A facelift is a relatively simple procedure that gives you a more youthful appearance. It isn’t intended to completely erase age-related wrinkles and folds, nor is it performed as a means to smooth the skin surface so that your face looks like that of a preteen. However, those who want to renew their self-confidence and turn back the clock a few years, whether for personal or professional reasons, should consider our custom facelift as an option.
Depending on the severity of the facial wrinkling and the overall health of the skin, the details of our facelift procedure vary. We suggest a consultation so that we can discuss all of your treatment options and help you decide whether a custom facelift is the appropriate procedure for you.
Who is a Good Candidate?
A facelift partially smooths out the skin on the cheeks, along the jawline and on the upper neck. This is achieved by lifting the skin away from the underlying tissues, removing excess fat and perhaps some muscle tissue, pulling the skin upward and removing the excess.
If you have noticed that your jawline is covered by sagging skin, or if your upper neck is showing horizontal creases and folds, a custom facelift may be able to correct these problems. Some adults notice smile lines or nasolabial folds around the mouth and nose, and these lines tend to become more noticeable when certain facial expressions are made. Again, a custom facelift may be the appropriate solution.
What a Custom Facelift Involves
While each custom facelift procedure is different, they almost always correct folds and creases on the cheeks, along the jawline and on the jowls. Excess fatty tissue and skin are also removed. The details of the facelift will depend on the needs and goals of the patient.
Advantages of a Facelift
Although considered a surgical procedure, a facelift is not extremely invasive. The results are long-lasting, with smoother skin and less wrinkling that often cannot be achieved with an abrasive resurfacing technique. Furthermore, since no peel treatment or abrasion is involved, there is no chance of permanent discoloration.
Customize Your Procedure
If you are concerned about your appearance because of the development of facial folds, creases or smile lines, learn more about our Custom Lift® facelift procedure at the office of Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD in Mount Pleasant. It’s always best to consult with our professionals before making any decision about what type of treatment is appropriate. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.