Face lift surgery addresses the signs of aging by tightening facial muscles, and removing excess fat and skin. The overly tight, or “windswept,” appearance that can sometimes result from this procedure can be avoided when an experienced plastic surgeon:

  • Pulls skin along a vertical plane – As a face ages, gravity causes facial ptosis, or sagging. To address this, traditional face lift surgery methods involve pulling skin tightly along a horizontal plane, which can cause the ears to pull forward, while the mouth and nose are forced further apart. This can cause an unnatural, overly stretched look. A surgeon who employs modern face lift techniques pulls the majority of facial tissues vertically upwards, rather than horizontally, to counteract the effects of gravitational forces, giving a patient a more natural result. A surgeon may also suggest additional procedures to a patient, such as a forehead lift and/or neck lift, to achieve the most balanced results.
  • Takes an artistic approach to face lift surgery – A surgeon with superior facial rejuvenation artistry and attention to detail will focus on enhancing a patient’s own features rather than simply performing a facelift. Patients should review before and after pictures to get a true sense of a surgeon’s level of artistry and expertise.
  • Works to restore facial volume and contouring – Both facial skin and bone lose volume due to aging, so surgeons should leave enough facial tissue during surgery to help a patient avoid a skeletal appearance. Facial fillers may also be used to help plump skin and smooth wrinkles.

Every face is different and therefore face lift surgery must be specifically tailored to a patient’s unique face shape, size, and features. To help ensure the best results, a patient should choose a plastic surgeon with superior surgical skills and years of experience performing face lift procedures. When residents of Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Naples, and all other communities throughout Florida seek a facelift surgeon, they turn to Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery. Dr. Greenwald has decades of experience and has performed face lift surgery on many satisfied patients.

Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 for more information.