Although the youthful properties of the face inevitably diminish as one grows older, there are many cosmetic treatments available to slow down the aging process. Modern facial plastic surgery techniques offer more natural-looking results than ever, and the most effective procedure(s) for your needs can depend on the specific concerns you exhibit. In general, men and women seek facial rejuvenation when they notice the following telltale signs of aging:
- Sagging facial skin: The skin of the face and neck usually loosen as collagen and elastin production diminish over time. The gold standard of reducing jowls and sagging tissue on the face is rhytidectomy (or facelift surgery), which restores the underlying supportive facial structure to firm and tighten skin.
- Loss of facial volume: If you begin to notice a lack of fullness in your facial features, fat grafting to the face can be a long-term method of redefining your youthful contours. Fat injections are often performed in accordance with a facelift to enhance facial volume and further improve results.
- Neck bands or a “turkey neck”: The neck ages with the face for most patients, often causing horizontal bands and sagging tissue to develop under the chin. Neck lift surgery can complement your facelift results by helping you achieve a sharper, smoother jawline and neck contour.
- Tired or aged eyes: If your eyelids are droopy, puffy, or getting in the way of your eyesight, these characteristics can predominate the upper face and make you look fatigued. Eyelid surgery can smooth the upper and/or lower eyelid contours to bring a more rested and energetic appearance to the surface.
Dr. Neal Goldberg offers many treatment options to refresh the face and provide a more youthful look. Please contact our Westchester office to learn more about our facial plastic surgery procedures or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg.