Facelift surgery, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a facial enhancement procedure performed to restore a smoother, more youthful appearance to the lower two-thirds of the face.
As you age, your collagen production diminishes, causing you to develop wrinkles and fine lines. These creases commonly occur under the eyes and around the mouth and nose. Wrinkles that age your appearance can be eliminated through facelift surgery as the skin is smoothed and trimmed.
Loose tissues that have begun to droop can cause you to look worn and constantly tired. A facelift tightens sagging tissues and trims away the excess for form-fitting, beautiful facial contours. A firm facial appearance can help you look well-rested and give you a youthful glow.
Skin and fat accumulations along the jawline and under the chin can create jowls and the appearance of a double chin. A facelift removes skin and fat from around the chin and jawline to restore a slimmer facial appearance and achieve a better definition between the face and neck.
An aged appearance can dramatically affect your confidence and others’ confidence in you. Restoring tight, firm skin can return your youthful appearance, and looking younger can help you feel younger. Gaining confidence in your appearance may allow you to be more outgoing, which can impact other areas of your life.
A full facelift tightens the midface and lower face, mainly focusing on jowling and a sagging neck. During a traditional facelift, several small incisions are used to remove excess skin, tighten and lift underlying tissues, replace fat, and redrape skin. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell are very strategic in their techniques to ensure that your results look natural and not overdone.
The SMAS facelift is a full facelift that involves tightening the deeper layers of facial tissues. This technique is particularly beneficial when there is significant skin laxity.
The deep plane facelift goes one step further to address the skin, tissues, and underlying facial muscles. Unlike the SMAS facelift, which tends to separate the skin from the underlying tissues before tightening, a deep plane facelift lifts the skin, muscles, and tissues together. Our surgeons usually recommend this technique to patients with damaged skin with poor blood supply.
A mini facelift, also known as a quick facelift or S-lift, is ideal for patients who want a subtle correction. These patients are starting to notice the effects of facial aging; however, they are not ready for a full facelift. Mini facelift patients are usually younger and want to address slight aging in the lower face and neck. This involves a shorter recovery period.
A non-surgical liquid facelift allows patients to rejuvenate their facial appearance without a surgical facelift. This injectable technique restores facial volume, smooths wrinkles, and offers some lift. While a filler facelift is ideal for some patients, it cannot match the results achieved with facelift surgery and is a temporary solution. Injectable fillers tend to wear off within a year to a year and a half.
Many facelift patients choose to extend their facial rejuvenation to include the neck. This maintains harmony and balance between the features, which results in a more natural-looking transformation. A neck lift is performed to tighten sagging skin and tissues on the neck. This can include minimizing vertical banding and eliminating the presence of a double chin. Neck liposuction may be required when there is extensive submental fullness.
If you think that facelift surgery may be beneficial for you or wish to learn more about the facial rejuvenation procedures we offer, please contact DAVinci Plastic Surgery today. Call (202) 966-9590 or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!