Facelift Surgery –
64yr old women with a difficult heavy neck and plastymal banding. Underwent lower face and neck lift.
May need minor skin excision below chin for maximal effect (discussed pre op), but patient happy with result at this stage.
As we age the soft tissue of the face loses volume and elasticity, moving downwards and forward on the facial skeleton. In redressing this process, small scars are placed around the ears and the deeper structures lifted upwards and backward, being supported with a series of permanent sutures before the skin is re-draped without any tension. Other procedures can be used in combination where necessary are neck lifts, eyelid surgery and fat transfer to the cheek and deeper folds.