Facial aging reflects the dynamic, cumulative effects of time on the skin, soft tissues and deep structural components of the face, and is a complex synergy of the skin textural changes and loss of facial volume. Many of the facial manifestations of aging reflect the combined effects of gravity, progressive bone resorption, decreased tissue elasticity, and redistribution of subcutaneous fullness.
A convenient method of assessing the morphological effects of aging is to divide the face into the upper third (forehead and brows), middle third (mid face and nose), and lower third (chin, jawline, and neck). The mid face is an important factor in facial aesthetics because perceptions of facial attractiveness are largely founded on the synergy of the eyes, nose, lips, and cheek bones (central facial triangle). For aesthetic purposes, this area should be considered from a 3-dimensional rather than a 2-dimensional perspective, and restoration of a youthful 3-dimensional topography should be regarded as the primary goal in facial rejuvenation.
When considering facial rejuvenation, Dr. Clark will discuss your particular concerns. Every patient is different in how they see themselves and what in particular bothers them. The goal with facial rejuvenation is to improve the shape of the face and create youthful contours by re suspending facial muscles, replacing lost volume and removing redundant, sagging skin. It takes experience to make the correct diagnosis and create a safe, definitive surgical plan. Often this plan can be designed to improve the upper face (forehead and eyes) the mid face/cheek contour, volume and the lower face (jowling, neck laxity).