When it comes to correcting a host of facial issues associated with aging, nothing compares to the results that can be delivered with a facelift. When performed correctly, a facelift can lift sagging, tighten skin, and correct drooping eyebrows and eyelids. The overall effect is that a patient appears younger, looks well-rested, and feels revitalized by his or her new appearance
However, there are some cases of facelifts gone wrong. Instead of looking revitalized and younger, some patients come away with an unnaturally tighter or “surprise” appearance. This unwanted result can occur when plastic surgeons don’t correct the real signs of aging; instead, they just pull facial muscles and corresponding skin as tightly as possible.
At Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California – serving the greater Orange County area – board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song uses a more comprehensive approach to the facelift procedure. Instead of focusing on surface corrections, Dr. Song directly addresses the main signs of aging, which results in a more natural-looking facelift.
To achieve these results, Dr. Song addresses secondary signs of aging, which include:
- Laxity of Tissues: This aging issue is one that a facelift is most proficient at treating. As we age, skin tissue begins to break down due to declining levels of collagen and elastin. A facelift addresses these issues by pulling skin and muscle tissue taut, which effectively reduces the appearance of drooping and sagging. Dr. Song will make small incisions along the hairline and behind the ears to access these muscles, so your facelift scars won’t be noticeable.
- Loss of Volume: Facial volume is key to producing natural-looking facelift results. Youthful faces typically have fat located around the cheekbones, which is why Dr. Song uses fat grafts to mimic a similar appearance. Fat is harvested from a pre-determined area (usually the stomach or waist), treated, and then injected into the cheek areas. There’s no chance that the fat will be rejected, as it’s from your own body. Results can be permanent, making this procedure one of the best ways to maintain your newfound results.
To learn more about Dr. Song’s unique approach to achieve a natural-looking facelift, schedule a consultation with Dr. Song at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California or visit https://www.kylesongmd.com. Call (949) 701-4454 to learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Song today.