Face Lift

Dr. Peterson has performed many face lift surgeries as a plastic surgeon. The visible signs of aging greatly impact how we feel about ourselves and how others see us.  Facial aging includes a loss of skin elasticity and firmness, sagging tissue and wrinkles. Even a person who is energetic and excited about life can appear tired and sad due to aging in the face, jaw line and neck.

Sagging in the mid-face can create a deep crease below the lower eyelids (called a tear trough) and between the nose and mouth (the parenthesis) that make you appear tired and sad.  Fat that has fallen or is displaced and loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls (a jaw line that sags into the neck).  Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a “double chin”. 

A face lift is a highly individual surgical procedure. Dr. Peterson will evaluate your skin, muscle and bone structure and the specific issues that contribute to your aging appearance.  Patients are reassured to know that a face lift will not change their basic appearance, but will simply restore it to a younger version of itself that will then continue to age naturally over time. 

Non-surgical techniques such as injections of BOTOX™, Radiesse™, Voluma™ or Jevederm™ filler may help delay the time at which a face lift becomes appropriate.  Other procedures that may enhance the outcome of a face ift include facial implants, fat grafting and resurfacing techniques such as a CO2 laser peel.

If you would like to learn more about face lift surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson today.