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How a Facelift Removes Wrinkles

Plastic Surgery

February 15, 2020 | 3 minute read

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With age come wrinkles, but a facelift could be your answer to eliminating these blemishes. You do not have to worry about an appealing appearance any longer. Turn back the clock and get rid of wrinkles and lines on your face with this surgery.

Good candidates for a facelift

People who are not happy with the way their face looks should consider this surgical procedure. In addition to removing wrinkles, a facelift can get rid of other visible signs of aging such as lines and loose skin or excess fat. A candidate should be in good health and not have any major conditions or concerns. Doctors will usually only consider people who do not smoke.

How the process works

The doctor will begin the facelift procedure by using either a local anesthetic or intravenous sedation to eliminate any pain the patient would feel. The doctor will then make an incision at the temples in the hairline. The cut goes around the ear into the lower scalp. The doctor will sculpt fat from different parts of the face, including the jowls and neck. Next, the doctor will lift facial muscles and deeper levels of the skin. Any excess skin is also removed.

Stop the sagging

Patients often come to the plastic surgeon to complain about sagging skin. Sagging often occurs when the skin begins to relax. A facelift can solve this problem by strengthening the muscles.

Looking out for the jowls

Along the lower jawline, older patients often find extra skin. This can cause wrinkles or a condition some call a double chin. The facelift can remove this unwanted skin and help restore the patient’s facial features to what they had in younger years.

Fat in the neck

This can be one of the most noticeable spots on a person’s facial area. When a patient has excess fat in this region, wrinkles and other blemishes can come through. In conjunction with a facelift, the doctor may perform a neck lift and lift the muscles.

Deepening of skin folds

It is not uncommon to have lines from the nose to the corner of the mouth. These lines can become larger and clearer as a person gets older. Without treatment, the wrinkles will become more apparent. A facelift can increase the elasticity of the skin in this area.


Before undergoing this surgery, the doctor will examine the patient. There will be a health history review as well as pictures of the face. The doctor will explain the procedure. The patient will have an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns. The doctor will also discuss the patient’s goals and expectations and how the facelift can meet these.

Look younger now

The natural aging process does not have to affect your face so rapidly. With a facelift, you can remove wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin and other undesirable features. The process can be successful in helping you regain the appearance of your younger years. If you are tired of the way your face looks, schedule an appointment with the plastic surgeon today.

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