Many factors cause the skin to wrinkle and sag (i.e., exposure to the sun, genetics as well as the natural aging process). As you age, the skin sags and fits more loosely. These folds become prominent, especially around the chin, the jaw line, and along the neck.
Dr. Shepard performs rhytidectomies, or facelifts, to enhance your appearance and correct these conditions. A facelift involves tightening of the facial and neck muscles as well as the removal of any excess skin. The procedure is often performed in conjunction with additional cosmetic surgeries such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), forehead lift, chin augmentation, liposuction, and/or rhinoplasty (nasal surgery). These procedures can be performed any time after signs of aging appear in order to attain a more youthful appearance.