A facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure which is used to tighten the skin of the face as well as to lift areas of the face that’s hanging. Hence, a facelift, essentially, improves the wrinkles on the face of a patient and also the sagginess of the face and neck area.
The cosmetic procedure of a facelift involves undermining the skin covering the face and redraping it along with the muscle. In addition, the fat is also tightened and the fat underneath the face is redistributed and tightened higher. As a result, the structure of the face that is sagging due to gravity can be pulled up and also the redistributed fat due to aging can also be restored. Lastly, the wrinkles and the damage caused from the sun and environment to the face can also be improved by stretching and lifting the skin.
With the aging process, patients develop normal wrinkles and folds under their face. In addition, they also tend to develop what are known as nasal faults. These faults tend to come up on the side of the nose and drapes down to the lip. This area typically gets thicker and the fault gets deeper and with further aging, these faults transform into one big fault with the jaw area below. All of these conditions combine to form ‘jaults.’ With a facelift, the jaults can be taken care of by lifting, raising and redraping the area.
Similar to facial conditions which develop with aging, the appearance of the neck area changes with time as well, sometimes referred to as ‘turkey neck.’ Since this is caused due to excess fat, the neck area can be liposuctioned and the skin can be lifted in a facelift to restore the smooth contour of the neck.
In conclusion, one of the main benefits of a facelift is that patients end up with a higher cheek, lifted cheek area, a smoother jaw line, and a smoother neck. At the end of the day, a facelift will make patients look more youthful.
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