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Aging is inevitable. The looser skin on the face and neck creep become more noticeable. Crow’s feet crinkle around the corners of eyes. Forehead lines become furrows. Sharp jawlines soften into jowls, and the chin and neck relax into vertical folds down the front of the neck. The face takes on a gaunt appearance. Genetics, daily habits, gravity, sun exposure, and time all play a role in how your face ages. The aging of the face is multifaceted because it does not only lose elasticity and develop loose skin, but it also loses fat and muscles shift. While aging is inevitable, a facelift can bring back your youthful contours!

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, removing the excess facial skin to make a face appear younger. Modern facelift surgery, however, requires an in-depth understanding of the sub-muscular system of the face. This sub-muscular layer of tissues covers, surrounds, and attaches to the deeper structures of the face and neck. Surgically repositioning the underlying tissues to achieve a more youthful contour by lifting and tightening the jowls, neck, and cheeks. The result is a more natural and long-lasting look than archaic “skin-removal-only” facelifts. You don’t have to worry anymore about that “windswept” look.

While the loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to a variety of factors, addressing the loss of facial fat is part of the RG Plastic Surgery Facelift.  The fat that has shifted down or has disappeared deepens the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth and creates jowls in the lower cheeks and jaw. The gaunt appearance of the face is synonymous with old age. Replacing volume with autologous fat (your own fat) over surgically repositioned facial muscles and removing excess skin is the most effective way to restore the natural look of youth.  

A signature characteristic of a beautiful facelift at RG Plastic Surgery begins with achieving your best skin. Nothing gives away age like dark age spots, creepy skin, and uneven skin pigmentation. The quality of the skin is addressed with laser treatments like Halo and discoloration treated with BBL. We believe nothing completes your look the way youthful, glowing skin can enhance the overall appearance of a facelift.

Combination treatments are often utilized to achieve the best results possible. A visit with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia at our office in the Gulch will help you make decisions about what additional procedures may be necessary to create the look you’re after including: a necklift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), liposuction, autologous fat injection, removal of buccal (cheek) fat pads, forehead lift, browlift, chemical or laser peel, and malar (cheek), submalar or chin implants.

Look as young as you feel and let your fabulous face show it! 

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