Asian patients age differently than Caucasian patients. This is often most reflective in the skin, where formation of fine wrinkles is less prominent. However, Asian patients may lose volume in their face, develop sagging of deeper tissues, and prominent neck bands. In some cases, resuspension of the deeper tissues can help restore the facial appearance and make the neck and jawline tighter in appearance. It is critical to discuss the facial shape that patient desires after a facelift, as Asian bone structure, in particular cheekbones can be markedely different than Caucasians. In addition, some Asian patients are concerned about hypertrophic scarring or keloids. Dr. Shah accounts for these changes by creating a younger face, while not making it look too full, while concealing scars behind natural structures, such as the ear.
For more information, see the Facelift Home Page.