Cosmetic Issues a Facelift can Fix

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Let’s face it: the cheeks, jaw, mouth area and neck are some of the first places that aging becomes obvious. While you may be able to reduce the earliest facial aging with non-surgical options like BOTOX® Cosmetic, more advanced facial changes can be addressed effectively with a facelift. Here are some of the most commonly corrected issues:

  • Creases, wrinkles and folds
  • Skin folds around the mouth and nose
  • Jowling/sagging skin along the jawline
  • Loose, sagging facial skin
  • Neck banding and sagging
  • Loose skin and fat hanging below the chin

A facelift undoes some of the effects of time, age and gravity. The collagen and elastin in your skin naturally breaks down over the years, leading to sagging. This procedure lifts those tissues, re-creating a youthful facial shape while smoothing deep creases.

One of the great things about the facelift procedure is that it addresses the underlying tissue as well as the skin. Board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto re-shapes and tightens these deep tissues, which ensures your results look natural, beautiful and last for many years after your procedure. Although the inevitable effects of time and gravity may cause some relapse in facial laxity several years after your procedure, the majority of people still look younger than they did before the facelift for the long-term.

It may also be helpful to think of what a facelift does not address: The upper portions of the face – including the forehead, mid-face, brow and eyelids – are not rejuvenated with a standard facelift. Instead, this procedure focuses on the lower third of the face, where loose and sagging tissue tends to descend. That being said, your facelift can be combined with eyelid surgery, a brow lift or other techniques to achieve the consistent, full-face rejuvenation you are interested in. Dr. Kleto discusses all of these options with you during an in-person consultation.

If you are interested in facelift surgery and live in Knoxville, Sevierville or the surrounding areas, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kleto: 865-524-2442. Depending on your age, expectations and priorities, a surgical procedure like a facelift or a preventive measure like BOTOX® Cosmetic may be right for you. Surgical and non-surgical treatments can also be combined for optimal results.


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