As we get older, aging of the face is inevitable. Time, gravity, exposure to the sun and genetics all contribute to the signs of aging of the face and neck. Skin begins to sag, deep creases form, and fat and volume are lost.
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, can be performed to reduce the visible signs of aging of the face and neck by tightening the skin and deeper tissues. However, simply tightening the facial skin and underlying structures will not replace the volume that is lost, and because of that, fat grafting can often be performed in conjunction with the facelift. Through fat grafting, fat cells can be transferred from unwanted areas to areas of the face that are deficient.
For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Kelly, please contact Miami Plastic Surgery at (305) 595-2969 or visit our website at www.miamiplasticsurgery.com.