What is a face lift?
According to plasticsurgery.org, a face lift, orrhytidectomy, 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 below the lower eyelids
- 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.
Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a face lift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.
The decision to undergo elective aesthetic facial surgery is usually a worthwhile and rewarding experience for most patients. The opportunity to look less tired and refreshed to enhance one’s self-image leads many individuals to a discussion with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Bruce Landon, a board certified plastic surgeon about facial rejuvenation surgery. The goal of aesthetic facial surgery is to improve one’s appearance and to attempt to “turn back time.”
Last year alone there were more than 120,000 rejuvenation procedures to the facial area. Of that number one quarter were men. Most procedures done by men were in the Jaw area. Men say things like, “I think I’ll do better at the office if my face looks more prominent.” Now that is not to say that by having surgery will actually make them do a better job. No, it is really the perception and confidence that is achieved by having a stronger jawline. But jaw makeovers now include minimally invasive procedures like laser therapy and fillers, all of which hold huge appeal for those who are super-wary of looking as if they have had work done.
There are many options to consider both surgical and non-surgical. For the no-surgical Landon Plastic Surgery offers the use of Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic to achieve a non-evasive outcome as to surgery .
A strong jaw also is a hallmark of chief executives, at least according to research done by Darrick Antell, a plastic surgeon in Manhattan who presented his findings to a world congress on cosmetic surgery in 2007. When he studied photos of the chief executives (women included) from the Top 50 Fortune 500 companies, he concluded that 90 percent had non-receding to prominent chins, a trait found in less than half of the United States population.