The sun, genetics, and gravity can take a toll on the features of one’s face over time. Most often noted is the loss of volume in the cheeks, extra skin that creates folds and wrinkles, and less pronounced muscle tone which creates sagging. A facelift, technically termed a rhytidectomy, can be performed on patients who wish to address these aesthetic concerns. There are different types of facelifts that patients may opt to receive, comprised of the endoscopic facelift, full facelift, midface lift, thread lift (or feather lift), among others. Differentiating factors between these procedures include how the surgery is performed, and which areas of the face the patient would like to improve. Attending a private consultation at The Breslow Center in Paramus, New Jersey is an ideal way to discuss these options in detail.
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Many facelifts are combined with facial implant surgery or a fat transfer to the face. Either option will increase fullness in areas of the face, such as the cheeks or lips, but implants are composed of a synthetic material while a fat transfer is just that. In an autologous fat transfer, a person’s own fatty source is utilized and harvested for the transfer. Patients can choose to undergo additional procedures performed in conjunction with a facelift; eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty), browlift surgery, and facial liposuction can complement a rhytidectomy. Individuals age differently, and a precise combination of procedures can greatly benefit the overall look of the face. Click on the links below to learn more about the various procedures performed at The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery in Paramus, New Jersey: