I did my first facelift in 1980, and I’ve tried all different techniques and approaches, Dr. Ordon says. It is his long-term experience that has given him a firm grasp of what qualities a facelift should and shouldn’t have. When examining a portfolio of before-and-after photographs, look for the following:
-The surgery should not be noticeable as plastic surgery.
-There should be no apparent pulling on the skin.
-The patient should look great for their age yet still age appropriate.
-Incisions should be hidden in the natural contours of the face.
-Earlobes should be preserved to eliminate telltale signs of surgery.
-It should take about 10 to 15 years away from the patient’s appearance.