Face-lift and neck-lift procedures reposition and tighten skin that,
through aging, has begun to sag. These surgical procedures give a
youthful, rested appearance to the face.
The face-lift pulls up and
back the forehead and cheek skin, and often the tissues beneath it.
The neck-lift does the same for skin along the lower jawline or over
To hold the skin in its new position, strips of skin are cut away and
the resultant opening is closed by drawing the edges together.
strips are removed in locations that will not be apparent after
healing. Both sides of the face are treated to keep a symmetrical
Face-lift and neck-lift procedures cannot eliminate all signs of
aging. Other surgery such as eyelid- or forehead- lifts may also
improve a patient's appearance. In addition, wrinkles may need to be
treated separately through a skin-resurfacing procedure such as
dermabrasion, chemical peeling, or laser treatment.
Although these procedures provide a more youthful appearance, the
results usually decrease with time. Both genetic and environmental
influences cause the face to show further signs of aging. Repeat
treatments, or "mini-lifting," may occasionally be recommended.
NB: Lifting can done by (Aptos)