The appearance of our face plays a major role in our overall self-esteem. When signs of aging start to reveal themselves, it can be damaging to your self-confidence. For many people, a facelift is a great tool to help fight against signs of aging. Facial aging appears in variety of ways, including fine lines, wrinkles, ptosis of the cheeks, and sagging of the neck that appears as a double chin. This procedure aims to lift and rejuvenate your appearance with the latest techniques and technologies available in cosmetic surgery.
A facelift, which is also known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that has evolved over the years to provide more comprehensive and more natural rejuvenation. At its fundamental level, the facelift is aimed towards lifting signs of aging around the nasolabial region, jowls that disturb the natural jawline, and sagging around the eyes. The most modern techniques combine a number of strategies and methods, such as surgical lifts and cosmetic injections like BOTOX, in order to create the most natural results.
The surgical procedure varies depending on the level of lifting that needs to be achieved. Traditionally, the procedure involves incisions along the hairline, from the temples and continuing down towards the earlobe. Loose skin and underlying tissue is repositioned and tightened. Sometimes, an incision under the chin may be necessary to lift sagging of the neck that creates the appearance of a double chin. Facelift incisions are well-concealed by the hairline, and the results become more visible as healing continues.
A facelift may include facial implants, soft-tissue augmentation, resurfacing techniques, or dermal injections. These can reduce wrinkles, rejuvenate the skin, and recontour facial structure.
The ideal way to determine what type of techniques will best fit your aesthetic goals is to consult with board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery.