Wondering if the facelift can make your face young again ? Here is how the modern rhydectomy technique works.
What do modern facelift techniques focus on ?
Over time, we all lose some degree of fat, especially in the upper two third of our face : temple area, around the eyes, cheekbones). We also lose bone mass. This volume loss results in the soft tissues being less supported, which is why skin and fat tends to fall downwards, accentuating the nasolabial folds, marionette lines and forming jowls. Thus, a young face with youthful contours gets burdened in its lower part and thinner in its upper part. Before tightening the skin with surgery, soft tissue support has to be restored. This can be done with hyaluronic acid based product. By injecting this type of filler precisely where bone and fat tissue have decreased, we can restore facial structures to a younger state. The roots of the problem can be addressed this way and facial muscles can assume their natural supporting function. Patients get back their younger face and facial expressions. Older facelift techniques used to focus on treating the consequences of support loss by filling folds in the lower part of the face, which burdens nasolabial folds and blocks facial expression more than anything else.
Is it better to get a facelift early or late ?
Ideally, early. Because the facelift will both treat aging signs and prevent facial aging. Lifting the soft tissue causes mild internal healing that acts as a bond extending the facelift results by slowing down skin and muscle sagging.
Is 40 years old too early ?
It depend on skin quality and the underlying bone support. Skin elasticity loss, a small chin and small cheekbones are some of the factors indicating a facelift procedure would be more beneficial before the age of 40 than after.