Age, stress, sun damage, and loss of facial volume result in laxity of the skin around the face. When chemical peels, Botox Cosmetic, and Injectable fillers are not enough, a facelift is designed to elevate the facial tissues over the cheek bone, eliminate the jowls of the lower cheek, and smooth the lines and restore the contours of the neck.
This operation is performed under general anesthesia at Renaissance Plastic Surgery, and patients are kept overnight for close observation. The operation involves an incision in front of and behind the ears, as well as under the chin. Not only is the skin tightened in a more natural, more vertical direction, but the deep soft tissues of the face are re-positioned in order to highlight the cheekbones, diminish the creases alongside the nose and mouth, and tighten the muscles of the face and neck, creating a more youthful appearance.