Do you long to restore a youthful vibrancy to your face, but hesitate at the thought of an unnatural, “pulled-tight” appearance? You’re not alone. Many desire a way to recapture a rested, rejuvenated look without sacrificing their natural beauty. Natural facelift results are one of our patients’ most desired goals for surgery. These are characterized by smoothing deep lines and folds, removal of excess skin, recentering of fat pads, and a generalized “well-rested” look.

Whether you’re just starting to consider facial rejuvenation or have researched traditional facelifts, after reading this you will be better equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions about achieving a natural, ageless you. We’ll explore the benefits of a natural facelift, what results can include, and if you may be a good candidate for this procedure.

What are the benefits of a natural facelift?

When performed by a highly trained board-certified plastic surgeon, a natural-appearing facelift offers unmatched benefits in comparison to other more invasive surgical procedures available. At Capizzi MD, this is the goal of almost all of our facelift patients so we prioritize results that will restore global youthfulness and revitalization. These benefits include:

  • Reduced signs of aging: By smoothing deep lines and folds around the mouth and nose, you can look and feel younger.
  • More defined jawline: A facelift can create a sharper, more defined jawline, reducing the appearance of jowls and sagging skin.
  • Lifted and Tighter Skin: The overall effect is tighter, smoother skin on the cheeks and face, creating a more youthful appearance.
  • Improved Neck Appearance: Many facelifts address the neck area as well, reducing looseness and the appearance of a “double chin.”
  • Brighter, More Rested Look: The overall effect of a successful facelift is often a brighter, more rested appearance that reflects how you feel on the inside.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for a natural facelift?

There are several indications that you may be a good candidate for this common procedure. Many women and men seek a consultation for this plastic surgery when they have one or more of the following:

  • Decreased skin elasticity or sagging skin.
  • Jowls
  • A double chin
  • Excess fat deposits near the chin or jawline
  • Sunken or hollow cheeks
  • A lack of self-confidence
  • Are not an ideal candidate for non-surgical options like Botox and filler alone.

What facelift techniques produce a natural-appearing outcome?

Board-certified plastic surgeons understand that a natural facelift goes beyond just tightening skin. They focus on a holistic approach, addressing the deeper layers of the face known as the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system). The SMAS approach is a key element in achieving natural-looking results in facelifts.

The SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) is a layer of tissue beneath the skin that connects to your facial muscles. As we age, this layer weakens and stretches, contributing to sagging skin and loss of facial definition. There are many different types of SMAS facelifts, and your surgeon will use these techniques to personalize the procedure that you receive. A deep plane facelift is one of those types of procedures, but it may not be a good fit for everyone. By attending a consultation, you will be able to learn about the techniques that are recommended for your individual needs.

By carefully contouring these underlying structures, surgeons like Dr. Brian May achieves results that are beautifully subtle and age-defying, preserving your natural beauty while restoring a youthful vitality.

What else do I need to know about natural facelifts?

Even if you don’t choose Capizzi MD Cosmetic Surgery for your plastic surgery journey, there are several tips that we offer to patients to help them find the right fit for them. We want to make sure that the person you choose is well-qualified and experienced, and we want to make sure that you are in the best place possible to have facial surgery. For more tips on finding a surgeon, and optimizing results from the inside out, please visit the American Board of Plastic Surgery for more information.

The decision to undergo a facelift is a personal one. By understanding the procedure, the SMAS technique for natural results, and the potential benefits, you can approach this choice with confidence. Remember, a facelift is about achieving a natural, more youthful you, a version that reflects how you feel on the inside. If you’re considering facial rejuvenation, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and explore if a facelift can help you achieve a look that makes you feel confident and radiant. If you are interested in learning more or have more questions about the procedure, please fill out this form to receive a follow-up call from a member of our Patient Care team.