Facelift Surgery is one of the more commonly performed operations for facial rejuvenation. Facelift surgery focuses on improving several signs of aging.
1. Of all the areas on the face associated with facial aging, the neck is almost invariably the region that patients would like corrected. As we age, the platysma muscle in the neck becomes more lax. As the muscle becomes more lax, a banding appearance appears on either side of the midline of the neck. One of the most important maneuvers in facelift surgery is to improve the appearance of these bands.
2. Another common area on the face that patients would like to improve is the nasolabial fold. As we age, the cheek tends to fall. As the cheek falls, the groove between the cheek and the upper lip becomes deeper. When a facelift is performed, attention is placed on lifting this area of the cheek so that the nasolabial fold can be improved.
3. The area beneath the eyelid improves after facelift surgery. Often patients will mention after facelift surgery that their eyes appear more awake or alert. When the cheek is lifted, the groove between the lower eyelid and the cheek appears softer.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing is often a useful adjunct to face lift surgery. It can significantly improve skin texture and tone. With laser resurfacing, you can improve skin discoloration (dyschromias) and improve skin texture by reducing pores or prior scars.