Cosmetic surgery is all about appearances, and the face is perhaps the area of the body where aesthetic appearance is most important. Many people have issues with some or other aspect of their faces, and want to change the way they look through cosmetic surgery. A facelift, also known by the more formal medical term of rhytidectomy, covers many different procedures involved in treating the facial imperfections that are most often caused by age, including facial wrinkles and sagging of the skin. These procedures can cover the whole range between minimal, non-invasive treatments to highly complex and extensive surgeries, depending on the characteristics of the individual face and the desired results
Generally speaking, a facelift serves to remove excess skin, while also tightening the underlying tissues and muscles that make up various areas of the face and redraping skin on the face and neck. Conditions such as midface sagging, marionette lines, jowls, and a double chin can all be addressed through facelift procedures. Thousands of people choose to undergo facelift surgery each year, and the vast majority is pleased with the aesthetic improvement and increased self-esteem that goes along with it.
There are many reasons that lead people to consider a facelift procedure. These might include the following:
Most facelift procedures are focused on the lower areas of the face, including the jawline, jowls and cheeks, as these are the most easily accessible and often respond best to treatment. However, a facelift can also target the middle of the face or the forehead where desired. Some techniques may also target deeper facial tissues. Some cases may also require the removal or addition of fat, and other soft-tissue fillers may also be necessary in order to achieve the desired results. The number and locations of the incisions required will depend on the area of the face that is targeted, but most surgeons make every effort to minimise and conceal any scarring that may result from these.
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