As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun and the stresses of daily life can be seen on their faces. Common complaints of the aging face include: drooping brow, lack of volume of the cheeks, sagging mid-face, deep creases forming between the nose and mouth, bone resorption along the jawline, jowls, and fat deposits appear around the neck and under the chin.

A facelift, medically known as rhytidectomy, restores the youthful appearance of the face by addressing the individual patient problem areas. A facelift does not stop the aging process but instead sets the clock back several years by improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid lift, or nose reshaping.

A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may enhance your self- confidence in the process. But it can’t give you a totally different look, nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Liang. There are several types of facelifts available, including traditional, mini and lower facelift. At the time of your consultation, Dr.Liang will examine you to determine what you are the best candidate for.

Facelifts include fat redistribution to the face to improve volume and contour. The fat is harvested from the site of your choice, the most common is the abdominal area.

The best candidate for a facelift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. Most patients are in their forties to sixties, but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their seventies or eighties, as well, depending on the patients’ health and condition of their skin.

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