A facelift is a surgical procedure used to help lift and firm sagging skin to create a younger appearance in your face.
Why Consider A Facelift?
As you age, your skin becomes less elastic and looser, and fat deposits decrease in some areas of your face and increase in others. These changes can lead to sagging skin on your lower face, deep lines and creases, and loose skin on the neck. A facelift removes excess facial skin and fat, tightens facial muscles and creates smoother skin to help reduce visible signs of aging.
What to Expect
Facelift surgery is tailored to each patient’s needs, and Dr. Camp will help you decide which type of facelift is best for you. Some facelift procedures are performed under local anesthesia, which numbs only part of your body, and sedation. In other cases, general anesthesia is used.
A facelift generally involves elevating the skin and tightening the underlying tissues and muscles. A standard or “traditional” facelift is typically used to address moderate to advanced aging around the mid-face and neck. Incisions are made starting at your temples in the hairline, continuing down and around the front of your ears and ending behind your ears in your lower scalp. If you are undergoing tightening of the neck, a small incision will also be made under the chin.
A mini-facelift uses shorter incisions, typically located along the hairline above each ear and/or in the natural creases surrounding the ear. Those who have minimal facial aging or who are looking for a less-invasive procedure are often good candidates for this option.
To learn more about facelifts or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Camp, call our office at 330-332-7383 or click here.