Our face ages as time goes on – this is a fact of life.You may have the best skin care routine or avoid sun exposure; however, this does not exempt you from the fact that you will experience changes in your appearance over time. As much as we sometimes wish we could turn back the clock, this is not possible; however, we can age gracefully with a little help here and there. A facelift is an operation designed to rejuvenate the ageing face. Modern facelifts are designed to re-elevate and reposition the deeper tissues to a more youthful position, without the marked skin tightening stigmata seen in the past.
The effects of ageingSigns of ageing on the face are the same for most people. The general effects of age appear on facial features in the following ways:
- General ‘wear and tear’ coupled with sun damage leads to changes in the skin quality (wrinkles, lines, pigmentary changes).
- Loss of facial volume, which affects both the soft tissue padding (fat) and the bone.
- Sagging of the remaining facial fat – droopiness leading to heavy nasolabial lines, flattened cheek prominences, jowls, and sagging neck skin.
- Weakened support structures leading to prominent bulges in the eyelids.