The main aim of a facelift is to 'lift' or reposition tissue that has sagged or dropped down over time. A facelift is a great procedure to improve the contour in your neck, get rid of jowls or sagging around your jaw line and improve sagging in your midface and around your nasolabial folds. If you regularly notice yourself pulling on your neck or jowl to lift up the tissue then this is the procedure for you!
What happens to our faces when we age?
There are 3 main changes to the aging face that Dr Rayess likes to describe to his patients, and they can be summarized as the 3 ”Ds”
- Descent or droopiness of tissue. This is sagging of tissue due to loss of elasticity and results in the formation of a loose neck, jowls and deepening of your nasolabial folds or smile lines.
- Deflation this results from loss of volume both fat and bony loss. To counter this you need to add volume back and your options are filler or fat grafting to the face using your own fat. Dr Rayess performs both of these procedures.
- Deepening wrinkles fine lines on the face start to get deeper. These wrinkles are often the result of sun damage to the skin. To treat these you need a resurfacing procedure such as a chemical peel or laser.