The face all too often tells the tale of one’s age. As the years go by, the effects of sun damage, gravity, and daily life in general become apparent. Deep lines form between the mouth and the nose. The jawline grows loose and less defined. Folds and deposits of fat appear around the neck.

Dr. Cardenas’ “SMAS” technique improves the most visible signs of aging by re-draping the skin of your face and neck, removing excess fat, and tightening the underlying muscles. A facelift can be done by itself or along with other complimentary procedures such as eyelid surgery, a forehead lift, or even a nose job (Aesthetic Rhinoplasty).

The best candidate for a facelift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. Most patients are in their forties to sixties, but facelifts can be done successfully on patients outside of this age range.