As we age, the skin begins to loosen on the face and neck, resulting in crows’ feet, forehead lines, jowls along the jaw and beneath the chin, as well as vertical folds at the front of the neck. A facelift can give you a healthier and more youthful appearance, as well as increase your self confidence.
Sometimes, more than one type of procedure is needed. Incisions are made in the area of the temple hair, just above and in front of the ears and continuing around the lobe. The skin is raised outward before the surgeon repositions and tightens the underlying muscle and connective tissue. Some fat may be removed, as well as excess skin. Fat will be added in certain areas around the cheekbones, mouth and jawline, rebuilding the shrunken skin support.
The most important factor when thinking about facelift surgery is how you want to look. Patients who get facelifts can often end up looking very drawn, tight and wind swept. To avoid this look it is better to be more conservative and rely on combination techniques rather than super tight skin pulling to achieve a more youthful look. Dr. Wayne will typically use fat grafting, mid face lifting, neck lifting and fat transfer blepharoplasty together with the fractionated CO2 laser to achieve the most balanced and rejuvenated look.
This is the backbone of aging face surgery. Rather than pulling the cheeks tightly back, it gently repositions fallen fat and muscle in a more vertical direction. Incisions are hidden in the hair, and no skin or scalp is cut away with this technique. This powerful procedure improves sagging brows, cheeks, deep folds around the mouth and the appearance of jowls along the jaw.
Fat Grafting for Facial Rejuvenation
This evolutionary technique is changing the way we do facial rejuvenation surgery. Look at the face of a teenager — full cheeks and plump skin give the look of youth, rather than tight skin. Fat grafting attempts to replace and rebuild the fat lost with aging. Fat is taken from the abdominal area via liposuction and transferred to the deficit areas of the face for a fuller, more youthful and more natural appearance.
Volumetric Facial Rejuvenation
This is rejuvenation of the face using combination techniques that stress volume rebuilding rather than simple skin tightening. The mid facelift together with fat grafting and the neck lift addresses the face in a more balanced, harmonious fashion. This is Dr. Wayne’s philosophy for creating a more natural, youthful appearance.
We are standing by to help you achieve your unique skin goals. Please contact us using our contact form, or give us a call at 405.748.5950.
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