Even though so many non-surgical options are now available for facial rejuvenation—such as injectable neuromodulators and fillers—facial cosmetic surgery from our St. Louis-based West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University is typically the best way of counteracting more severe signs of aging, such as sagging skin around the lower face and jawline area. If you
As skin ages, it is no longer be able to stretch and bounce back into shape as easily as it once did. The resulting wrinkles and sagging are associated with deterioration of the collagen and elastin fibers that make up the structure of the skin, loss of fat, too much sun exposure, and bad habits
Minimally invasive techniques can be used to lift your skin slightly and reduce wrinkles, but the most long-lasting and effective way of correcting sagging facial skin is with a facelift. Surgery is also the ideal way to tighten jowls and sagging skin around the neckline while also repairing weakened neck muscles at the same time.
It takes a while for your face to feel completely normal again after you’ve had a facelift. It’s common to feel a change in texture, numbness, tingling, and tightness of the skin around your incisions—especially in the early stage of recovery. Since you’ll initially have a lot of swelling and bruising from the procedure, it
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a form of cosmetic surgery used to address facial imperfections that typically occur as we get older. Aging can have a drastic effect on the facial appearance, resulting in changes to texture, tone, and even the overall shape and symmetry. The West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University team often
As plastic surgeons, we admit that the term “facelift” can be a little confusing. Patients who come to us seeking a facelift in St. Louis sometimes—quite understandably—believe that the procedure will address sagging and wrinkles on their entire face, from top to bottom. In actuality, the procedure technically known as a rhytidectomy is intended only