The appearance of facial aging varies from patient to patient. Some may find that as early as their late twenties they will develop some bulging fat in their lower eyelids, or fine lines at the corners of their eyes. Others may have congenital fat in their neck area to give them a double chin. Facial fat may atrophy causing the skin to sag while others develop a rounder fuller face.
The facelift generally involves treatment of the cheeks, the neck, eyelids, and brow. In addition, aging around the mouth can be a telltale sign that requires individual attention with a lip lift, corner lip lift, and resurfacing. Each of these individual areas can be addressed separately however a harmonious result can be better obtained by combining these procedures into a "complete" facial rejuvenation procedure.
The final result will be revealed some months following the surgery. Most patients are able to resume their normal business activities within two weeks.