Five Conditions that a Facelift Can Treat

By dsherris on April 13, 2019


A middle-aged woman with smooth, youthful looking skinA facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that can reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, helping many who want to reverse the signs of aging enjoy a rejuvenated face and jawline.

Dr. David A. Sherris offers a variety of facelift methods to meet the unique facial rejuvenation needs of each patient. Although each patient's needs are unique, there are some common conditions a facelift can address. Today we'll look at five conditions that a facelift can treat for our patients in Buffalo, NY.

1. Sagging Around the Cheeks

With aging comes changes in skin texture and appearance. For many, this will result in a loss of volume around and within the cheeks. This loss of volume can make the cheeks look sunken as well as cause the skin to sag.

A facelift can be performed at our Buffalo practice to tighten the tissues around the cheeks, reducing sagging and helping to restore a more youthful appearance to the face.

2. Hanging Jowls Around the Jawline

One of the most common complaints about facial aging is the development of jowls, or sagging skin around the chin and jawline. Jowls develop as the skin changes and thins with age. Thinning skin is often a result of a loss of elasticity, collagen, and fatty tissues. Without sufficient elasticity, the skin around the chin and jaws generally begins to droop, leading to the formation of jowls.

Fortunately, the facelift procedure can be used to remove excess skin and tighten the skin around the chin and jaw, effectively reducing the appearance of jowls in our Buffalo patients.

3. Lines Around the Mouth

Another common area for the signs of aging to emerge is around the mouth. Many people have lines and deep creases that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, also called nasolabial folds. Lines may also extend down from the corners of the mouth to the jawline. These lines are often called marionette lines.

A facelift can be performed to tighten the lower portion of the face, helping to reduce lines around the mouth, including deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

4. Excess Skin or Fat Beneath the Chin

Some people may not develop jowls, but they may still develop loose skin or fat beneath the chin. Excess skin or fat around the chin can cause the chin to lose definition and appear recessed, making it a common area people want addressed during a facelift.

Removing excess, saggy tissue from the lower portion of the face through a facelift can help tighten and lift the tissues beneath the chin and provide more definition to the chin area while also reversing some of the signs of aging.

5. Deep Creases Below the Eyes

Facelifts typically address the signs of aging within the lower two thirds of the face, or areas that fall beneath the eyes. This means a facelift will do little to reduce wrinkles within the brow, the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or wrinkles at the corner of the eyes (commonly called “crows feet”), but it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the upper cheek.

For many with deep creases below the eyes, tightening of the tissues around the cheeks can help smooth and diminish the depth of creases and enhance the appearance.

Find Out More about Facelift Surgery

The facelift procedure can address many common signs of facial aging, making it a popular procedure for enhancing the appearance. If you would like more information about the facelift procedure, or if you would like to find out if you're a candidate, we welcome you to call (716) 884-5102 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sherris.

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