A Facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
- Drooping of the skin of the face causing sagging
- Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth, commonly referred “marionette lines” and “nasolabial folds.”
- Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
- Jowls developing in the cheeks and jaw
- Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or “turkey neck”
Other procedures that might be performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift and eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, to rejuvenate aging eyes. Fat transfer or fillers may be suggested to replace the lost fatty volume.
Age Isn’t The Only Factor
The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, as well as heredity and stress.
What Facelift Surgery CANNOT 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; minimally invasive 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.
What If I Don’t Want Surgery?
A non-surgical approach to obtaining tighter, more youthful skin is Morpheus8. Offered in Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Med Spa and performed by our Medical Aesthetician, Morpheus8 can help you achieve all your skin remodeling goals. Combining both Micro-Needling and Radio Frequency Morpheus 8 doesn’t just address superficial tissue; it directs energy toward the adipose fat that is notorious for creating jowls, bra rolls, and more.
If you do not think you are ready for Facelift Surgery, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Monasebian to discuss what services and procedures offered at Park Avenue Plastic Surgery are best for you!