Facelift surgery lifts and repositions facial tissues to correct sagging and drooping while also smoothing over fine lines and wrinkles for a significantly more youthful look.
The Ideal Facelift Candidate Facial Aging Explained
Facial aging is generally related to four main factors:
- The facial muscles begin to loosen and droop, which causes the fat compartments of the face to lose their youthful positions
- Facial fat volume loss, particularly in the cheeks
- Aging of the skin
- Facial skeletal shrinkage
These changes cause wrinkles and folds in the face, which in turn causes the face to look more tired, deflated, and bottom-heavy, eventually leading to the formation of jowls and heaviness of the neck. As a result, the nasolabial folds or “smile lines” deepen, and the “marionette lines” become etched in. When performed by a highly specialized facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Jennifer Porter, a deep plane facelift can be used to reverse this aging process by focusing on returning the soft tissues to where they used to be.