First of all the term “Facelift” is really a misnomer.
Traditional Facelifts do a lot more to lift up the jawline and neck than they do to lift the face itself. They should really be called Neck Lifts.
Facelifts are done via incisions that encircle the ears. Through these inconspicuous incisions, we tunnel onto the cheeks and neck. Once the tissues are mobilized, the deep tissues of the face are then re-suspended to give rejuvenate the face. The thing is, most of the lift effect is on the lower face, the portion from the level of the bottom of your nose down onto the neck.
The operation can be done several ways, with different types of anesthesia, inpatient or outpatient. The variability stems from both your starting point and surgeon preference.
Lee Corbett, MD
All posts on this blog are authored by Louisville Face Lift surgeon Dr. Lee Corbett. Dr. Corbett specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery including facelifts, browlifts, blepharoplasy, Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane.