Question : What is a composite facelift? Does it really avoid the ‘windswept’ look that occurs in some facelifts?
Answer : The composite facelift is a different technique that creates a more natural appearance. The vectors of pull in the composite facelift are in a slightly different direction than the traditional facelift. The composite facelift also has some ability to help with the appearance of the face around the eyes, create a very smooth neck lift and jaw line, and create fullness in the cheek which is quite youthful. The technique also involves techniques to avoid distortion of the ear. By avoiding ear pulling, you may avoid the wind-swept appearance of the facelift. Experienced facelift surgeons use the vectors of pull to their advantage to avoid the wind-swept appearance.