Face Lift

Facioplasty/Facelift, Myrtle Beach SC

Facioplasty (facelift) is an elective cosmetic surgical procedure that can remove excess skin as well as tighten the skin. This procedure can conceal age and restore your youthful appearance in a natural way.

Facelifts are designed to reduce the slackness in the tissues of the face; a facelift tightens or excises muscle, fat, and skin, producing a more youthful, rested appearance. Generally speaking, facelift procedures only address the two-thirds of the face, although surgery can combine both facelift and eyelid surgery or browlift.

A good candidate for a facelift is someone in their late 30s or older, although age does not determine the quality of a facelift procedure. The most important factor is skin elasticity, the skin's ability to stretch and heal.

  • The incisions are made. The incisions are the sites that your skin will be stretched. They are usually found in the hairline, in front of the ear, and under the chin. There is a natural crease at the ear and face. This is typically where the incision is placed. The incision then continues around in front of the earlobe. At the top of the ear, it curves back into the hairline. Some incisions extend into the temple hair above the ear and curves slightly forward. Incisions can also be made underneath the chin.
  • The skin is then "lifted." The skin is carefully cut beneath the fat. The skin is gently pulled at the lip, cheek, and midline of the neck. This is where the tissue is separated delicately. The thin fascia (connective tissue of the face) is also pulled back to provide deeper support to the facial skin, especially around the jawline. This is called a "Deep" facelift.
  • The tissue is then stitched behind the ear. Any fat is removed to give a sleek and clean look.
  • Some wrinkles may also be removed by gently smoothing the skin back toward the ears