- The upper face
- The mid face
- The lower face and neck
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Face and Neck lift
To many men and women, facial ageing is a very real concern. There are several reasons for someone desiring corrective facial surgery and thus many factors a cosmetic surgeon must take into consideration when evaluating a patient for surgery. These can be discussed in a consultation with the surgeon, but the following can answer a few basic questions generally sought after by someone considering this type of surgery.
The face is considered to be divided into three segments:
The upper face consists of forehead, eyebrow and eyelid area. Dropping brows and deep furrows in the forehead area can be corrected by an incision behind the hairline followed by elevation of the skin, which is then pulled tight and excess trimmed away. This tightens the forehead and widens the eye opening, muscles can be freed to release wrinkles and frown lines. Only a fine scar is left behind the hairline.
The lower face and neck ageing problems include formation of jowls (‘turkey neck’), double chins and fatty deposits in the neck area. The incision begins around the earlobe and extends behind the ear and in the hairline without being evident even with the hair pulled back. Liposuction to the neck and jowls is possible to remove the fatty deposits.