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If you have signs of aging in your lower face, including jowls, wrinkling, and loose skin, a facelift can help rejuvenate your appearance by eliminating loose skin and tightening the underlying face muscles.
If you are generally healthy, and have reasonable expectations of the procedure, a facelift might be just right for you.
No. Modern facelifts involve a little more finesse than the old-style facelifts, which just pulled the skin back. We'll tighten your facial muscles and carefully eliminate excess skin and drooping, without leaving you with that obvious 'facelift' look of the past.
A facelift will not reverse the effects of aging, but it does turn back the clock, so that your skin will always be more taut, and your facial muscles more youthful looking, than if you hadn't had the procedure.
The incisions for a facelift are designed to follow the natural facial contours, in front of each ear, and sometimes, along the underside of the chin. This serves to camouflage any resulting scarring.
Of course, your final scarring is dependent on a number of individual factors, including skin type, healing ability, and certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking.
Yes. Many of our patients opt to have several cosmetic rejuvenation procedures done at once. Popular choices in combination with a facelift include blepharoplasty (or eyelift) and facial implants, to restore prominence to the facial features.
If you have any questions we haven't answered here, or if you'd like to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Barber, call or email us today. We're here to help!