Trending Topic: Facelifts
by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Aug. 2, 2013, 7:39 a.m.
By Ramtin Kassir, MD, F.A.C.S.
As a person ages, the midface begins to go downhill, producing the smile lines" or "laugh lines”. The lower face then begins to show jowling, near the chin and the neck muscles sag, producing banding and redundancy. Facelift Surgery is designed to reverse the visible signs of facial aging, including the formation of jowls, which obscure the jaw line, the occurrence of a double chin and the appearance of vertical bands of the skin and muscle in the front of the neck.
Requests for surgical procedures are on the rise, with facelifts being one of the most requested procedures in 2012 and the most requested procedure by women. Among all procedures, the largest increase was among requests for facelifts*
Although men have increasingly sought out facelift surgery, women remain to be the most likely candidates for facial plastic surgery, accounting for 80% of all surgical as well as non-surgical procedures in 2012.
Despite women leading the way for facelift surgery, the increase in men requesting the procedure may be the direct result of its popularity by women. “The AAFPRS study also shows that men are more likely to request plastic surgery as a result of their significant other also undergoing cosmetic surgery, with 20% of all male patients being influenced by a partner’s decision.”
Another trend in facelift surgeries are less invasive procedures such as the K-Lift. Less invasive procedures and advancements make facelift surgeries more affordable and accessible.