Face Lift Surgery in Tampa Bay
You may benefit from a Face Lift or Short Scar Face Lift (Mini-Face Lift) if you are unhappy with how the aging process is affecting your facial appearance.
Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
Face Lift Surgery (or Rhytidectomy) is a procedure designed to give the face a more youthful appearance by lifting up the facial skin and tissues and the underlying muscle. With age or excessive sun exposure, wrinkles can develop on the face, neck or forehead along with fat deposits and folds along the jaw line (jowls).
Modern Face Lift Surgery involves tightening the facial skin as well as the underlying facial muscles. The older Face Lift procedures just tightened the skin, giving very short-lived lifting results. Modern Face Lift Surgery is performed by Dr. Moraitis by lifting a deeper tissue layer called the SMAS. Unlike skin, the SMAS layer does not stretch, so it tends to stay where it is repositioned and sutured. Excess skin is then removed, leaving little tension on the skin, resulting in a natural, youthful and refreshed look. The goal of a face lift operation is to rejuvenate the neck, lower face, and mid-facial regions.
Face Lift Surgery Is typically four to five hours in length and is performed under general anesthesia. It is generally performed as an outpatient surgery but, depending on your individual needs, Dr. Moraitis may recommend that you stay in hospital for one night.
Face Lift Surgery can make you look younger and fresher. When performing a modern Face Lift, Dr. Moraitis’ goal is to provide you with a natural, more youthful appearance and not a tight, “windblown” looking face. Special care is given to placement of incisions for a Face Lift.
Face Lift Incisions
Incisions for a traditional Face Lift begin just inside the hairline at the temple, extend down along the natural curve of the ear and then horizontally back into the hairline. Depending on the degree of correction desired, Dr. Moraitis may recommend a limited-incision or Short Scar Face Lift. For more information on Short Scar Face Lift Surgery in Palm Harbor, please click here.
Am I a Candidate for a Face Lift in Palm Harbor?
Many women and men elect to undergo Face Lift Surgery in their early fifties and over. Face Lift Surgery is not normally indicated for people under 40 years of age. Although, occasionally patients with premature facial aging or those who have had significant weight loss may be good candidates for an earlier surgical Face Lift.
You may benefit from Face Lift Surgery if you experience sagging in the midface, deep creases below the lower eyelids or from the nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds), “jowls” as a result of loss in muscle tone or displaced fat, or loose skin and excess fat deposits of the face and neck.
A cosmetic consultation with Dr. Moraitis to discuss your options for Face Lift Surgery can help you decide if it is right for you.
For more information on Face Lift Surgery or to schedule a consultation at our Palm Harbor plastic surgery practice, please contact us by calling (727) 219-9168 today or by completing our contact form to request a personal contact from our office.