When is a Facelift or Neck Lift performed?
As you get older, the appearance, shape and definition of your face is altered, typically due to regular age-related changes. Your skin becomes less elastic and looser, and fat deposits may decrease in some areas of your face and increase in others. Age-related changes in your face that may be reduced with a facelift include the following:
- Sagging appearance of your cheeks
- Excess skin at your lower jawline (jowls)
- Deepening of the fold of skin from the side of your nose to the corner of your mouth
- Sagging skin and excess fat in the neck (if the procedure includes a neck lift)
A facelift isn’t a treatment for superficial wrinkles, sun damage, creases around the nose and upper lip, or irregularities in skin color.
Most often a face and neck lift is done as a person gets older and gravity begins to change the appearance of the lower half of the face and neck. Occasionally a younger person, who has suffered significant facial scarring following acne will also benefit from the skin tightening and smoothing effects of a facelift.