A facelift smooths the loose skin on your face and neck, tightens underlying tissues and removes excess fat. Your face will appear firmer, fresher and more youthful.
Chances are good that the first signs of ageing will appear on your face. Stress, sun, lack of sleep, genetics, smoking and just plain ageing are contributors to a face that no longer reflects how we feel inside.
Changes appear slowly, Botox, peels and facial fillers can help but there may come a day when a facelift may be the answer to drooping, loose skin of the face, jowls and neck region.
Also known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift lifts & smooths loose skin on your face & neck, tightens underlying tissues. Excess fat can also be removed at that time. The result will be a firmer, fresher, more youthful appearance.
Adjustable Vector Tissue Adhesive Facelift
with tissue sealant allows individualized direction of pull as well as finessing the tension of the closure. This is accomplished by pulling on the narrow flaps with a clamp and placing a skin suture at its base while the tension is maintained, after which the flap is excised. I use about 7 individual flaps in all areas of closure above, in front of, and behind the ear. Another enhancement is the use of Tisseal tissue sealant which is sprayed under the skin prior to closure. This glues the skin to the deeper tissues, holding the narrow flaps with clamps for several minutes for the sealant to work its magic. Drains are almost never needed because of the sealant. Tisseal reduces bruising and swelling, to the degree that sometimes there is none.
Advanced Facelift Techniques by Dr William Jervis
AVTA Facelift Technique
Adjustable Vector Tissue Adhesive Facelift allows fine tuning of both the tension of and direction of the pull of the closure during skin excision. The ‘tags’ are removed piecemeal one by one during the closure (see photo below) as is the extra skin between the tags. The key word is PRECISION.
The tissue adhesive ‘Tisseel’, manufactured by Baxter Medical is sprayed under the skin flaps and held in place for 5 minutes just before the skin and skin ‘tags’ excisions using activated thromboplastin to glue the flaps in the new elevated position (see photo below)
Tisseel dramatically reduces bruising and swelling by sealing off the fine capillary bleeding points. It almost always means that drains are not needed.