Age, talking, laughing, years of sun exposure, etc. take a toll on your face. These cause lax skin, creases, drooping, and wrinkles making you look tired and also give a negative appearance of anger and worry. The plastic surgeon will evaluate your skin, muscles, and bone structure of your face as well as your general health to determine the appropriate treatment options. He will also consider your concerns and choose or suggest various other procedures.
The facelift addresses the midportion of the face, jowls, and neck. It tightens the muscles and removes the excess skin based on the tightened muscles. Ancillary procedures may be suggested and indicated to achieve a smooth transition from one area to the other. Procedures like skin resurfacing, fillers, Botox, and facial implants will further the result.
The best way to tell whether a facelift will help you is by consultation with your plastic surgeon and discussing with him your personal goals with regards to your facial appearance.