Question: I’m worried about my upcoming facelift making my face too tight. What do you do during surgery to prevent this?
Answer: It is important when doing a facelift procedure to avoid a windswept appearance. This occurs if the face is pulled excessively. The longevity of the facelift result is not dependent on pulling of the skin but dependent on tightening the underlying structures. During the surgery, the surgeon must have a good understanding of the factors that are needed to create a natural appearance to avoid looking over tightened and unnatural.