What Types of Facelifts Are There?

What Types of Facelifts Are There?

Facelifts are traditionally considered to be a “one size fits all” type of procedure, but the truth is that surgeries like this should be highly individualized. That is why experts have developed many different types of facelifts to help address the unique issues you are dealing with. You can rely on your local plastic surgery specialist to give you information about the type that is best suited for your unique needs. Today, we will answer the question, “What types of facelifts are there?” by describing our facelift options and discussing all of their benefits.

What Types of Facelifts Are There?

We also mention our special 360 Facelift, developed by Dr. Brent, as a powerful and all-inclusive facial rejuvenation procedure. Keep reading to learn more!

Mini Facelift

Some patients want to get a substantial amount of work done at once. We have many ways of combining procedures to achieve great aesthetic goals. Similarly, we offer solutions for folks looking for just a small amount of change at a time. The miniature facelift is a smaller version of a normal facelift, focusing on mild wrinkles and blemishes around the lower face area. Since it is less involved than other facelift types, there is less scarring and a much shorter recovery timeline.

Also called an S-lift due to the location of the procedure, a mini facelift is a good idea for those looking to stop the early signs of aging before they grow. Only a few small incisions are required, but our surgical staff employs expert techniques to ensure that leftover scars remain hidden. Through incisions made along the hairline, Dr. Brent can then tighten muscles, pull loose skin, and remove excess cells to create a new and refreshing look.


You may be less concerned with the lines around your mouth and more concerned with the middle area of your face. If your biggest issues are around your cheeks, nose, and lower eyelids, then a mid-facelift is a good solution for you. It can easily get rid of deep wrinkles, lift sagging cheeks, and help even out your nasolabial folds.

During a mid-facelift, you will have a few incisions between your lower eyelids and your temples. This allows for the surgeon to reach the parts of your face that need to be pulled or stretched. By moving around the saggy parts of your skin, you will smooth out existing fine lines and bring back a youthful glow to your face. Not only will you look younger, but you will feel younger too. You will also enjoy better facial contouring that will last for many years to come.

Full Facelift

If you cannot pinpoint your facial issues to just one area, then you might be in the market for a full facelift procedure. Instead of focusing on one part of the face, a full facelift takes all parts into account while using techniques to significantly rejuvenate your face. If you are dealing with some of the more advanced signs of aging, it might be time to visit your surgeon and talk about a full facelift.

Just like the other types of facelifts, a full facelift will include an incision made down the hairline. This incision is a bit larger, though, as it often extends behind the ears and to the back of the head as well. Damaged and weakened facial tissues will then be pulled back into their original position. The surgeon may also include additional techniques like liposuction to remove any stubborn pockets of fat.

Dr. Brent’s Signature 360 Facelift

Dr. Brent is a renowned plastic surgeon known for his innovative approach to facial rejuvenation. His signature 360 Facelift combines multiple cosmetic techniques to address various signs of aging and achieve comprehensive results.

The 360 Facelift includes procedures such as:

  • LiveFillⓇ Grafting: LiveFillⓇ is a natural fat transfer technique that harvests natural fat cells to restore volume to the face. Using your own fat, the body is less likely to reject this technique. This will result in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Upper Lip Lift: You can look younger and prevent skin sagging by shortening the distance between the nose and upper lip. Upper lip lifts were designed as a way to create a fuller and more defined lip contour.
  • Cheek Augmentation: Cheek augmentation involves lifting and enhancing the cheeks to restore youthful volume and contour to the middle of your face.
  • Brow Muscle Relaxation: We implement a number of brow muscle relaxation techniques to help soften forehead wrinkles and lift brows for a more refreshed appearance.

The 360 Facelift is tailored to the unique needs and goals of each patient, providing comprehensive rejuvenation for a more youthful and vibrant look. To learn more about Dr. Brent’s signature 360 Facelift and to start customizing your own treatment plan, get in touch with our experts today. We look forward to helping you bring your inner beauty to the surface.

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