As we age, the underlining facial muscles become lax, and folds develop along the jaw (jowls), neck, and cheeks. A facelift or rhytidectomy tightens the facial muscles and loose skin your face and neck and removes excess fat if present. Commonly, a neck lift is performed simultaneously with the goal to rejuvenate the overall facial appearance and profile.
A facelift, like all cosmetic surgery, is not a permanent fix, and the body will continue to age over time. It may have taken 40 or more years for your facial muscles and skin to become lax and sag enough before you considered a facelift. A facelift alone will not change the quality or elasticity of your skin, but it will smooth and soften some of the facial folds and wrinkles that add years to your facial appearance. Therefore, your face will continue to age at its usual rate, which is why you should continue an adequate skin care regimen and apply SPF to optimize your aesthetic results. The common phrase, “protect your investment” applies to many aspects of life, as well as a facelift. Without proper post-operative care, an appropriate skin care regimen, and sunblock your facial “investment” will not perform to its best standard.
We look forward to meeting you to discuss your facial rejuvenation options.
Please call Florida Plastic Surgery Group at 904.262.3372 to schedule your consultation today!