I am a 60-year-old woman with an excellent complexion (peaches and cream) and excellent facial circulation. Unfortunately I have developed some jowls and some sagging. Would a face lift negatively affect my complexion and facial circulation? It would seem that undermining the skin might harm capillaries, some of which might not reconnect.
Answer from Dr. Kremer:
Typically a facelift does not have an impact on a patient's complexion and skin quality. The capillaries that supply the facial skin lie in the dermis, which is not altered during this procedure. If you are considering a facelift and a are concerned about your skin, I would - after a thorough personal consultation and examination - suggest that you see the aesthetician on my team, who might start you on a medically supervised skin care program.