What is the technique?
This surgery concentrates on distinct sections of the face to tighten loose skin features to create a more taut yet softer appearance. Depending on your concerns and goals for surgery, a facelift can focus on the lines and wrinkles near the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, the bottom two-thirds including the jowls, mouth, neck, and more for an all-encompassing youthful look. The facelift technique used depends on your goals, skin condition, amount of laxity present, lifestyle, age, and anatomy. Some men and women are of age and have skin laxity for a full facelift, while others may only be ready for a mid-face lift. The overall goal is to create a natural look that's gorgeous, subtle, and still striking. Standard facelift options include the following.
Considered the gold standard, the full facelift most often incorporates an incision close to the hairline, then extends down to the area near the temples, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are carefully pulled and safely tightened to produce a lifted outcome, which reduces excessive loose skin and droopy features. This facelift is reserved for individuals who have visible signs of advanced aging. Various treatments may be combined with this lift, including blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
If you're bothered by sagging jowls, loose skin around the mouth and jawline, or a lack of definition in these areas, a mini facelift could be the perfect solution to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance. During a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is made around the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the mouth, jawline, and jowls. This process creates subtle improvements that look natural without the downtime associated with a traditional facelift.
Similar to the mini lift, a mid-facelift targets sagging and hollow areas near the cheekbones and upper jaw. This procedure effectively enhances the lower two-thirds of the face, addressing concerns like jowls.
This technique targets the neck and chin regions, often including the jowls. Alternatively, non-surgical options like Kybella injections can be employed to reduce the chin for a more youthful and firmer neck appearance.