ARE FACIAL MUSCLES TIGHTENED DURING A FACELIFT?
I’m 48, female, and interested in getting a facelift. I guess I always thought that all that was done during a facelift was the tightening of the skin, but I heard somewhere that the muscles in the face can also be stitched together. Are facial muscles always sutured during a facelift?
Yes, the facial muscles can be tightened during a facelift. I tighten the facial muscle layer with every facelift that I do: traditional and mini-facelifts. Tightening the muscle layer (SMAS) is what gives long lasting, natural and effective results.