Facelift Surgery Can Dramatically Improve Your Appearance
Facelift surgery can address facial sagging and wrinkles to drastically rejuvenate your appearance. Dr. Hove is focused on helping patients achieve the dramatically younger-looking appearance they desire while creating natural-looking results that enhance their features. He provides several techniques for a procedure that is customized to your needs.View transcript
There are many different types of facelifts and many have also very catchy names. However, they all boil down to one critical piece of information. There's one specific layer in the skin called the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, otherwise known as the SMAS. Tightening and elevating that layer is critical to getting a long-term, achievable, and replicable and appealing result. What we refer to as a traditional facelift actually gets its root back in the 1970s. It wasn't perfected until then. How it's performed is creating an incision along the hairline and then burying it basically right in front of the ear, following the front of the ear to the earlobe crease and then hiding it along the backside of the ear and into the hair. And what we do is we lift the skin, we find that deeper layer and we tighten that, pulling it backward and upward. This will suspend the tissue in the neck, the tissue in the face and rejuvenate the jawline and create a more youthful appearance in the neck. A mini facelift has also been around for the same length of time. And really what it is, is the front end of a traditional facelift. Its strength is to re-create and rejuvenate the jawline, re-suspend the cheek. Not all patients are candidates for a mini facelift. A thorough, in-depth analysis of your facial structure is imperative before we begin with that type of procedure.