What is a Facelift?
As people age, their skin begins to lose elasticity and sag. This process can deepen fold lines around the nose and mouth, and lead to the development of jowls and loose neck skin. Factors like sun damage, smoking, stress, and genetics play a role in how severely aging affects each individual’s skin. A facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens skin on the cheeks, jawline, and neck and smooths out deep wrinkles to show the face’s natural contours. It reduces sagging skin on your cheeks and jawline and smooths out deep wrinkles by tightening the muscle underneath. Depending on your specific skin and aesthetic goals, implants or dermal fillers may also help restore lost volume in areas like the cheeks and chin.
How are Facelifts Performed?
Does Insurance Cover Facelifts?
Since facelifts are considered cosmetic surgery, insurance providers typically will not cover the cost without a medical reason. Other reconstructive procedures that are sometimes performed in conjunction with a facelift, like an upper blepharoplasty, can be covered by health insurance if deemed medically necessary by your health insurance provider.