The article above address mostly the midface which allows the nasolabial folds to be lifted and opened. Personally I am not a fan of the thread or suture lift. I prefer to open the skin, tighten the muscle and fascial layers (the support system of the face) and then remove only the excess skin.
This allows a natural and smooth look. It is treating the main causes of facial aging. The fat and deeper layer of the face are absorbed over time, the skin looses its’ elasticity and the bone becomes less sharp as it is absorbed over time. With the etiology outlined as above we need to address all of these causes while performing facial rejuvenation.
A very nice adjunct to facelifting is to add some facial fat transfer. About 80% of my patients that get a facelift also get fat transfer. This helps to volumize the face, rejuvenate the skin and to fill the lost architecture that is lost with time and life.
Another point to apprecate is that facial aging is a good thing. There is only one cure for aging…. and no body wants that. So enjoy what you have created. Appreciate the changes that have come with time, lift, sun, wind and snow!
We will do our best to get you looking good and natural ASAP!