Would you like to restore your youthful appearance with a facelift, but don’t want your face to look pulled tight. If so, you may want to consider the more effective and natural-appearing two layer facelift. But what exactly is a two layer facelift.
Benefits of a facelift
A facelift gives the face a more youthful appearance because it tightens loose skin on the face, and rejuvenates the appearance of the lower face and neck.
What is a two layer facelift?
The two-layer facelift is an improvement on older facelift techniques, which often made the face look pulled tight and ‘windswept’. During the original facelift the skin is lifted and pulled back tightly. This creates a lot of tension on the skin, which is the reason why the face has a pulled back look after surgery. This effect is avoided with the two-layer facelift, because it addresses the underlying muscle and deep facial fat.
What’s involved in a two layer facelift?
The incisions for the two-layer facelift are made in the hairline behind the ear, and extend down to the natural crease in the upper part of the ear. The scars are usually inconspicuous after healing.
During a two layer facelift the surgeon will lift the skin along with the SMAS-platysma, which is a layer that is made up of fibrous tissue and muscle. Lifting and repositioning the deep subcutaneous fat layer and platysmal muscle in the neck and then redraping the skin, provides more natural, long-lasting facelift results.
Would you like to learn more about the two layer facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the San Francisco or Walnut Creek, CA areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Andrew Barnett, M. D. for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Barnett at www.drbarnett.com, or by calling 415-362-1221 for the office in San Francisco or Walnut Creek.