A person is initially judged by the appearance of their face. This analysis can tell a lot about the person, particularly the age. The effects of ageing are initially observed on the face. Therefore, the person may appear to look older even though they may feel a lot younger.
Brief physiology of ageing
The effects of gravity and the sun are best seen on the face. Effects are observed on the surface as well as on the underlying structures of the face such as SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system). This is a set of tissues that lies below the skin over the facial muscles. Descent of skin happens when the ultraviolet radiation affects these set of tissues badly. Gravitational effects further aggravate this condition. Therefore, the appropriate surgical method not only treats the facial skin, but also its underlying structures. It is now possible to surgically peel off the older layers of face to regain its lost texture and appearance.
Face lift: What is it and how it is done
Either local or general anesthesia may be administered for performing this surgery. Anesthesia is normally given in the junction of face and ear. Through multiple incisions, the skin and its underlying structures (the SMAS) are tightened. Tightening is done against gravity in order to counterbalance the drooping effect. Care has to be taken so that the level of tightening is same in both halves. After ensuring this, the incisions are closed in a manner that does not disturb the ear appearance or the nearby hairline. This should be kept in mind since sideburns are located in those areas that are closer to the ear. The use of laser may be required in this condition. However, this requirement is necessary only for a certain number of patients.