The trend now is to offer less extensive procedures at younger ages to help preserve a nice facial balance.
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, facial muscles lose support and volume loss changes the shape of the face. Today, men and women in their 50s and 60s are healthier, more active and more productive than ever before. More and more people are choosing to age gracefully by setting back the clock a few years through facial cosmetic surgery.
While we often identify everything from the brow to the chin and ear to ear as the face, a facelift is primarily focused on the mid-face and cheek region. For some patients, an eyelid lift may also be recommended to achieve their overall desired result. Others may benefit from a brow lift or a necklift, allowing for facial rejuvenation in the upper, mid and lower face.
Dr. Clark is an active member of two prestigious professional societies for board-certified plastic surgeons: the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Click here to review the educational material from the ASPS. Click here for information from the ASAPS. You can also a video presentation about what to expect and tips for recovery below. Simply use the dropdown and select ‘Facelift’.