The facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because it really does take years off the patient’s appearance. Because it is a surgery, it is not something patients should enter into lightly. Dr. Robert Langdon, founder of The Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, has been performing facelifts for more than 20 years and has honed his techniques to give patients beautiful, natural results that flatter their best features.
How Does a Facelift Work?
The facelift techniques Dr. Langdon performs are a direct response to gravity’s pull on the Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System, the SMAS layer of muscles and connective tissues that shape our facial features. Gravity pulls straight down on these tissues, causing them to shift. This leaves hollows in the cheeks, jowls near the chin and jawline as fatty tissues collect, and drooping, sagging skin in the lower cheeks and neck.
Dr. Langdon’s ExpresS-Lift addresses the SMAS layer by lifting and anchoring it in a largely vertical direction. Traditional facelifts pull in a more backward direction and can result in a “wind-swept” result that is not as natural looking. His ExpresS-Lift technique also requires smaller skin incisions—about half the length of traditional facelifts—for faster healing and inconspicuous scars.
The upward lift of the ExpresS-Lift corrects mid-face volume loss and repositions the SMAS layer to where it was 10 or even 20 years ago. This gives you a more youthful facial contour and a slender neck profile.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
Although the most common age of a facelift candidate is in their 40s, 50s, or 60s, the ExpresS-Lift facelift can be performed on patients of any age. Those who have good skin elasticity and are generally healthy are often the most pleased with their results. Dr. Langdon can answer all your questions during a comprehensive consultation at The Langdon Center.
What are the Benefits of a Facelift?
There are indeed less-invasive procedures available to reduce the signs of aging. So why should you consider a facelift at The Langdon Center?
A Facelift Addresses Multiple Signs of Aging at Once
Lifting the SMAS layer, remodeling or removing excess fatty tissue, and removing excess skin sculpt all the layers of your facial features. You can restore lost volume, smooth away deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and return youthful contours to your cheeks, jawline and neck. Less-invasive procedures typically address only one of these aging concerns at a time and are generally ineffective at tightening the SMAS layer.
Resets the Clock on Your Appearance
Even the most talented cosmetic surgeon cannot stop the aging process entirely. What Dr. Langdon can move your perceived age’s starting point back by several years. Yes, future wrinkles or volume loss will likely occur, but they will do so from a more youthful set point. Most of our patients are pleased with their facelift results for 10 or more years.
Modern-Day Surgical Techniques Leave Less Scarring
Dr. Langdon’s ExpresS-Lift techniques require shorter incisions placed around the hairline and ears, areas where healing leaves less apparent scars. There is also less bruising after the procedure, so the recovery process is shortened. These shortened incisions are possible because of the angle of lift, which also accounts for the natural-looking results Dr. Langdon can produce with your facelift. You will still have restored volume, minimized wrinkles, and remodeled youthful contours for a natural, pleasing outcome.
Why Should You Choose The Langdon Center for Your Facelift?
Dr. Langdon and The Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery team are dedicated to bringing patients world-class care and outcomes. From the first consultation appointment to your final follow-up visit after your procedure, you are in the best, most capable hands. Let Dr. Langdon help you turn back the clock by years with a consultation about a facelift today.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about a facelift, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.