As people age, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, Father Time, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth, the jaw line grows slack and jowly, folds and fat deposits appear around the neck. Parts of the face look almost deflated. A surgical facelift may be able to address these concerns.
The mini facelift (mini lift or minimal incision facelift) is designed to reduce the appearance of common signs of early aging that are limited to the mid-facial area. This procedure is often particularly beneficial for our patients in their 40s and 50s who are experiencing mild skin inelasticity along the jawline and neck. Mini facelifts accomplish many of the goals of a traditional face lift however with more severe drooping of the neck and jowl skin a full facelift provides a better, longer lasting result compared to a mini facelift.
In terms of the negative effects of the aging process, the neck is one of the regions of the body that is hardest hit with wrinkling, sagging and drooping. This can significantly mar an otherwise attractive profile, giving visual signals of aging and weight gain, even as the rest of the body remains fit and trim. Also, the popularity of selfies fuels the desire for improvement in the neck region.
The skin around the eyes is one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. It’s not unusual to see hooded upper eyelids or saggy, puffy lower lids appearing when you are in your 30′s. Droopy, down-turned eyes, overhanging upper lids, puffy, baggy lower lids often run in families. An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty can correct these issues and remove the puffiness and bags under the eyes that make you look older and more tired than you are.
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem.