Case study ( 6818 views as of February 22, 2024 )
Chantal, a 55-year-old female, presents to a plastic surgeon's office requesting an opinion regarding facial aesthetic surgery (facelift). She feels that when she looks in the mirror at this time that she is tired. She is unhappy with the skin laxity under her jawline, and is particularly disturbed that when she views her profile in photographs she has no clear definition of neckline. She reports being otherwise healthy. She is very physically fit and active, plays golf and tennis regularly and enjoys travelling in her retirement. She is seeking an opinion regarding surgical correction of some of the age-related changes to leave her with a refreshed and rejuvenated look.
Chantal is an excellent candidate for a lower face and neck lift. This is a multilevel procedure which allows not only tightening of the skin, but there is securing of the muscle layer beneath the skin, and often defatting of the area beneath the chin to improve the contour. This facelift and neck lift will leave Chantal with a refreshed and rested look and eliminate the excess tissue beneath the jawline.
Chantal may also wish to consider consulting with a dermatologist to help her develop a good skin care routine for optimal health and to optimize the appearance of her skin.Author: Dr. Nancy Van Laeken