How a Facelift Can Make You Look Younger

Dr. Andrew Jacono Reviews

March 9, 2023

A great facelift results in natural-looking, subtle enhancements that can make you look younger. People unhappy with sagging skin or crease lines along their nose and mouth can benefit from this facial rejuvenation procedure.

A surgical facelift is the most effective and comprehensive way to reduce the signs of aging on your face. A facelift can also be combined with other procedures to achieve your specific result goals.

Natural-looking results

One of the biggest concerns for many people regarding facelifts is that they’ll look artificial or “pulled.” While unnatural results are still possible, those “failures” are rare – usually from an inexperienced surgeon.

A good surgeon will do their best to create a natural-looking facelift. This requires careful planning, discussion, and skill.

Your surgeon will evaluate your overall facial appearance and determine what signs of aging you want to address to achieve your desired outcome. They will then consider how your face, including the neck, can best be rejuvenated to achieve the most aesthetically-pleasing result.

Your surgeon will also know how to avoid overcorrection – too much skin tightening can make your face look “pulled.” A good surgeon won’t take you too far with liposuction, either. This can leave a lumpy appearance in the neck and jawline that is not natural-looking, which will show up long after your facelift.

Refined jawline

A great facelift can improve the overall appearance of your face by tightening skin, reshaping jowls, and improving the neckline. While these facial rejuvenation procedures are good, they can’t help if your jawline isn’t sharp or defined.

Our office offers several surgical and non-surgical options to enhance the jawline and achieve your cosmetic goal. The most effective way to sculpt a more defined jawline is with a customized procedure that is unique to you.

A traditional facelift focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face, including the cheeks and jawline. This surgery is known to produce a resemblance to a youthful, refined appearance with minimal downtime.

A more youthful appearance

A facelift reshapes the face by removing excess facial skin. It also can tighten loose, sagging skin and reduce deep creases around the mouth and nose.

In addition, a facelift can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to enhance the forehead, cheeks, brows, and eyelids.

The best candidates for a facelift are healthy people who have not experienced severe aging and whose skin and bone structures are strong. They should stop smoking and avoid other habits interfering with wound healing, such as excessive alcohol use.

A traditional facelift involves a continuous incision, starting at the temple and running behind the ear. It repositions the deeper tissues beneath the skin, lifts muscles, and trims excess skin.

A more youthful you

Whether you’re looking to boost your self-esteem, increase your confidence or feel better about your appearance, a great facelift can offer you an indescribable boost. As a result, you’ll be happier with how you look and feel for years to come.

As you age, the skin on your face and neck loses elasticity. This can lead to sagging or drooping skin, creases, and wrinkles that affect your appearance.

You can achieve these cosmetic improvements through a facelift, which involves tightening and repositioning the underlying tissues of your face and neck to eliminate excess skin, smooth creases, and reduce jowls and looseness.

Before you schedule a facelift, evaluating your reasons for surgery and being realistic about your expectations is important. Ideally, candidates should be in good health and non-smokers.