The face and neck are among the first areas of the body to show obvious signs of aging. The sun, genetics, health issues, stress, weight fluctuations and certain lifestyle choices can lead to premature aging of the face and neck. To help restore youth and vitality to these areas, board-certified plastic surgeon Steven H. Turkeltaub, MD offers neck lift and facelift surgery using state-of-the-art techniques.
Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is performed to reverse the signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance to the face. The procedure involves the tightening, contouring, and repositioning of the skin and underlying tissues of the lower face and neck. Dr. Turkeltaub’s aesthetic sensibilities allow him to improve the appearance of folds and creases around the mouth, jowls, and even the loose hanging skin and fat of the neck aiming for results that are more natural looking. However, if wrinkles are the primary concern, treatments such as BOTOX®, CO2 laser facial skin rejuvenation, dermabrasion, and chemical peels may be more suitable options.
The Facelift Procedure
The incisions in a facelift are placed in front of the ear and continue up into the scalp as well as behind the ear, extending back into the scalp. These incisions usually heal very well and generally are fairly inconspicuous.
A majority of patients who undergo a facelift choose to combine it with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid surgery and a forehead lift. The goal of a facelift is always to create a natural and harmonious look and avoid an over-operated and stretched “mask-like” appearance.
If you are considering a facelift or other facial rejuvenation procedure, contact our office today. We can help you decide the best course of action in order to achieve optimal results. For further information about facelift surgery, please view our facelfit FAQs (frequently asked questions).
The midface lift is a facial rejuvenation procedure specifically designed to improve the appearance of the midsection of the face, roughly the area extending from below the eyelids down to the creases around the upper lip where prominent signs of aging can occur. The midface lift is potentially ideal for those who wish to achieve more subtle rejuvenation of the face and do not require the results that are possible with a full facelift. A midface lift is often combined with surgery on the lower eyelids to produce an even more natural, revitalized appearance.
Take Years off Your Appearance with Facelift Surgery
Facelift surgery can address the lax, sagging, and other aging signs of the face and neck leading to a more youthful appearance. To schedule a consultation to obtain further information about these procedures, please contact The Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today.