In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces: deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jawline slackens, soft tissues of the face deflate, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. Face lifts counteract these problems by adding and removing fat, tightening skin and muscles, giving your face a fresher, youthful look — after surgery, some patients appear as much as 10 or 15 years younger. Dr. Harrison’s goal is to restore smoother, more pleasing facial contours and at the same time avoid an over operated look. Face lifts can make you look as good as you feel.
There are many styles of face lifts and the techniques are very different. Some face lifts can be done very quickly by just undermining and tightening the skin, but the results are very short lived. Dr. Harrison typically will use a SMAS face lift and do the majority of the tightening of the face on the deeper tissue thus allowing the skin to be closed on less tension avoiding that unnatural, over operated look. An integral part of facial rejuvenation is restoration of volume. There are a number of volume fillers that can be used to achieve this. Most commonly, Dr. Harrison does this with micro fat grafts by removing fat where you do not want it, tightening up the muscles and skin and adding volume to give you an overall more youthful look.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Harrison, he will sit you in front of a mirror and specifically look at your areas of concern and discuss various options to improve those areas. It is important for you to speak candidly about your concerns. We will honor the trust you put in our office with absolute privacy. Dr. Harrison will also help assess and then discuss realistic expectations for the final result.