Can You Turn Back the Clock with a Facelift?

Can You Turn Back the Clock with a Facelift?

Individuals that desire facial rejuvenation have many options, including surgical and non-surgical procedures. Unquestionably, the most effective and longest lasting procedure is facelift. When performed by an experienced Charlotte plastic surgeon like Dr. Robert Graper or Dr. Garrett Harper, facelift can turn back the clock seven to 10 years. 

What Facelift Can Correct

Facelift addresses the primary signs of facial aging in the middle and lower regions of the face, including the following:

  • loose, sagging skin along the jawline, under the chin and on the neck
  • fat deposits under the chin (i.e., a “double chin”)
  • jowls
  • sagging in the mid-face
  • creases between the nose and corners of the mouth
  • creases beneath the lower eyelids
  • fallen or displaced fat

Procedural Steps

Facelift is carefully customized to the specific needs, concerns and goals of the patient. However, the general steps of the procedure are similar.

The surgeon begins by carefully creating the incisions, usually in front of and behind the ears, possibly extending into the scalp. Through the incision, the surgeon re-arranges the underlying soft tissues and tightens the muscles to improve the facial contours. Excess fat and skin are removed, and the remaining skin is re-draped over the face. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures.

What Facelift Does Not Address

Facelift focuses on the middle and lower portions of the face and generally does not address the eye, eyebrow and forehead areas. However, facelift can be combined with another procedure, such as blepharoplasty, to tighten and lift the eyelids. Facelift can also be combined with injectable treatments to restore facial volume and treat fine lines and wrinkles. Alternatively, facial resurfacing procedures like chemical peel or microdermabrasion can minimize fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and areas of hyperpigmentation.

Schedule a Facelift Consultation

If you want to turn back the clock on aging, you should have a thorough facial analysis performed by a trusted plastic surgeon that can break down each area of your face that needs to be treated, and explain how to treat it.

To schedule a consultation with the experienced plastic surgeons at Graper Cosmetic Surgery, please call (704) 375-7111 or email us today.