If you’re considering a face lift in San Francisco:?
Aging robs your skin of elasticity and firmness. This is apparent most readily in your face. Sagging tissue and wrinkles affect not only how others see us, but how we see ourselves. Even relatively young people can see the premature effects of aging in the middle of the face, in the jaw line, and in the neck.
If you’re bothered by any of these conditions, perhaps you should consider a face lift. San Francisco has numerous clinics that handle facial surgery. This section will familiarize you with the procedure before you contact a Bay Area cosmetic surgeon.
Here you will discover:
- What you can realistically expect from face lift surgery.
- Whether or not you’re a candidate for a face lift.
- How the procedure is done.
Once you’ve reviewed the benefits and surgery entailed with the face lift procedure, you’ll want to set up a consultation visit with Dr. Mosser in his San Francisco plastic surgery office to discuss your specific goals. In this relaxed environment, he will discuss with you:
- Whether or not a face lift makes sense for you.
- The alternatives for meeting your specific surgery goals.
- The step-by-step procedure that you will undergo.
- The outcome you can reasonably expect along with risks and possible complications of face lift surgery.
A face lift corrects sagging facial skin and muscles. It removes excess fat and restores firmness across the entire span of your face. Ultimately, it will help you look more youthful, rested, and vibrant.
Technically known as a rhytidectomy, a face lift is a surgery that helps improve the visual signs of aging. For example, sagging in the middle of your face can cause a tear trough below the lower eyelid, visible as a deep crease. It can also create a deep crease between your nose and mouth, which can make you appear sad or tired when, in fact, you feel quite the opposite.
Fat that droops in the lower face may cause jowls. A loss of muscle tone in the lower face can have the same effect. In both cases, the jaw line sags into the neck. Loose skin and fatty deposits under the chin can give a person with normal weight and proportion the look of a double chin.
A face lift corrects these and many other conditions with uplifted facial contours, better tone in facial skin, and in the underlying muscle. In cases in which improvement comes solely from the middle of the face and where there isn’t too much excess skin, a limited incision lift, or a mid-face lift, might be an alternative to the traditional face lift.
Quite often other surgical procedures are done in conjunction with a face lift throughout the Bay area. Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is one. Others include neck lift, brow lift and eyelid surgery, which is technically known as blepharoplasty. San Francisco cosmetic surgeons can help you with a full range of rejuvenation procedures.