Gravity and aging are not a dynamic duo! Together they wreak havoc on your facial skin. The general effects of aging — decreased collagen production, decreased elastin, drier skin, etc. — team up with the continual pull of gravity to cause your facial skin to droop and sag downwards.
The skin on the cheeks descends inwards and downwards forming folds in the inner cheeks and jowls below. Fat remains attached to the skin, so there is often an excess of fat in the inner cheek folds and in the jowls. Plus, the underlying muscle layer stretches and adds to the sagging in the cheeks and the neck. We also lose fat in the middle of our cheeks and at the temples as we age. This creates depressions and hollowing.
A facelift with Dr. Lavey can reverse most of these issues. By pulling the skin and removing excess, a facelift returns it to a more youthful position.
What does a facelift do?
• Enhances cheekbones
• Reduces mid-cheek hollows
• Smoothes nasolabial folds between the nose and mouth
• Eliminate jowls and refines the jawline
• Reduces neck wattle and eliminates double chins
In a facelift, Dr. Lavey makes incisions in the scalp at the temples, along the crease between the ear and the cheek, on the back of the ear, and into the scalp behind the ear. He trims excess skin and removes excess fat. The primitive muscle layer is tightened and the skin re-draped.
Afterwards, if some additional tweaks are needed, he may utilize fat injections or fillers to finish the job.
Duration of your results
Unfortunately, while a facelift turns back the clock 10 to 15 years, your face will continue to age normally. This means that in another 10 to 15 years you will probably want to have another facelift. Factors in how long the benefits of your facelift last are things like genetics, health and diet, and skin care.
Are you ready to get rid of that droopy face looking back at you in the mirror? Call us at 925-820-3633 and let’s talk about a facelift with Dr. Lavey.