Get natural looking results with a deep plane facelift.
There's no escaping it. The subtle changes that come with natural aging begin to show. The blue eyes you inherited through genetics also means you are subject to the way your features soften with time. Combine heredity with environmental factors like smoking and sun exposure and your appearance could be in need of lift. A classic facelift could be your answer, especially in the hands of a renowned facial plastic surgeon sought out for his skills that deliver the most natural results. Designed to tighten sagging and provide lift in the lower part of the face, a facelift rejuvenates features like the jowls and jawline, refining facial contours.
Some of the visible signs of aging include deep creases in the face, a sagging jawline, and fatty deposits and folds around the neck. Facelift surgery is the only cosmetic option that tightens underlying muscles, removes excess fat, and redrapes the skin of your neck and face. Topical treatments and less invasive options like injectables and heat therapies play a role in prevention, maintenance and do offer limited correction, but not the precise and lasting results of a proper facelift surgery.
For many patients complete facial rejuvenation comes from having a facelift and other smaller procedures including eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, or a brow lift. Often it’s a combination of procedures that delivers the most natural results because your surgeon can effectively address the individual facial features with subtle precision.
In addition to the traditional facelift there are several different facelift procedures. You should discuss these options with your plastic surgeon to determine which facelift procedure will yield the results you desire.
The Mini Facelift
The Mini Facelift is also known as a Short Scar Face Lift or an S Lift. This procedure works to tighten the skin and soft tissues of your face. Similar to a full face lift, this procedure repositions the skin and tightens underlying tissues. However, it utilizes a slightly different technique that minimizes scarring, yet still gives the patient a natural, more youthful appearance. The mini-facelift relies on sutures placed in the deeper layers of the face to lift the soft tissue, which achieves a long-lasting lift. Then the skin is re-draped and excess skin is removed. Most patients can return to work or begin engaging in social activities within a week of surgery. There are fewer sutures than a traditional facelift and the incisions are well hidden, making them nearly impossible to detect.
A Mid Facelift
A Mid Facelift focuses on lifting sagging cheeks and smoothing out the skin on your face. As opposed to a traditional facelift procedure that targets all areas of the face and neck, the Mid Facelift procedure targets sagging cheekbones and the area around the eyes. By restoring fullness to these areas, the patient is made to look younger. For someone who is showing some early signs of aging but does not need a full facelift procedure, the Mid Facelift restores lift and volume for a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. Many patients choose to combine this procedure with a brow lift or eyelid surgery that brightens the eyes, a naturally youthful complement to the mid facelift. The incisions are all hidden in the temple and the inner mouth and typically requires 2 to 3 weeks of recovery time.
The Temporal Lift
The Temporal Lift, sometimes known as an Upper Face Lift, moves the facial tissues diagonally outward and upward toward the upper quadrants of the face. It can relieve folds and small wrinkles in the forehead and between the brows, and also smooth the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes. Another benefit of this lift is that it provides a chiseled look to cheekbones along with an overall refreshed and revitalized look to the entire face.
A Neck Lift provides a shapely and toned jawline and neck, whether the procedure is done alone or with a face lift. By removing excess and sagging skin and tightening underlying tissues, this procedure can reverse the effects of gravity and restore the patient’s profile to a more youthful state.