The loss of youthful facial contours can result in debilitating shyness, poor body image, and lack of self-esteem. The ripple effect of these negative indicators can damage relationships, inhibit social assimilation and even lead to discrimination in the workplace. We all age, albeit at different rates due to factors that include heredity, stress, environmental conditions and lifestyle choices. Although some people disparage facelifts as vain or artificial, the results actually more accurately reflect the appearance of a person who has lived a healthy and fulfilling life.
A facelift can provide dramatic results and the procedures involved bear little resemblance to those used in the past. Reluctance toward undergoing a facelift due to fear of acquiring a frozen, plastic appearance is unwarranted when modern, progressive techniques are used. A natural-looking result is the expected outcome of a facelift in the 21st Century.
A facelift will improve and remove visible signs of aging. Areas in the face and neck treated include:
- sagging skin around the middle of the face
- fatty volume restored to provide healthy facial contours
- deep creases around the eyelids, mouth and nose
- unwanted jowls in the lower face
- loose, sagging skin or fatty deposits under the chin
A facelift is suitable for any healthy individual who doesn’t have underlying medical conditions that could impede healing. A positive outlook and realistic expectations are also essential.
The initial consultation with Dr Laniewski will get you both on the same page in evaluating the areas of your face and neck you want improved. Facial features and skin characteristics will be evaluated, including wrinkles, texture, folds and elasticity. Your hairline will indicate the discreet placement of any incisions, and the overall bone and soft tissue structure of your face will determine the best surgical plan.