Hello Younger You
Westport | Fairfield CT
After a certain age, many people begin to notice a tired, droopy facial appearance, characterized by loose skin around their neck, cheeks, and jaw. Sun exposure and an unhealthy lifestyle can accelerate this aging process, giving otherwise vibrant men and women a look that doesn’t reflect how they feel.
This is why face lifts (or a “rhytidectomy”) have enjoyed such immense popularity in recent years, as innovative techniques emerge that provide natural, long-lasting results. In board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ellen Mahony, you have a doctor and advocate with whom you can discuss several different options for your facelift. Each of them can reposition your facial skin and muscles to reverse the visible effects of aging and give you a rested, healthier look.
Your Face, Your Face Lift
Your face lift procedure will be custom-tailored to your unique skin condition, your underlying facial contour, and, just as importantly, your aesthetic goals. Many people worry that a facelift will make them look pulled or overdone. Dr. Mahony makes sure that your results will look natural by performing, at minimum, a two-layer lift so that all of the tightening isn’t just done on the facial surface but also addresses the deeper layers of the face.
It’s important to remember that a facelift is not just about tightening the “fabric,” your skin, but the quality of the fabric! That’s why we recommend preparing your skin for a facelift with a Vampire Facial series. This innovative, in-office procedure uses your body’s own biologic materials to “wake up” the stem cells deep within the dermis, stimulating them to produce more collagen, repair the elastin fibers and increase blood flow.
Boost Your Face Lift with Complementary Treatments
Dr. Mahony can also perform other facial rejuvenation procedures along with or after your facelift, including threadlifts, eyelid lifts, brow lifts, and chemical peels. You may also want to discuss the benefits of volume enhancement, through fillers, implants and soft tissue augmentation, or the innovative concept known as a “liquid facelift”. And, if desired, you can make a Connecticut face lift part of a more comprehensive Menopause Makeover.
Rest assured, a facelift can offer an elegant change in your appearance, and help restore the youthful jawline and neck contours that have been concealed with age.
See Dr. Mahony’s results: before and after facelift.
ASK DR. MAHONY
Yes, absolutely. There are many factors to take into consideration when recommending and not recommending a facelift for a potential patient. Some of the most common reasons I steer patients away from one is that it’s too early and other less invasive options like ALMI, Threadlifts or even simple fillers are the right option for where their face is in its aging process. I also don’t recommend this procedure if someone is in particularly poor health with a circulatory problem or a heavy smoker. These conditions not only impede recovery but also increase risks and potentially inhibit good results.
As an example, injectable fillers are great for blending in transition areas between the lower eyelids and cheek or cheek and chin, or adding volume to the midface cheek bones. These ‘transition’ areas develop as the skin begins to show its laxity. Eventually however, the laxity progresses and not only are there abrupt hollows where these transitions began, but also there are visible folds of skin at the junctions between facial segments. Usually at this point the jawline has lost its definition in the skin redundancy. Regrettably, at this point, fillers are not very successful in camouflaging these signs of aging and in some cases, can magnify them. In comparison, a facelift can both reposition the facial tissue, restore anatomic volume and remove excess skin – better investment of time and finances.