Looking for a more youthful appearance? A facelift, forehead lift, brow lift or neck lift may be right for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your goals, concerns and options.
Facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, is successfully performed on patients ranging in age from 30 to over 80. A facelift cannot stop the aging process, nor can it turn back the clock. However, it can give your face a healthy and more youthful appearance. Many patients also experience increased self-confidence. As with all facial plastic surgery, general good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites.
A facelift/neck lift primarily treats the jaw line and neck areas or the lower half of the face. In some patients, Dr. Magill and Dr. Sedwick will recommend facial liposuction to remove excess fatty deposits or facial fat augmentation to restore volume in conjunction with a facelift.
Dr. Magill and Dr. Sedwick are careful to minimize trauma, resulting in a more rapid healing process and a faster return to social activities for facelift patients.
Forehead lift and Brow lift
As aging occurs, the eyes and tissues surrounding the eyes are affected first, often leading to a tired or angry appearance. The appearance of tiredness is increased as the forehead weighs on the upper eyelids, creating excess folds of skin. A brow lift (sometimes referred to as a “forehead lift”) can reverse this appearance of fatigue by elevating the tissue over the eyes to its more youthful position, thereby relieving the heaviness and leading to a bright, youthful and more rested look.
Dr. Sedwick and Dr. Magill perform this surgical procedure utilizing an endoscopic technique in which a few small incisions are placed in the scalp above the hairline, minimizing and concealing the fine scars.
To see what a brow lift or forehead lift can do for your face, put your hands above your brows and outside the edges of your eyes and gently raise the skin upward. You can also view actual before and after patient pictures in our gallery.
A neck lift can correct signs of aging, including sagging skin, a loss of definition between the chin and the neck, and “platysmal bands” from thin muscles in the neck that begin to loosen or hang.
Surgical correction of neck aging is individualized to the exact needs of each patient. In some case, it may include an incision below the chin to contour fat, remove fat, tighten the platysma muscle or even divide the muscle if it is causing tight bands. Incisions behind the ear are sometimes necessary in order to restore the angle between the chin and the neck and create a youthful neck contour.