Most of us have seen a “bad” face lift. The skin is pulled too tight and the result is a windblown look that is obvious and unnatural. This was more common in the past, when more antiquated facelift techniques consisted mainly of tightening the skin by pulling it towards the temples. Fortunately, plastic surgeons today are trained in far superior face lifting techniques, ones that create a much more natural look.
When we perform face lift at our New York and Connecticut practices, we no longer simply pull the skin in a lateral direction. Gravity causes the facial skin and underlying tissue to drop vertically as we age, so newer techniques focus on lifting up, rather than pulling to the sides. Deeper layers of lax tissue are adjusted to a more youthful position, and muscles may also be altered to smooth wrinkles and create definition in the chin and neck. Liposuction may be used to contour fatty deposits in the face and neck. The skin is then re-draped and the excess is removed, with careful attention not to over-tighten the skin.
In addition, we now offer mini face lifts for younger women who want a more moderate degree of correction. We also use shorter incisions that are easily concealed and allow you to wear your hair up without visible scars.