A face lift does lift the skin of your face for a tighter, more youthful look. However, tightening skin is just the beginning. When I perform a face lift for my Indiana patients, I use a technique that is much more than skin deep.
A younger look isn”t just about smoothing out wrinkles and lifting sagging skin. One of the major hallmarks of a youthful face is volume and definition. I can’t stress enough that the results of a face lift will not be optimal unless your surgeon has paid enough attention to the structure underneath your skin.
Some techniques that can be used:
- Adding extra volume with fat transfer
- Repositioning existing fat
- Using an injectable filler like Restylane® after surgery.
If you are considering facial rejuvenation, don’t rule out face lift procedures just thinking that they are for skin tightening. This surgery also tightens the underlying facial muscles and can improve definition on the lower portion of the face.