The effects of sun, wind, and gravity coupled with the natural aging process can alter our faces over time and result in the loss of muscle tone, creating drooping jowls, saggy upper eyelids, puffiness and/or deep creases under the eyes, a furrowed brow, deep laugh lines, and the appearance of a double chin. These unfavorable changes can rob us of our self-confidence and make us look older than we feel.
Fortunately, a facelift (rhytidectomy) can “turn the clock back” and reverse these unwanted changes, making you look dramatically better, but not different. Unlike older facelift techniques, which focused on tightening the skin and resulted in a more “artificial” facial appearance, our doctors’ modern approach involves tightening the skin as well as tightening and realigning the muscles and connective tissue below the surface.
The successful outcome of a facelift is a more youthful appearance which prompts friends to notice how much better you look but not to realize why.