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Face Lift

A face lift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:

  • Sagging in the middle of your face
  • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
  • Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
  • Loss of skin tone in the lower face that creates jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can give even a person of normal weight the appearance of a double chin

The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress. Procedures that might typically be performed in conjunction with a face lift could be a brow lift to correct a dropping brow, and/or eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.

What a face lift won't do:
As a restorative surgery, a face lift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.  A face lift can only be performed surgically; nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a face lift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.

Your face lift consultation

During your face lift consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Previous surgeries
  • Discuss your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Discuss your face lift options
  • Examine your face
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of a face lift and any risks or potential complications
  • Discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used

Men's Face Lift

It’s natural to feel some anxiety, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with Dr. Kisner and his staff.