A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure during which the surgeon can tighten the underlying muscles, remove excess fat, and reposition the skin to restore the patient’s youthful appearance. It can be done on its own, or it can be combined with another procedure like a brow lift or a neck lift, depending on the situation. There are also different types of facelift procedures. As a person ages, their skin becomes less elastic. It, thus, starts to sag and produce wrinkles. Gravity causes the fat beneath the skin to sink to the lower part of the face and form jowls.
What Happens During the Procedure?
There are different types of facelifts. Depending on the patient’s needs and wishes, the surgeon may operate on just the top, middle, or bottom of the face, or he may operate on the whole face. This is often called a “full facelift.”
During the procedure, the surgeon can lift the skin to access the underlying tissues. He can tighten the muscles and remove any excess fat, as well as remove excess skin and then reposition the remainder to give the patient a natural appearance.
What is a “Short Scar” Facelift?
In a short scar facelift, the surgeon makes a shorter incision than is done for a full lift procedure. The advantages of the short scar method include less scarring and a shorter recovery period.
What is a Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a cosmetic procedure in which the surgeon moves fat from one part of the body to another part. When done as part of a facial procedure, the surgeon uses the fat transfer to add volume to sunken areas and fill in lines and wrinkles.
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