Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is the most comprehensive approach to treating facial skin laxity and facial sagging caused by aging. A facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissues while repositioning the fascial planes of the face. It can improve midface sagging, improve jowl prominence and a double chin, maintaining its reputation as the ‘gold standard’ for facial rejuvenation. For those who are looking for beautiful, natural facial rejuvenation, Dr. Jim English (aka "The Face Doctor") has the expertise to deliver surgical excellence.
When to consider a Facelift
If you feel that your face does not reflect your youthful spirit and energy level
If you determine that your facial sagging and excess skin is a social or career obstacle
If you show signs of facial aging but still have some skin elasticity
One day you look in the mirror and realize that time, gravity, sun exposure and heredity have taken a toll and you simply do not look like yourself anymore.
A facelift can improve many areas of the face in one surgery
Can last for ten years or more and may make you appear ten to fifteen years younger
Can recontour the neck and jawline better than all other techniques
A facelift will not create another you, just a younger version of yourself
There will be some downtime associated with this procedure
Depending on your age and skin type, you may want a secondary procedure later on
These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering a facelift. If you want to focus on what is unique to you, please consult us for a consultation.
Am I a good candidate for a facelift?
The following are some common facial characteristics that make you an appropriate candidate for a facelift:
Sagging skin in your midface and/or jawline
Deep creases extending from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds)*
Lines extending from each corner of your mouth down your chin (marionette lines)*
Facial fat (volume) that has fallen or is displaced
Sagging and loss of facial laxity in the lower face, resulting in jowls
A double chin, resulting from loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw
Creased and sagging skin in your neck
*Other procedures may be recommended and performed in tandem with your facelift to improve certain areas and/or other concerns.
If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure. For a personal consultation with Dr. Jim English, please call us at English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center at (501) 227-9556.