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When a Facelift Isn't Enough.

[fa icon="calendar"] August 20, 2018 / by Dr.J


Many people are surprised to learn that a "facelift" is only one part of a complete facial rejuvenation strategy.  Read on to find out what other procedures can provide even more benefit than a facelift alone.

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1. Additional Surgical Procedures

A "facelift" is really a misleading term because it doesn't do much for the upper two thirds of the face.  A more accurate name would be "jaw line refresher and extra neck skin taker-upper" because those are the two things it does.  

Complementary surgical procedures often done at the same time as a facelift are browlifts, eyelid surgery and fat grafting.

2. Volume Replacement

When surgeons first starting doing facelifts, the emphasis was on removing excess and sagging skin.  Now, surgeons are more appreciative of the importance of replacing volume to the face that may have been lost to aging or weight loss.

Volume can be restored to the face using either injectable fillers or with fat grafting.

3. Skin Resurfacing

Its common for patients to seek out facelift surgery because they don't like the wrinkles on their face.  Facelift surgery is good at removing the excess skin of the face but does little to improve the surface texture and the quality of the skin.

That's why every facelift patient undergoes pre-operative evaluation by our skin care staff so that the quality of their facial skin can be maximized before and after their surgery.

Skin treatments may include chemical peels, Microneedling or laser skin resurfacing.

 

 

Topics: facelift

Dr.J

Written by Dr.J

Dr.Jeffrey Horowitz is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon committed to his patients' health and beauty.