After years of struggling with facial wrinkles and skin sags, you’ve come to the decision that it’s time to fully restore your facial features to their more youthful appearance. A facelift can accomplish just that. In fact, recent advancements in technique have made this skin repositioning surgery far more effective. Our patients here in Kansas City enjoy smoother skin, more pleasing cheek and jawline contours, and a better overall shape of the entire face. If you want more information on how we perform a facelift and what results you can expect, we offer here an overview of the procedure.
What Does a Facelift Correct?
Basically a facelift, or rhytidectomy, helps smooth the skin on the lower half of the cheeks and near the jawline. This is done by pulling the skin away from the subdermal tissues and removing some fat and muscle tissue. Some muscle tissue is also tightened so that the skin will lay flatter once it’s draped back into place.
This diminishes the appearance of sags and permanent, set wrinkles. It also alters the contours of the skin surface so that sharp corners and indentations are less visible. So long as the skin still has adequate elasticity and can be pulled or stretch slightly without harm, a facelift can produce remarkable results.
During a consultation, we will review your medical history. Good candidates for a rhytidectomy will be in good overall health and will not have any diagnosed severe skin conditions.
To perform a traditional facelift, we make an opening that starts near the base of the ear and extends up to the peripheral hairline. We pull the skin up from the subcutaneous tissues and pin it away so that we can work on the fat deposits and muscle. After we remove some fat and pin the muscle tissue in the place that we want it, we pull the skin upward. The opening, when sealed, will not show visible scarring because it was made along a natural crease.
Results are usually quite dramatic. Your skin has been raised on the cheeks, and sagging skin along the jaw is now gone. Deeper wrinkles and folds are far less apparent, and the skin surface is more taut. In short, years have been taken off your appearance. Properly performed, a facelift can produce positive results that last for up to years. This is why the procedure is so popular with those who have struggled to maintain a youthful facial countenance.
Enhance Your Appearance with a Facelift
To learn more about what a facelift in Kansas City could do for you, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Aesthetic Surgical Arts / Mia Bella Donna Medspa. At our convenient location in Overland Park, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!