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A facelift is a skin repositioning procedure that corrects sagging, folding, and wrinkling of the facial skin. Candidates for this procedure are mature adults who are experiencing difficulty in improving their facial appearance via other treatment techniques. Many adults will find that non-surgical treatments work fine for several years, but eventually the deeper sags and folds persist.

This is often caused by a buildup of fat underneath the skin. The skin is also poorly supported by the time the individual reaches the mature adult years. At this time, a more involved corrective procedure may be necessary in order for the facial skin to regain its more youthful appearance.

Skin Sags and Wrinkles

This often occurs on the cheeks and along the jawline. The fat buildup causes drooping of the skin on the lower cheeks, and this results in the appearance of jowls. The diagonal folds on the sides of the mouth also become more apparent. Fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet become visible between these folds and the corners of the mouth.

How We Perform a Facelift

We will first consult with the client and provide information on how to prepare. A facelift is usually performed as an outpatient surgery, so there’s no need for an overnight stay at the clinic or hospital.

Of course, the details of each facelift procedure vary from patient to patient. However, during your facelift procedure, our surgeon may raise the skin away from the subdermal tissues and remove or reposition fat and muscle. He may also drape the skin back into place and pull it upward and outward.

The results of a facelift procedure can be quite dramatic. The skin is now smoother, and wrinkles are virtually eliminated. The jawline has a more natural, youthful contour because the fat has been removed.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Make an appointment at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda, Maryland to get more information about facelift procedures. If you feel you are an ideal candidate for this type of cosmetic treatment, we’re here to help you. We proudly serve clients in Washington, DC and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for a facelift!