Also known as rhytidectomy
A facelift is the most comprehensive approach to treating facial wrinkles and sagging caused by aging. The surgery varies in range from minimally invasive ‘lunchtime lifts’ to more extensive, sophisticated surgery. We all age whether we like it or not. Hereditary and environmental factors play a role in just how fast the changes may occur. Chronic sun exposure may weather your outer skin producing a rough texture. These fine wrinkles may respond nicely to facial peels or laser treatments, but the retaining or suspensory ligaments that support the soft tissue of the face may weaken and result in deep wrinkles.
These latter conditions only respond to surgical correction with a facelift. The neck is often treated at the same time to provide optimum results. Dr. Dardano has learned several techniques from Drs. Baker, Stuzin and Baker of Miami during his cosmetic surgery fellowship.
A facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissues and muscle and redrapes skin on the face and neck. It can correct midface sagging, marionette lines, jowls and a double chin, maintaining its reputation as the ‘gold standard’ for facial rejuvenation. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful facelift surgery and are pleased with the results.
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 any more.