Artistic and Delicate Facial Cosmetic Surgery
The aging face is characterized by changes in the skin as well as its underlying structures and connective tissue. As the skin loses elasticity over time, loose skin can begin to sag, giving the face an aged appearance. Jowls along the jaw line can become exaggerated, making the face appear square. Excess skin and slack underlying muscle can also form two “bands” along the neck, which can distort the appearance of the underside of the chin and neck. Laxity of the cheeks, as well as fat loss in the mid-face can also contribute to an aging appearance.
The facelift dramatically reduces these visible signs of aging. In some cases, depending on the needs of the patient, cheek or chin implants may be recommended to restore diminished facial volume and enhance the results of facelift. The term rhytidectomy is formed from the Latin words rhytid (wrinkle) and ectomy (removal of). A facelift is basically surgery to remove lax skin, which has resulted from age, heredity, or environmental factors. A great deal of the aging process relates to your tissues and what you do to care for them. And since we age at different rates, there is no “right” age for a facelift. The appropriate time to have a consultation is when you no longer like what the mirror tells you. This may be in your 30s or your 80s.