As we age, we begin to lose the natural stores of collagen and elastin that are used to keep our skin firm and youthful. This can result in skin laxity and the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Thomas Romo III and his team of professionals can provide patients with solutions that are readily available in his office to combat aging skin, including surgical facelifts.
What is a facelift?
A facelift is a procedure that is sometimes referred to as a rhytidectomy. This is performed to reduce the obvious signs of aging that can develop on the facial area and the neck. This procedure can address a variety of concerns including:
- Loose jowls
- Fallen fat deposits on the face
- Folds that have deepened around the mouth and nose
- Skin relaxation and laxity/sagging
- “Turkey neck” – loose fat on the neck
What can cause changes to the face?
Outside of the natural signs of aging, there are other reasons why the face may develop imperfections and lose its youthful contours. This includes:
- Smoking habits
- Sun damage
- Loss of facial fat
- Skin thinning
- Excessive stress
How is a facelift performed?
When undergoing a facelift, the surgical scars are often less noticeable when the doctor uses the access point on the scalp underneath the hair line. The skin is then pulled tighter and in some cases, excess skin removed. The result is a more youthful look that reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. Many patients can achieve an appearance that makes them look several years younger, and gives them the confidence they need to feel their best each and every day!
Is a surgical facelift right for you?
Call the office of Dr. Thomas Romo III today to discuss your options. He welcomes new and existing patients in and around the area of New York, NY who are interested in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries to improve their appearance and address imperfections of the face and body. The practice can be reached by phone to book an appointment at (212) 288-1500 and is available for visits at 135 East 74th Street.