The challenge for every facelift surgeon is to produce natural-looking results. No patient wants it to be obvious that a facelift surgery was performed, but every patient wants a naturally youthful appearance. While facelift scars have always been a dead giveaway, a new and revolutionary facelift technique known as the “suspenders facelift” can now produce long-lasting, youthful results with drastically reduced facelift scars.
Issues With Traditional Facelift Surgery
Traditional facelift techniques are not without enemies or issues. The first, of course, is aging. The skin will continue to lose elasticity due to aging and gravity no matter what facial rejuvenation technique is used. Depending on the facelift technique as well as factors such as genetics, diet, smoking habits, skin type, and overall health, aging can catch up with your results faster than you would like. Another issue is the surgical technique used. After a traditional facelift, the skin is pulled tight, excess skin is removed, and the edges are sealed around the ears. Due to the amount of tension on the tissue edges, this can result in unsightly scarring or even hypertrophic scarring.
How the Suspenders Facelift Resolves These Issues
The suspenders facelift avoids the obvious appearance of having undergone surgery by minimizing scarring and increasing the longevity of the results. At the end of the procedure, instead of removing all of the excess skin, only the top layer of skin is removed. The underlying tissues are left intact and are fashioned into suspenders. Two small incisions are made in the scalp to create “tunnels” into which these tissue suspenders are then inserted, after which the suspenders are anchored with absorbable sutures. Suspending the tissues in this way places all the tension on the tissue suspenders.
The benefits of the suspenders facelift are twofold and address both issues mentioned above. First, because the suspenders bear the tension, scarring is greatly reduced and the results look more natural. Second, the suspenders bear a greater amount of tension than is possible with a traditional facelift, which leads to longer-lasting results despite future aging. The suspenders facelift is an excellent option for any patient considering facial rejuvenation surgery because it produces natural-looking and long-lasting results.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Renato Calabria has been quite impressed with the results of the suspenders facelift since its development. If you wish to learn more about this procedure, Dr. Calabria would be happy to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation to answer your questions and offer his expert recommendations on facial rejuvenation. To request your consultation, please fill out our short online contact form at your convenience. You may also reach us by phone at your preferred practice location: 310.777.0069 (Beverly Hills), 760.836.0077 (Palm Springs), or 39.349.4662323 (Rome, Italy).