Facelift Surgery – Rejuvenate Your Look

Dr. Andrew Jacono Reviews

April 17, 2023

Exploring the Decision: Would You Consider Facelift Surgery?

When aging and gravity cause signs of facial sagging, looseness, or jowls, a facelift can rejuvenate your look. The procedure can significantly improve facial appearance, improving your confidence and self-esteem. A facelift and other cosmetic procedures like eyelid surgery and brow lifts are often performed to complete a full and compelling facial rejuvenation. Choosing a plastic surgeon familiar with these types of surgeries is a good idea.

Signs of Aging

As you age, your body’s natural processes slow down. This can cause skin cells to produce less collagen, which makes the skin appear older and wrinkled.

Your body also produces fewer oils, making your skin look more delicate and dry. These changes can happen even if you’re healthy and eat a well-balanced diet.

Aging is a natural process that can be stopped or reversed with treatment, for example, by protecting your skin from UV rays and avoiding stress.

Some common signs of aging include loose or droopy skin, sagging jowls, and lines around the eyes. These can be treated with facelift surgery.

Loose or Droopy Skin

If you have sagging or loose skin in your face, neck, or jowl region, you may be a candidate for a facelift. This surgery can eliminate excess skin accumulated with age while lifting and tightening the underlying tissue to achieve a smoother appearance.

This procedure can be performed in an office-based surgical suite, a hospital, or an outpatient surgery center. Local or general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation, is typically used.

After a facelift, numbness and bruising may be noticeable for the first few days but should gradually subside over time. Light activity is possible within a few days, and most patients return to full activities in three weeks.

Suppose you have sagging or loose skin on your face, neck, or jowl. In that case, it’s important to seek an experienced facial plastic surgeon who can analyze your face, underlying structures, and cosmetic goals to determine which surgery best suits you. We offer a range of procedures that can improve the appearance of your facial skin, from traditional facelifts to less invasive options.

Sagging Jowls

During facelift surgery, the skin, muscles, and underlying facial tissues are lifted back to a higher position. This allows creases and wrinkles to smooth out and gives your face a youthful appearance.

Sagging jowls are among the most common signs of aging in the lower face, especially for men and women who have been smokers for many years. They often sag as early as age 30 and can affect the smile lines, marionette lines, and jaw definition.

A lower facelift can help you rejuvenate a sagging jowl, drooping neck, and deepening nasolabial folds from the nose to the corners of your mouth. This procedure can also be combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures like a brow lift or eyelid surgery to create a more comprehensive rejuvenation.

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, can restore your youthful look and help you feel more confident in your appearance. This cosmetic procedure is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon and is considered safe for most patients.

Wrinkles and Lines

A facelift can correct many signs of facial aging, including wrinkles, nasolabial folds (the lines from the nose to the mouth), loose neck skin, a sagging jawline, and “turkey-gobble” neck. While these are natural effects of aging, they can become troublesome and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.

The best candidates for a facelift are men and women in good overall health who have early signs of sagging or loose skin. If you have underlying health issues like high blood pressure, a tendency to develop excessive scarring, or are overweight, you will want to discuss this with your surgeon before surgery.

Facelifts are usually performed outpatient under local or general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will recommend the most effective technique depending on your specific needs and desired results.