What is a Face Lift
Face lift surgery is performed to tighten skin on a patient’s face and neck.
A face lift will not stop the aging process. However, it reduces visible aging signs by:
- Removing excess fat
- Tightening underlying muscles
- Re-draping face and neck skin
Face lifts range in size from mini to standard.
What to Expect Before and After a Face Lift
Before face lift surgery, most patients still have some elasticity in their necks and faces. Sometimes, they still have strong and well-defined bone structure. However, candidates for the procedure experience visible wrinkling and sagginess.
After a face lift, patients will have a smoother-looking face and neck. Jowls and deep creases between the mouth and base of the nose will also be gone. Overall, the patient will look younger and less tired.
A patient’s face will continue to age with time, but the procedure’s major effects are long-lasting.