The purpose of a facelift isn’t just to make skin appear smoother and to reduce jowls, sag, and wrinkles. It’s to retain the patient’s essential, physical self while subtly rejuvenating their appearance.
Dr. Max Pekarev measures the success of an operation in part by how natural-looking the results are. Learn about how he works to achieve these results.
A “Leveled” Approach to the Facelift
As we explain on our procedure page, Dr. Max’s facelift involves tightening the underlying muscles and facial tissues and removing excess skin.
It’s important that your surgeon adjusts every skin and tissue level of the face and that these changes work in harmony with one another. If you have seen a facelift by another surgeon that does not look natural, part of the reason may be that the patient’s surgeon worked too extensively at the skin level and not at the subcutaneous and muscle level. This can result in facial expressions that are out of sync or that don’t move in a natural, elastic way.
Beyond natural-looking results, Dr. Max’s approach can also offer longevity. Because each level supports the next, the final connections between skin, tissue, and muscle are stronger.
Natural Contours and Movement
Facelift procedures conclude with repositioning the remaining skin over the face. This is a delicate and artistic process; Dr. Max invests the time it takes to make the skin fit naturally over the face and to retain a smooth appearance.
Surgeons who do not take the time or possess the skill to drape skin naturally may offer less-than-optimal results. One of the common ways you can spot a bad facelift is that skin is overly taught, either because the surgeon removed too much skin or did not position in correctly in the final stages of the procedure.
Location of Facelift Incisions
As with any procedure, Dr. Max performs—from fillers to blepharoplasty—the relationship starts with learning what patients want to achieve and studying their individual physical requirements.
These steps are especially important with a facelift because they allow Dr. Max to plan the facelift incisions. While incisions typically go in front of or behind the ear, their precise location can help to hide them from plain view and from becoming a clear indication that someone has “had work done.”
Taken together, this approach—along with Dr. Max’s years of experience, skill, and commitment to attractive outcomes—help patients appear like themselves after surgery, only with a more refreshed appearance.
To learn more about MP Plastic Surgery and facelifts, call our offices at (817) 529-9199 for an initial consultation.