Although aesthetic trends come and go, men and women undergoing facelift surgery at my Long Island practice consistently use one phrase: “natural-looking.” Thanks to the incredible advancements in facelift techniques over the past several years, it’s easier than ever to give my patients the subtle, natural-looking results they want, rather than the overdone, “windblown” look they fear.
The first step to achieving an outcome that’s harmonious with a patient’s desires is customizing each procedure to suit the specific patient. This process begins during the initial consultation, when I examine the patient’s face to evaluate the quality of the skin, the patient’s bone structure, and other factors that may affect my surgical approach. I also ask a lot of questions about a person’s goals, and I encourage patients to bring in photos of themselves when they were younger. No 2 faces are exactly alike, and it’s vitally important that I tailor each surgery with respect to the patient’s anatomy and desires.
Another important way to achieve a subtle refreshment is often by adding a complementary procedure to a facelift. Although this might seem counterintuitive, the addition of a forehead lift or eyelid surgery can help ensure that one part of the face doesn’t look younger than another. This approach isn’t necessary for everyone, but people with marked aging of the upper face can certainly benefit.
In short, today’s facial rejuvenation procedures give patients more options than ever to help them achieve a final result that’s noticeable but natural-looking, revealing a rejuvenated version of themselves.