As we grow older, the signs of aging start to make their appearance. The facial area is where some of the most noticeable aging comes into view. Factors such as genetics, environment, and stress all play a part in the aging process, sometimes accelerating the emergence of deep creases, fine lines, a jowly jawline, and wrinkles. A facelift can help in improving visible signs of aging. For those considering a facelift and residing in Southern Florida, Miami facelift surgeon, Dr. Jon Harrell, has had over 24 years of experience in the industry.
When receiving a facelift, the first step of the procedure is to remove excess fat from the face. Once this has been done, the underlying muscles will be tightened and any remaining facial skin is then redraped to create a more youthful appearance.
A proper facelift should have a natural looking end result that makes the skin appear fresher and firmer. A surgical facelift doesn’t typically treat the eyes or forehead, rather the procedure is performed on the lower portion of the face. Eyelid lifts and brow lifts are common additional procedures that many choose to receive at the same time.
Facelifts do not stop a persons’ aging process, and are not meant to get rid of all facial lines, age spots or other skin imperfections. Surface issues such as these will need different additional treatments that you can discuss with your cosmetic surgeon during your consultation.
If you are thinking about a facelift and would like to learn more about your options, contact the office of Miami facelift surgeon, Dr. Jon Harrell, at (954) 526-0066 to schedule a consultation.