If you notice your jaw and chin losing definition and your facial skin starting to sag, you might consider a facelift to improve these issues. When your face consistently looks drawn, saggy, and tired, your self-esteem can falter, making you uncomfortable in social situations.
A facelift improves these issues, and unlike some nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures, your results will last for many years. A facelift primarily addresses laxity in the mid and lower face. Still, it can also be combined with eyelid surgery, a brow lift, and other facial procedures to comprehensively rejuvenate your appearance.
Let’s take a look at some of our patients’ facelift before and after photos, so you can get an idea of the type of results that are possible—both as a standalone surgery and in combination with other rejuvenation procedures.
This patient needed a revision facelift to keep her face looking smooth and vibrant. We also performed CO2 laser skin resurfacing as the skin on her face and neck had a crepey appearance. After her facelift, her skin looks taut with more definition along her jaw. Her neck area also got a reset, with firmer skin and fewer wrinkles. She looks several years younger—but still like herself!—after her facelift procedure.
This lovely patient has a youthful energy but was experiencing skin laxity and sagging in her mid-face. After her facelift, her face looks more alert and lively. We also performed blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) and CO2 laser skin resurfacing, making her lovely eyes more prominent and her skin more robust to emphasize her renewed vitality.
This lovely lady was unhappy with the sagging skin on her cheeks, jowls, and neck. Her facelift improved that skin laxity, making her face look more youthful and emphasizing her delicate features.
This patient wanted to improve skin laxity on her jaw and neck so her face would look more contoured and alert. Dr. Hobgood repositioned and tightened her facial tissue, taking years off her appearance.
Our patient wanted to look more rested and improve the sagging skin around her eyes and forehead. Her facelift, combined with blepharoplasty, forehead lift, and CO2 laser skin resurfacing, rejuvenated her face to make her look more naturally alert, vital, and more like she did a decade earlier.
This patient wanted more definition in her jaw area as her jawline was obscured by sagging skin. This skin laxity gave her a prematurely aged and tired appearance. Her facelift procedure created a more defined jawline and improved her facial contours.
A Must-Have for Facelift Patients
"The Insider's Guide to Getting a Facelift" is the definitive e-book that distinguishes facts from myths and describes the journey of a facelift patient with engaging content and easy-to-understand illustrations.
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Todd Hobgood is one of the leading facelift experts in the U.S., and he's drawn on years of experience to create this Insider's Guide.
Dr. Hobgood's Insider's Guide describes:
- Why modern facelift techniques create results that look natural
- Who is a good candidate for a facelift
- What the difference is between a full and a mini facelift
- When you can expect to see friends socially after a facelift
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Considering a Facelift?
You can achieve radiant and natural-looking results from your facelift when it’s performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. An experienced plastic surgeon can create subtle changes during the procedure rather than a rigid and unnatural appearance. To see even more natural-looking facelift results, check out our before-and-after gallery.