5 Different Types of Facelift
Added on 27th January 2020 in Blog
Facial rejuvenation has historically been one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery. Over the years, technologies and techniques have been improved, providing more options for patients to improve the appearance of their facial features. Now, there are different types of facelift in addition to the traditional facelift surgery that patients and surgeons can utilise to help provide a more youthful appearance.
Here, we run through the different options available to you for facial rejuvenation and the different techniques used to conduct the surgery.
Different types of facelift
1. Jawline Rejuvenation
Jawline rejuvenation is a suitable surgery if you require improvements in the area surrounding your jawline and neck. A liposuction technique is used to remove excess fat from the area, enabling the ability to sculpt your jawline. You can also utilise the excess fat that’s been removed in other areas of the face as this can be injected back into your skin to add volume. Skin is not removed during this procedure so it would be ideal for those with high skin elasticity.
2. Mini Face-lift
Different types of facelift also come in the form of mini-facelift procedures. It’s simply a traditional facelift procedure but on a smaller scale, with smaller incisions being used. The incisions are made under the hairline so they’re covered. It’s here where the surgeon can tighten the skin and remove any excess fat to improve the appearance of the neck and jowls. This procedure would be ideal for patients beginning to see minimal signs of ageing but aren’t completely ready for a full facelift.
3. Mid Face-lift
A mid-facelift focuses on the cheek area. To access the cheek, small incisions would be made just above ears in the hairline and in the mouth. Then the fat pads in the cheeks would be repositioned over the cheekbones and the skin can be tightened. This helps to provide a more aesthetically pleasing result.
The S-lift would focus on the bottom third of the face (the neck and jowls). The name originates from the fact that the procedure requires an S-shaped incision being made to the skin and underlying tissue can be separated. When your skin is lifted, it allows the surgeon to tighten the muscles and tissues before the incision is closed using sutures.
5. Traditional Facelift
Last on our list of different types of facelift is the traditional method. This method is essential for those who are seeking to improve signs of ageing that are quite significant. Incisions are made on your hairline and around your ears, with a small incision also made below the chin. The skin is dissected in order to tighten the relevant areas around your face and your neck. By tightening the skin, it allows for a smoother appearance and defined neckline. Excess fat is drained from your neck and jowl area with the skin removed from in front and behind the ears.
Your recovery time for the procedure tends to take around 10 days but any form of exercise is normally advised after 2 weeks.
Are there any additional procedures in a facelift?
With the different types of facelift mentioned above, there are also additional procedures that are performed. These include:
– Blepharoplasty (Eyelid lift)
– Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
– Face Implants (chin or cheek implants)
These can help to improve the appearance of certain features of your face to provide an appearance that you’re seeking.
As always, it is important to discuss which form of a facelift procedure is suitable for you through a consultation. Contact us today to arrange a consultation and discuss the best options for you.Back to Blogs