Facelift The face and neck are often the first parts of the body to exhibit signs of aging. Youthful skin is taut and smooth because it has large quantities of collagen (a protein found in connective tissue). Sun exposure, stress, and other factors can hasten the decrease in collagen production that occurs naturally as we age. For that reason, facial folds, wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin can all take their toll much too soon. It is possible to reduce some of these effects with a facelift procedure, while eyelid surgery and brow lift surgery can address other areas of concern. When performed by a qualified, skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Potter, facial plastic surgery can offer natural-looking beauty and youthful rejuvenation.
The Facelift Procedure A facelift is performed for people who have sagging neck and facial skin as well as for those with jowls or extra fat in the neck. During the procedure, incisions are created in the hairline that continue in front of the ear in a skin crease and then disappear around the back of the ear into the hairline. During the procedure, facial skin is lifted, excess skin is removed, and the muscular layer (SMAS layer) beneath the skin is tightened in order to achieve more attractive, longer-lasting results. Sometimes, incisions under the chin are used to tighten the neck muscles or to perform liposuction of the neck. Care must be taken to avoid problems such as bleeding and infection; however, in skilled hands, these complications are extremely rare. A facelift can only be performed surgically and should not be confused with non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments.
Dr. Potter has an accomplished history of providing safe cosmetic enhancement results that are beautul and natural looking. Facelift patients choose Dr. Potter because they desire plastic surgery from a trusted professional with experience and a well-documented record of success.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Potter to learn more about facelift surgery. You, too, can achieve rejuvenating, natural-looking results with this procedure.