Many men and women struggle with the loss of youthful facial contours, which happens as the skin thins with age and facial fat shrinks and descends, causing lines and wrinkles, volume loss, jowling, and loose skin. Lifestyle habits, such as excessive sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, and stress, can cause these changes to happen faster for some, and genetics also plays a role. Charles S. Lee, MD, in Beverly Hills, can help restore a youthful appearance with rhytidectomy, or facelift surgery, to improve signs of aging in the face and neck.
This facial rejuvenation procedure focuses on the lower face, jawline, and neck region and is best for patients in their late 40s to 60s and older. However, younger patients may benefit from a mini-facelift procedure.
What Can Facelift Do for You?
Facelift aims to turn back time, helping you look like a younger “you.” The procedure doesn’t alter your fundamental appearance but aims to reverse signs of aging through these changes and more:
- Remove loose, sagging facial skin
- Smooth nasolabial folds that stretch from either side of the nose down to the corners of the mouth
- Redistribute displaced fat
- Improve fat accumulation and relaxed skin around the lower cheeks and jaw (jowling)
- Remove excess skin and fat from the neck that forms a double chin or turkey wattle
The facelift procedure tightens and smooths your skin to rewind time, so you look one or more decades younger than your given age. Facelift is often combined with other facial plastic surgeries, such as brow lift or eyelid surgery, because it does not address the upper face. Combining facelift with other procedures provides more tissue rejuvenation and balances your facial appearance by addressing age-related changes in the upper, mid-, and lower face and neck. Non-surgical treatments, including Botox, dermal fillers, and fat transfer, can restore lost volume in the face and complement facelift results. Laser treatments can address skin texture and quality concerns.
During your consultation, Dr. Lee can evaluate your facial concerns and develop a surgical approach and treatment plan to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Facelift Offers Natural, Long-Lasting Results
The facelift procedure focuses on restoring natural, youthful contours to your face and will not cause a windblown or overly corrected result with the right plastic surgeon. Dr. Lee is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who expertly redistributes fat around the cheeks, removes loose skin, and restores a younger appearance with facelift.
Aftercare is a crucial part of your facelift. You need a good skincare routine and sun protection with sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat to enjoy your youthful appearance long term. Facelift results typically last 10 years, but you will continue to look younger than your peers long after that. The changes made with facelift won’t stop the aging process but will help you age more gracefully. Non-surgical treatments, such as fillers, can touch up your facelift results to help you maintain your results.