As we get older, our skin loses its elasticity and our facial muscles tend to slacken.
Wrinkles appear, particularly at the corners of the mouth and eyes, and the natural
folds of our face deepen. Eventually, the mouth, neck and jaw line begin to sag due
to the inevitable effects of gravity and the skin becomes slack. Around the eyes,
the effects of ageing can be seen in the eyelids and eyebrows.
This process seems to happen more quickly in some people than others. The rate is probably determined genetically, although other factors such as smoking, weight loss and sun exposure also contribute.
Many people feel their facial appearance does not reflect how they feel inside and they may start to consider surgical or non-surgical methods to rejuvenate their appearance.
A facelift is the gold standard approach to rejuvenating the mid-face, lower face and neck. It may be performed in isolation, or combined with other procedures to rejuvenate the eyes and forehead, and with non-surgical treatments to freshen the skin and reduce fine wrinkles.