Aging skin isn’t the only toll gravity takes on our features. We lose volume in our cheeks, muscles shift downward, and yes, our skin becomes more wrinkled and loose. At Longwood Plastic Surgery, we address all the facial structures affected by time and age, making for a more natural, complete result from your facelift.
How Does a Facelift Work?
The highly customizable nature of the facelift, or rhytidectomy, means there is no cookie-cutter approach to improving your appearance and reversing the clock. At LPS, our surgeons are highly trained and have more than 40 years of combined experience in the intricacies involved in natural facelifts that enhance your best features.
Typically, facelifts are done in our accredited surgical facility for your privacy, comfort, and safety. The incisions are made in discreet locations in your hairline and around your ears for maximum camouflage. During your procedure, the muscles that have shifted downward are repositioned, and fat pads are remodeled and trimmed as necessary for a more youthful facial contour. Excess skin is removed as needed and your incisions are closed with an eye for minimizing scarring.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
The best candidates for a facelift are patients who don’t smoke and are realistic about their expected outcomes. There is no “best age” for a facelift, but patients with more elastic skin are often the most satisfied with the results. Your LPS surgeon can help you understand what techniques work best for your features during your comprehensive consultation.
Top 5 Benefits of a Facelift
1. A facelift produces significant results in a single procedure.
There are many choices patients make in keeping aging signs at bay, but quite a few—chemical peels, laser therapies, injectables like BOTOX® or dermal fillers—require multiple appointments to achieve or maintain results. With the facelift, there’s one procedure, one recovery period, and one overall financial commitment. The results can last for years or even the rest of your life.
2. Facelifts are highly customizable.
If your focus is on crepey skin around your neck and reducing your jowls, that is where your LPS surgeon will remodel your features. If lost volume in your cheeks and deep lines around your mouth and chin are your concern, we’ll restore youthful volume and minimize those lines and wrinkles. Your facelift is unique to you, and we approach every rhytidectomy with the patient’s structural anatomy in mind.
3. Reduce multiple signs of aging at once.
Not all minimally invasive treatments can address multiple concerns. Skin rejuvenation won’t restore lost volume. Chemical peels won’t minimize jowls. The facelift’s multiple corrections rejuvenate and freshen your appearance on many fronts for significant age reduction and a more pleasing, youthful result.
4. Facelifts pair well with other procedures.
Adding an eyelid lift, or fat injection can improve your overall look more completely. These complementary procedures also do not typically add time to your recovery, so your transformation is complete sooner, with less discomfort.
5. Today’s advanced facelift techniques produce more natural results.
No one desires the too-tight or “wind tunnel” look of previous generations of facelifts, where only the skin was tightened. With modern-day techniques, your LPS surgeon can subtly or dramatically shift your facial features into flattering contours that enhance your most striking features without it being obvious you’ve had work done. By addressing the whole face, not just the surface, your appearance can be rejuvenated and enhanced with the best plastic surgery can offer.
With the skilled surgeons at Longwood Plastic Surgery, our patients have realized their greatest cosmetic goals. They love their natural, beautiful results, and enjoy them for many, many years.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning about a facelift? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.