For a woman or man looking for a complete facial rejuvenation, nothing does the job better or more completely than the traditional facelift. But if you aren’t ready for full facelift surgery, there are other procedures available, which enhance specific areas of the face.
The traditional full facelift is the most comprehensive approach to treating the wrinkles and sagging caused by the environment and aging. During a facelift, excess skin is removed, underlying tissues and muscle are tightened, and the skin is re-draped onto the face and neck. The traditional facelift can correct midface sagging, marionette lines next to the mouth, jowls and a double chin. This surgery remains the ‘gold standard’ for facial rejuvenation.
If you find your face no longer accurately reflects your true youthful spirit and energy, and the facial sagging, lines and excess skin on your face have begun to bother you, you may wish to consider a full facelift.
Thousands of people undergo successful facelift surgery each year.
A brow is the part of the face above the eyes and the eye brow. Wrinkles and creases can form on the forehead over time. Almost all facial expressions including, surprise, worry, anger, anxiety and interest, all play across the brow. A cosmetic brow lift minimizes creases on the forehead or high on the bridge of the nose, improves frown lines, and repositions a low or sagging brow.
Cosmetic Eye Surgery
If you are interested in only refreshing the appearance of the eyes then cosmetic eye surgery (blepharoplasty) is the best procedure for you. During this surgical procedure excess folds of skin in the upper lids and pouches under the eyes are removed. Droopy eyelids and wrinkles in the area of the eyes can also be addressed by the surgeon during this cosmetic procedure.
As people age, their skin loses elasticity and tone. Gravity takes its toll causing cheeks and eyelids to sag, creating a tired or haggard look. A mid facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that restores a smooth, youthful look to the lower eyelids, nose area, corners of the mouth and the cheeks. This type of lift is particularly effective for patients seeking cheek elevation when the lower areas of the face, the chin and the neck do not require lifting.
If your goal is to tighten the lower area of the face; the neck, chin and jowls, a mini facelift may be the best choice. The procedure itself is far shorter and less invasive than a full lift. In a mini facelift procedure incisions are made either in front or behind the ear and the skin is pulled, tightened and sutured. The procedure takes about an hour to 90 minutes. Healing takes one to two weeks. The results of a mini facelift should last for about seven years.
A neck lift is a group of procedures performed by a plastic surgeon to improve the appearance of the neck. These can include removing excess skin at your neck under the chin (sometimes referred to as turkey wattle), altering neck muscles, liposuction to remove excess fat, and Botox injections.