Face Lift Cosmetic Surgery
We see our face as our “self”—it identifies us and communicates for us—so we are disturbed when age, weight changes, and gravity transform our youthful face into the mask of a stranger. There’s something to be said for aging gracefully, but modern cosmetic face lifts give us a choice about what “aging gracefully” looks like in the mirror.
While “minimally invasive” face lifts can give patients a nice touch-up, Dr. Carter promotes and practices the true, deep layer face lift because, in his twenty-five years of experience, he has found that it gives more profound and lasting results. In the “true” face lift, incisions are made along the hairline, around the ears, and in the creases behind the jaw, making any scars mostly invisible. Once the skin is pulled back, Dr. Carter can then access the deep tissue layer between the facial muscles and the skin, a layer called the SMAS (Sub-Muscular Aponeurotic System). This layer can be thought of as the skin’s “anchor,” and when this anchor is raised and reattached in a higher and more youthful position, the skin follows, passively and naturally.
The face lift raises sagging jowls and reestablishes a more youthful jaw-line. When combined with liposuction of the face and neck, it can literally take years off your face.
The face lift mainly improves the lower face and cheeks, where the effects of age and gravity are most clearly seen, but Dr. Carter also does eyebrow lifts, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and soft silicone chin implants to provide as much of the “total makeover” as his patients desire.
If you are ready to turn back the clock on your face, call Dr. Carter for a consultation. He can’t stop time, but he can raise your face to better meet each new day.