As we age, our skin tissues lose elasticity. This is further influenced by gravity and our genetics, along with other factors such as sun exposure, which leads to a downward displacement of skin and underlying soft tissues. Over time, this results in the formation of wrinkles, lines, deep creases, loose skin and bands.
On the face, these facial characteristics can make you looker older and more fatigued. Low brow, heavy eyes, hollowing of cheeks, deep folds around the nose and lip, jowls around the jaw and bands and excess skin around the neck are all features of ageing which rejuvenation techniques attempt to slow down or reverse.
The areas facelift surgery can improve are:
Short-Scar Facelift: This type of facelift is suited for the patient in their forties and fifties, or having a revision facelift, with minimal rejuvenation to the neck required. This procedure can be combined with liposuction of the neck. The incision begins in the hairline at the temples, around the ear finishing just behind the earlobe.
Neck lift: This type of lift is aimed to address sagging jowls, loose neck skin, fat deposits under the chin and muscle bands. The incision begins in front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear ending in the lower posterior scalp.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only. Please contact Dr Johnny Kwei to discuss the best options for your individual situation. It is recommended that you seek a second opinion from a qualified health professional before proceeding with surgery.