Facelift and Browlift
Over the last decade, plastic surgery has witnessed tremendous advances in the area of facial rejuvenation. The allure of looking younger is appealing to both men and women.
The Deep Layer Facelift
The deep layer facelift has revolutionized face lift surgery. This technique involves repositioning the jowls and cheeks back to their original positions. The fullness of the face is restored and very little skin is excised. This deep layered facelift enables the plastic surgeon to improve the patient’s appearance in a way that is not possible with the standard skin excision face lift.
With the standard skin excision technique the skin is pulled backward towards the ears, often resulting in an unnatural wind swept appearance. With the deep layered technique, the deep tissues are pulled in an upward direction. The skin falls into place naturally and is closed without any tension. A more natural youthful appearance results.
In order to correct the upper lids and brow an endoscopic lift is done. Dr. Becker has developed his own technique for this procedure which he has presented at plastic surgery meetings and is published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
The facelift procedure may be performed in the doctor’s office or in an outpatient surgical facility. Premedication is generally recommended to relax the patient. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation. The incision is placed in the natural crease of the facial skin and begins inside the hairline, in the temple area above and forward of the ear. It continues in front of the ear around the earlobe and behind the ear. The skin is lifted outward and the surgeon tightens and repositions the underlying muscles and tissues. Excess skin and fat may also be removed. A facelift can take between two to four hours depending on the extent of the procedure.