Does a Facelift Result in Less Healthy Skin over Long Run?
A face lift doesn’t harm nor rejuvenate your skin,
A modern face lift will not harm your skin because it doesn’t stretch out the skin because:
- Your skin is not pulled tight. The underlying muscles are lifted to give a more natural longer lasting result.
- A significant cause for facial sagging is loss of volume in the cheeks and jawline. By replacing this lost volume with i.e. Sculptra, fat, the relative excess in skin is smoothed out requiring less lifting during the face lift. Again, avoiding unnecessary tension on the skin.
Face lift surgery doesn’t rejuvenate your skin. I often recommend skin resurfacing either before or after face lift surgery. This plumps up the collagen, smooths out lines and eliminates spider veins and age spots.
Make sure your plastic surgeon is well versed in the newer face lifting techniques. Stay away from face lifts that just pull on your skin such as many of the “mini” lifts.