What Signs of Aging Does a Facelift Target?

When it comes to correcting signs of facial aging, very few treatments are as effective – and transformative! – as a facelift.

Facelift surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure that aims to correct visible signs of aging, including sagging skin, facial wrinkles and folds, and more. In addition to treating current signs of aging, facelift surgery can also stave off future aging, with most results lasting up to a decade or more.

Want to learn more? Let board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo show what common signs of aging his signature Scar Less facelift can target!

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4 Biggest Signs of Aging, and How a Facelift Fixes Them

1. Sagging skin.

As we get older, our skin’s elasticity tends to weaken, making it much more vulnerable to the pulling effects of gravity. That’s how jowls, nasolabial folds, and other signs of aging tend to develop – skin starts to sag toward the mouth and jawline.

A facelift corrects sagging skin by repositioning facial muscles and removing excess skin, thus creating a smoother and more rejuvenated appearance. 

2. Facial folds.

Moderate facial folds – like the kind around the nose and mouth – tend to form as skin begins to sag. By tightening and repositioning sagging skin, a facelift can help smooth the appearance of deep facial folds for a younger look.

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3. Drooping brow.

Sagging brows can create a host of aging signs, including sagging upper eyelids. A facelift – especially when combined with a brow lift – can lift drooping eyebrows, thus improving the appearance of sagging upper eyelids.

If you have undereye bags, you may want to consider adding a lower eyelid lift to your facelift procedure (yes, you can combine them!).

4. Wrinkles and fine lines.

Of course, facelift surgery is an excellent solution for treating moderate to severe wrinkles (especially those resulting from loss of skin laxity). A facelift can target and smooth the appearance of mid-to-upper facial wrinkles and lines. That means if you have crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and other signs of midfacial aging, you may see your best results with facelift surgery.

Dr. Vitolo specializes in Scar Less facelift, neck lift, and brow lift surgeries for patients who want to look young and rejuvenated again! 

“It has been one year since I made the decision to have liposuction. From beginning to end Dr. Vitolo and his staff were accommodating and professional. Everyone made me feel very comfortable and took the time to answer all of my questions. I was thinking about the procedure for awhile but after talking with Dr. Vitolo, the decision was easy. I’m an active health conscious person, but was unable to get the results I wanted with just diet and exercise. Dr. Vitolo shaped my torso and I’m very happy with results. Recovery was as expected! I think it’s important for people to know that for the best results, you really need to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.” *
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Want to learn more about how a facelift and brow lift can correct signs of facial aging?

Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo at his plastic surgery practice by filling out the consultation form on this page or by calling 800-332-1067 to get more information or to make an appointment at one of his three offices. 

During this difficult time of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic we have taken precautions to protect our patients and staff from danger.  Dr Vitolo is offering complimentary Virtual Consultations on your computer, smartphone or tablet for all procedures. To request a consultation with Dr. Vitolo, call 800-332-1067.

Dr. Vitolo serves the greater New York Metropolitan area including Manhattan, Staten  Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.