Facelift and Face Shape

The facelift procedure has evolved in many significant ways during the last two decades, giving Arlington facelift patients longer-lasting results with less downtime. Facelift surgery requires a skilled surgeon and an artistic eye. This highly specialized procedure must take into account the overall shape of your face, especially your cheeks. Failure to contour or shape your cheek area properly will result in an unnatural look, and facial features that do not complement one another.

A facelift is designed to remove excess skin and fat, and restore a more youthful shape to your face. By removing loose and sagging skin around your neck, a facelift can eradicate the appearance of a “double chin” and restore an attractive, triangular facial shape.

Your Arlington facelift surgeon may recommend cheek implants as part of a facelift, especially for older patients, in order to further restore a youthful appearance. Cheeks can also be shaped with certain soft tissue fillers like Radiesse. Fillers provide a way to “test out” what cheek implants may look and feel like, if you want to experiment with this cosmetic option before making a commitment.

If you live in the Arlington, Virginia area and are interested in reducing the appearance of sagging skin and restoring a refreshed, rejuvenated look to your face, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Desman at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.