Melissa Hu, MD
BOARD CERTIFIED FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON
It's natural to take steps to look your best
The natural process of aging involves the loss of fat under the skin and a decrease in water content of the skin. This causes the skin on the face to loosen, sag, and wrinkle. Aging may be accelerated by factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and illness.
The neck is typically also treated with a face lift. The skin and underlying muscles of the neck may loosen and sag with age. This also happens to people who have lost a large amount of weight. Other people may simply have an excessive fat pad under the chin. This is often genetic, and despite significant weight loss, may persist and give the face a weightier appearance.
If you would like a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance of your face and neck, you may be a candidate for rhytidectomy (facelift).
What Can a
Face Lift Address?
Loose skin of the face & neck
Drooping of the lower face
Excessive fat in the neck & chin
Banding of the neck
DetailsVarious forms of facelift exist. In general, a face lift suspends tissues of the face in a vertical direction. Excess skin is removed. Neck muscles may be tightened and extra skin of the neck excised. Liposuction and excisional techniques may also be used to create a leaner appearing neck.
The descent of cheeks are treated separately with a midface. This may be combined and performed at the same time for a more global rejuvenation of the face.