4 Face Lift Terms to Know

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Face lift terms to know

This rejuvenating procedure restores a more youthful facial appearance. When you meet with one of our experienced oculo-facial plastic surgeons, they will discuss all aspects of this surgery with you. In the meantime, here are some face lift terms to know:

  • Rhytidectomy: Another term for "face lift" surgery. This term is generally considered more technical than the latter. You may hear either term when discussing the procedure with your surgeon and other people.
  • Mid-face sagging: The mid-face is exactly what it sounds like – the middle section of your face. It generally includes the area below the lower eyelids and above the upper lip. As you grow older, sagging in this region is quite common and expected. Fullness and volume become deflated in this area, leading to a tired, aged appearance.
  • Jowls: "Jowling" refers to the sagging of skin from your jaw line. A face lift can restore a tighter jaw line.
  • Nasolabial folds: These deep lines extend from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth. A face lift smoothes and softens these creases.

The only way to know if a face lift is right for you is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with our experienced oculo-facial surgeons. To arrange your consult in Wayne, PA, please call Morgenstern Center at (610) 687.8771.