A facelift incision typically begins in the hairline at the temples and continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck, and the underlying tissue is repositioned. Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and any excess skin is removed. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions. A bandage is placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising.
The mini facelift is similar to a traditional facelift in the way it targets similar areas of the face. The mini facelift focuses on specific problem areas of the face, neck, nose and area around the mouth
Using smaller incisions the cosmetic surgeon gently lifts, repositions and removes excess fat deposits and skin in and around the face.
A small incision is made above the ear and the skin is elevated to the level of the cheekbone. Another incision is made either inside the mouth or in the lower eyelid (where a standard lower eyelid incision would be made). Sutures are used to grasp tissue so they can be elevated and fixed under the scalp incision. This restores the cheek tissues to a more youthful position. The scalp skin is then pulled in the same direction. This rejuvenates the area around the outer corner of the eye.
Visit www.austin-weston.com/procedures/facelift/ for more information or call 703-893-6168 to schedule your complimentary plastic surgery consultation and to learn more about the many surgical and non-surgical facial sculpting options available to help you look and feel your best.
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