Facelift by Dr. Hargarty

One of the most popular and effective cosmetic procedures, a facelift is also known as a rhytidectomy. It creates a youthful, more energetic facial appearance. The procedure serves to reduce sagging folds of skin on the jawline and cheeks. A facelift also addresses changes in the shape of the face that can occur due to the aging process.

During, your plastic surgeon pulls back a flap of skin tissue on each side of your face. Additionally, tissues beneath the skin receive surgically alteration to rejuvenate facial contours. The surgeon typically removes excess skin before closing and suturing the skin flaps. In many procedures, a neck lift is done in order to minimize sagging neck skin and reduce fat tissue deposits.


A facelift does not eliminate sun damage, wrinkles or fine lines on your face. There are other very effective procedures that can address types of skin issues.

As part of the aging process that we all go through, facial shape and appearance changes. The skin becomes loses its elasticity. Fat deposits diminish in some areas and may increase in other areas. These naturally-occurring changes that a facelift can reduce include:

  • Excess skin that forms jowls along the lower jawline.
  • Sagging cheeks.
  • Deep folds of skin on the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
  • Excess fat and sagging skin on the neck. (If the procedure will include a neck lift.)

A facelift is not a treatment for wrinkles, facial lines, sun exposure, creases near the nose or uneven skin color.

A facelift can provide excellent results that will rejuvenate and refresh your appearance. In addition, it can restore your self-confidence significantly. If you’re ready to learn more and whether you’re a good candidate, contact our facilities today!

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