As we begin to age, our facial skin and muscles can start to relax and sag, causing wrinkles and fine lines to form. While some treatments can help prevent and reduce these signs of aging, they are inevitably a part of the aging process. Luckily, a facelift can tighten the facial skin and muscles for a more youthful appearance. The benefits of a facelift include:
- Smooth, taut skin
- Reduced facial creases, wrinkles, and lines
- Tighter skin that sits higher on the face
- A younger, more vibrant appearance
Why Get a Facelift?
Wrinkles start to form and typically become evident in the midface, below the lower eyelids, and around the nose running down to the corners of the mouth (known as nasolabial folds). As we age, the lower third of the face also begins to sag, jowls begin to form, and the skin below our neck begins to sag. If you are embarrassed or uncomfortable with these lines and sagging skin on your face, then facelift surgery can correct creases, wrinkling, folding and sagging. A facelift can reduce up to ten years of aging, helping patients restore their vivacity and get back to feeling more like themselves.
How Does It Work?
Dr. Jason Diamond has specific training and extensive experience in facelift surgery that allow his expertise, techniques, and advanced technology to shine through in what he has called the premiere facelift method to provide optimal results, minimal downtime, and minimal visible scarring. Any loose skin, fat deposits, and weakened or relaxed tissues under your skin can lead to facial sagging along the jawline and neck. With a facelift and neck lift, excess fat and skin can be removed, the muscles are repositioned, and the skin is suspended over the newly formed facial contours for a flattering, youthful appearance.
The mini facelift method makes limited, inconspicuous incisions around the ears. This type of facelift is designed to tighten and sharpen the jawline and reduce the appearance of jowls and can be done with or without a neck lift. Even without a neck lift, there would still be an improvement to the neck. However, more dramatic contouring can occur when a neck lift is added. This option is beneficial for subtle results and for patients beginning to see the first signs of aging.
A full facelift is for people who have more extensive signs of aging, including ptotic (or sagging) cheeks, more severe jowls, and a higher degree of loose skin overall. Similar to the mini facelift, inconspicuous incisions are hidden around the ears, but a larger degree of muscle tightening and skin removal is performed. The results are still designed to be completely natural but there is a slightly longer healing time compared to the mini facelift. The full facelift alleviates many signs of aging for a significant, long-lasting result.
Many patients prefer to combine their facelift surgery with additional procedures to address multiple concerns at once. If you have sagging eyebrows, then you can opt to undergo a brow lift to rejuvenate the eyebrows or lower blepharoplasty to address puffiness under the eyes, in addition to the facelift.
Each facelift is customized to meet the patient’s needs based on their cosmetic goals and preferences. The outcome is youthful, rejuvenated skin and a boost in confidence. Results are long lasting and limiting sun exposure and adopting a healthy lifestyle will help to preserve them for years to come.
If you are interested in facelift surgery, contact us online to schedule a consultation.
Can I Correct an Unsatisfying Facelift?
Patients who have previously undergone a facelift, or rhytidectomy, are sometimes unsatisfied with their results because of scarring, inadequate corrections, or an unnatural appearance.
If you are not completely happy with the outcome of your initial facelift, you are not stuck with the dissatisfying results. Dr. Jason B. Diamond can help correct facelift imperfections and provide the desirable, natural-looking facelift revision you originally sought without giving you a windblown or overly surprised look.
Should I Undergo Facelift Revision Surgery?
It can take up to 12 months for your facelift results to finalize, and some patients find they are still displeased with their outcome after waiting for the final product time. People undergo facelift revision for various reasons, including:
- Complications or problems with the original procedure
- Creases around the mouth
- Distorted earlobes
- Excess skin hanging on the jawline
- Loose fat around the neck and jowls, or sagging skin
- Hollowed eyes, cheekbones, and mouth
- Sun damage or aging
- Skin that is pulled too tightly
Why Choose Dr. Diamond?
As an expert in the field, Dr. Diamond has extensive training and experience with facial plastic surgery and addressing imperfections from previous facelift procedures.
He studied and operated with various facial plastic surgeons from around the world to learn techniques and methods for optimal facial rejuvenation results, which he now utilizes in his practice.
Dr. Diamond is a part of the following organizations:
- The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- The American Board of Otolaryngology
- The American College of Surgeons
Several media sources have also given him recognition for his excellence.
The approach to facial plastic surgery is critical, and so are the techniques involved. Scarring can be kept to a minimum and results can appear more natural when the appropriate precautions are made by someone who has adequate training and experience in the field.
Viewing Before and After Photos
One of the best ways to get an idea of what to expect from your facelift surgery is to view before and after photos of real patients. In keeping with his concern for the comfort, safety, and satisfaction of his patients, Dr. Diamond has plenty of before and after images available here.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Facelift Revision Surgery?
Although results can vary between patients, Dr. Diamond takes great care to ensure his patients are happy with their outcomes. During your consultation, your concerns, preferences, and goals are discussed, and your facial anatomy is examined to create a customized surgical plan to fit your needs.