Exposure to sunlight, weight gain or loss, and the aging process all take their toll on the previously natural and healthy appearance of our skin, causing it to loosen, sag, and wrinkle, especially on the face. A facelift is an artistically performed surgical procedure intended to correct these tell-tale signs of aging and restore your skin’s smooth and youthful appearance by tightening the skin and underlying muscles of the cheeks, jowls, and neck.
The procedure is accomplished with incisions made inconspicuously around the ear. After the excess skin is lifted, it is removed, carefully tailored around the ear, and gently tightened. The facelift procedure may take several hours. At Dr. Funk’s Lancaster, York, and Camp Hill offices, our goal is to produce a natural-looking, rejuvenating result, which can be subtle or dramatic, depending on the severity of aging.
This artistic procedure should only be performed by a skilled and experienced aesthetic plastic surgeon. Realistic patient expectations are essential to achieving success with all cosmetic procedures, and facial plastic surgery is no different. The effects of a facelift typically last many years but, like all cosmetic procedures, will not stop further aging. To learn more about facelift surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Funk.