How do you avoid a tight or pulled look around the mouth with the facelift?
A pulled look is a tell tale sign of a bad facelift. The windblown look, or permanent smile can be avoided by performing a multi level facelift. The sagging facial and neck muscles are lifted upward and re suspended in a more youthful position. At no time is the skin pulled. All work of holding up the face rests on the lifted muscles. Any excess skin is then removed. Many of the mini facelifts, such as "Life Style Lift" utilize the skin only technique where the face is re suspended on the skin. Not only do the results not last, but they also create that artificial pulled look. Patients should ask their doctor what type of face lift they will be performing as not all face lifts are alike.