A facelift smooths loose skin on your face and neck, tightens underlying tissues and removes excess fat. Your bone structure, heredity, and skin texture all play a role in how many years a facelift can remove and to some extent influence how long it will last.
There are many variations to the face lift procedure and placement of incisions. The goal of every facelift technique is to keep the incisions hidden as much as possible. Following surgery, scars will be concealed by your hair or with makeup.
Your facial skin is lifted from the underlying tissue and the excess is trimmed off. The deeper tissues are also repositioned to restore a more youthful contour to your face. If necessary, a small incision beneath your chin permits the removal of fat and smoothing of the cord-like structures in your neck.
When facial sagging in the cheek area is pronounced, a procedure called a mid-facelift may be performed. Incisions are often made inside the lower eyelid area or may be placed in another area that provides superior access to the central cheek area.
After face lift surgery you will experience temporary skin discolouration and some tightness or numbness in your face and neck. Since your skin will remain somewhat sensitive for a few months, protection from the sun is vital.
For further information please visit the site of Dr. Terrance Scamp, or phone our office for a consult.
Phone: (07) 5539 1000