Facial skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity as we age. The body produces less collagen, a protein that helps the body’s tissues maintain strength, shape, and elasticity. Genetics and sun exposure also take a toll, as do some lifestyle choices. All these factors make facial skin more susceptible to deep lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
How can a facelift make me look younger?
A facelift is a highly individualized surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Keusch can sculpt or redistribute fat from the patient’s face, jowls, and neck. Facial muscles can be lifted and tissues tightened for a more youthful appearance, and excess skin can be removed. A facelift targets the lower two thirds of the face. This may not address all the areas a patient may want to rejuvenate. Additional procedures can be performed along with the facelift including neck contouring, a brow lift, and an eyelift.
Am I too old for a facelift?
Most people who consider a facelift are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Their skin still has some elasticity and should respond well. Younger people should consider less invasive procedures first. Age is not a restriction as long as the person is in good health and a non-smoker. A facelift does not stop the aging process. A typical facelift lasts about ten years. Some patients may need a “refresher” facelift after that.
The next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keusch. She is happy to answer your questions and will discuss your concerns and expectations. Dr. Keusch takes the time to listen to patients, assess their desires, and recommend the procedure that will give them the results they want. Contact our office today for a consultation.