Generally speaking, there are three main areas of the face that can be addressed with a facelift:
- Midface (from your mouth to your eyes)
- Lower face/neck area
In many cases, midface and lower face/necklifts can be combined into a single procedure, but a brow (forehead) lift is usually performed as a separate procedure. Brow lifts are at times performed as a complement to blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
Your facial muscles, fat, and skin will all be altered together to ensure the underlying structure of your face supports your results. If you have excess skin (jowls or folds), it will be removed, and the remaining skin will be tightened into a more youthful position. Fat can either be removed, replaced, or repositioned during a facelift, depending on your specific needs.
Although a facelift can provide you with a more youthful overall appearance by reducing facial folds and loose skin, it cannot correct fine lines or other superficial signs of aging on your skin. You may want to consider laser skin resurfacing or another non-surgical option to enhance your results. Dr. Lefkovits will discuss all of your options with you in detail during a personal consultation.
If you have further questions about facelifts, please contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.