Facelift

Lift your spirits with a facelift

Everyone ages differently and being ready for a facelift depends not only on your genetic makeup but also on environmental factors like sun exposure, smoking, and skin care. If you are mindful of your skin, you can help ward off some of the effects of aging. However, if you feel you are beginning to look tired and your skin is beginning to sag, a facelift may offer an exciting transformation.

 
 

Are you a good candidate for a facelift?

Typically, people become candidates for a facelift in their 40’s. The aging process varies from person to person and being ready for a facelift depends not only on your genetic makeup but also on environmental factors like sun exposure, smoking, and skin care. So, if you are mindful of your skin, you can help ward off some of the effects of aging. Unfortunately, we can’t do anything about genetics (yet), but what we CAN control are the environmental factors. That being said, take care of your skin!

If you see the following changes in your face, you may be a candidate for a facelift:

  • Droopy or ‘saggy’ eyebrows
  • Excess skin or ‘bags’ in your upper or lower eyelids, giving a tired look
  • Flattening of your cheekbones (not as full and round as they used to be)
  • Deep creases or smile lines (that look like parentheses around your mouth)
  • Jowls
  • Extra or loose skin of your jawline and neck

  • The only way to be certain is to meet with your plastic surgeon, discuss your wishes and concerns, and have them properly assess you.

    What does a facelift improve?

    A facelift, which we often perform in combination with forehead and/or eyelid surgery, can improve the following areas:

  • Raise eyebrows to correct droopiness (forehead lift)
  • Improves appearance of ‘bags’ or excess skin in upper or lower eyelids (eyelid surgery)
  • Restores youthful, round appearance of cheekbones
  • Smoothes out wrinkles and re-drapes excess skin in cheeks and lower face
  • Improves smile lines (parentheses) around the mouth
  • Improves or eliminates jowls, restoring a well-defined jawline
  • Re-drapes and smoothes out neck skin, greatly improving the contour of one’s neck

  • Can Botox or injectables/fillers replace a facelift?

    Injectables, otherwise referred to as fillers (such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra), and Botox are great tools that we often use to rejuvenate the face. They are VERY effective alone or in combination with a facelift. However, if someone has a lot of excess facial or neck skin, there is no amount of Botox or filler that will improve one’s face and neck contour as nicely as a facelift. So, we often use fillers and Botox to prevent or improve signs of aging until a certain point is reached, when one becomes a good candidate for a facelift.
     
     

    Before & after

     
     
     
     
     
    * Photos do not represent a guarantee of results and results may vary
     

    Curious about facelifts?

    Could a facelift be in your future? Find out if you are a good candidate and explore the possibilities at Clinique Dr. Karl Schwarz.
     
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