A Facelift is a very popular plastic surgery operation that can offer patients a rejuvenated and revitalized appearance in their facial region. Below we look at the most common types of facelift procedures.
Most Common Types of Facelift Procedures
However, many people aren’t aware that there are several different types of facelifts that they can get. Which one you select can offer you very different overall results.
Because of this, it remains important to stay informed of the different types of major facelifts that a patient can undergo. Selecting the right one is absolutely imperative to your overall satisfaction with your results.
1. Mini Facelift
Starting this list off is the mini facelift. A mini facelift is overall a slightly less involved procedure than many of the other procedures on this list.
During a mini-facelift, a physician makes small and subtle incisions under the hairline and then pulls the skin tight. Excess tissue is removed as well.
A mini facelift is especially effective at removing jowls, which tend to form as one gets older.
2. Cheek Lift
As one might guess, a cheek lift targets the patient’s cheeks and cheekbones. Fine lines and wrinkles are additionally reduced in the mid-section of the face.
In addition, under-eye puffiness and nasal folds are modified in order to make them less pronounced.
3. Deep Plane/SMAS Facelift
A deep plane facelift eliminates the appearance of sagging skin at the base of the chin and neck by elevating lax muscles in that section of the face. It typically targets an area of the face known as the SMAS, or musculoaponeurotic system.
This type of procedure can carry with it a number of positive benefits, generally enlivening and rejuvenating the facial features. Dr. Brent is proud to offer both SMAS and MACS in Beverly Hills.
4. Jawline Rejuvenation
A jawline rejuvenation targets the patient’s jawline in order to restore a sense of definition to this area of the face.
This is partially achieved by applying liposuction to the lower jaw and neck area in order to remove excess fat, and the like that might cloud this part of the body as aging occurs.
5. Cutaneous Lift
A cutaneous lift is another type of lift that primarily focuses on the jaw and neck regions of the face.
During a cutaneous lift, incisions are made around the hairline and ears, and extraneous skin is removed. This process tightens the general skin area and smooths out wrinkles.
An S-lift is so-called due to the nature of the incision that is made on the face. During an S-lift, a physician creates an S-shaped incision around the ears and jawline of the neck of the patient.
The purpose of this type of lift is to lift the skin, remove excess fat cells, and contour the underlying muscles and tissues.
7. Liquid Facelift
Liquid facelifts are a type of facelift that has recently gained heavily in popularity for a number of reasons.
A liquid facelift doesn’t involve any invasive surgical treatment on the facial region. Instead, it utilizes dermal filler injections to achieve the results a patient seeks.
Some examples of the types of fillers that are used include Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm. A physician can either use a single one of these types of fillers or a combination of several of them.
8. Brow Lift
A brow lift is a procedure that has both aesthetic and possible medical purposes, depending on the needs of the patient.
During a brow lift, a physician pulls the skin of the brow and temples up on the forehead. This reduces wrinkles and makes the skin in that region appear smoother.
A brow lift can be used for medical purposes when a patient has skin and muscle mass that is so droopy that it sags to the point that it obscures the vision and interferes in their day-to-day life.
An example of such a condition is Ptosis.
9. MACS Facelift
A MACS Facelift is a procedure that offers patients many of the benefits of a traditional facelift without some of the intense recovery periods of the latter.
A MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) Facelift is also known for its ability to produce natural-looking results without some of the artificial seeming aspects of some plastic surgery procedures.
Beverly Hill’s Most Trusted
Dr. Brent and the rest of his team offer the Beverly Hills area the finest facelifts possible. If you’re considering undergoing this type of treatment but don’t know which specific type would benefit you, then consider scheduling a consultation and finding out why he’s the best plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.