Aging is usually first detected by looking at the face. This has contributed to the popularity of facelift procedures. Dr. Mohit Sood is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who provides facelifts to all of his patients residing in Middle Township, NJ. This procedure will help them to obtain a more youthful appearance.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift is performed to help make neck and facial skin tighter. In can also eliminate wrinkles and fine lines, including jowls, laugh lines, creases below the eyes and other signs of aging. However, this procedure is not designed to tighten all neck and facial skin. For this reason, facelifts are often combined with a brow lift or eyelid surgery.

Benefits of a Facelift

When a person wants to look more youthful, they get a facelift. This procedure gives the patient’s skin a firmer base, allowing the aging process to be slowed down. Technological advances have enabled endoscopic cameras and lasers to be used. This has made recovery time much faster and has improved the overall results of the procedure.

How Is a Facelift Performed?

General or local anesthesia can be used. This will depend on how much skin is being removed and the technique that the surgeon is using. For traditional facelifts, incisions are made that extend from the front of both ears all the way up behind each ear and into the patient’s hairline. After the removal of excess skin has been performed, the skin that remains is pulled tight. Stitches are used to secure the skin.

When a laser is used to perform a facelift, an incision one inch in length is made beneath the chin. Excess skin on the face is then pulled downward. The skin is tightened in the same manner as it is during a regular facelift. Several incisions are made above each ear, in the mouth, under the eyelids, and in the scalp during an endoscopic procedure. The insertion of a small camera is performed in every incision. This allows the muscle, fat and tissue to be separated and lifted away from the bone. This results in the creation of a face that looks younger, with firmer skin.