The face represents each and every one of us more than any other part of the body. We express ourselves, interact and recognize others with our faces. As such, the face is also exposed to the elements and the sun, causing it to age more quickly. Fortunately, a variety of options are available to keep us looking young and vibrant. These include both surgical and nonsurgical options, which may serve both as preventative treatments and as restorative rejuvenation for the face.
Medical science has come a long way from the early days of the traditional facelift. Among surgeons, many refer to the facelift as a procedure to “lift” the lower third of the face as well as the neck. Therefore, most of the descriptions below will focus on restoring the lower third of the face, including the jowls, laugh lines, jaw-line, chin, and neck. The section on the liquid facelift, which includes nonsurgical options for rejuvenation of the face, will detail options for all of the face and neck.
A large number of techniques have emerged, many of them far more effective and longer lasting. Dr. Chow is well versed with a variety of different facelift methods, and will discuss your options with you in depth, taking the time to answer any and all questions you may have.
Remember, aging is a continuous, evolving process, and a 55 year-old who looks like he or she is in his or her early or mid-forties after a facelift may look 55 again when he or she is in his or her late sixties. But she or he will be much older, and still look young for her or his age. While we may prefer not to look 55 at age 55, looking 55 years old when we are nearing seventy is fantastic!
Several major types of facelifts are discussed here. To learn more about facelift options at the Chow Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, please click on one of the links below.