What is a Full Facelift?

Infographic showing the benefits of a full faceliftIt happens to all of us: the gradual descent of a once youthful, firm face. Skin begins to pool along the jaw and beneath the skin, and deep folds form around our mouths. The cheeks begin to sag and become hollow, and the neck develops long, hanging bands from the chin downward. Fortunately, experienced and skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster provides a wide array of facial procedures to rejuvenate your face and restore your confidence. One of the most popular is the full facelift, which:

  • Restores youthful fullness to the cheeks
  • Sharpens the jawline
  • Lifts sagging skin

In this procedure, Dr. Schuster makes incisions along the hairline. The incisions extend down and behind the ear, then along the lower scalp. With these incisions, Dr. Schuster not only lifts and tightens skin, but also the supportive tissues below the skin. The results are long-lasting, effective and beautiful. You won’t look windswept or tightly pulled because of the comprehensive lifting Dr. Schuster performs on deeper tissue.

In a conventional full facelift, the mid-face is not altered or addressed. However,  Dr. Schuster trained with Dr. Sam Hamra in the composite facelift technique. Dr. Schuster’s composite facelift achieves all of the outcomes discussed above plus lifting the sagging mid-face and softening cheek folds.

It’s normal and expected for fat to diminish and sag as we age, leaving the cheeks sunken and poorly defined. By reshaping and repositioning fat, Dr. Schuster restores a youthful heart-shaped contour. In old age, the natural heart shape (fuller in the cheeks and gently tapered to the chin) inverts as everything drops down.

Dr. Schuster performs several other facelift techniques as well. He’s happy to discuss each one with you to make sure you get the results you are picturing and that are right for your face.

The only way to know if you are a good candidate for a full facelift in Baltimore is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster. To arrange your appointment, please call our office at 410-902-9800. Patients visit us from Towson, Owings Mills and all of the surrounding areas.