people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the
and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces.
Deep creases form between the nose and mouth, the
line grows slack and jowly and fat deposits appear around
the neck. A facelift (technically known as Rhytidectomy)
can "set back the clock", improving the most
visible signs of aging by removing the excess fat, tightening
underlying muscles and re-draping the skin of your face
and neck. A facelift can be done alone or in conjunction
with other procedures such as forehead lift, eyelid surgery
or nose reshaping.
The best candidate for a facelift is a man or woman whose
face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still
has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong
and well defined.
Most patients are in their forties to sixties, but facelifts
are successfully performed routinely on people in their
seventies and eighties as well.
complete face takes approximately 1 hour. Dr. Sachs uses
advanced muscle restructuring techniques that last for
approximately 10 years. During this time frame the face
does not noticeably change. At the end of ten years, although
another procedure may be desirable, the effects of even
one facelift are lasting, and years later you'll continue
to look better than if you'd never had a facelift at all.