Question: How can I make sure that having a facelift will not give me a ‘wind swept’ look? Are there degrees of how tight the skin will be pulled?
Answer: The great misnomer in facelifting is that the skin is pulled. The technique of facelift really involves elevating the skin off the deeper tissues and re-suspending the deeper tissues and then gently re-draping without any tension so as not to pull the skin tight. It is very important for the surgeon to understand the vectors of pull in the face, and this will determine how to give an optimal result and avoid an overly pulled or unnatural appearance.