Different Types of Facelift Surgeries
By rsiadmin | May 01, 2022 | Blog, Facelift
The facelift is one of the best-known cosmetic surgeries, and the results often live up to its reputation. When it comes to addressing wrinkles, lines, loose skin and other signs of aging in the face, a facelift is typically the most effective solution. However, many patients are unaware that there is more than one type of facelift. If you’re considering a facelift surgery, you should consider all of your options so that you can achieve the most fulfilling results. Below, we’re taking a look at the different types of facelift surgeries.
The standard facelift is the facelift surgery that most people are familiar with. This is what most people refer to with the term “facelift”. The standard facelift targets signs of aging in the mid-face, lower face and neck. This technique is performed with an incision behind the hairline, which extends around the ears on either side of the face. With these incisions, any scars blend in with the natural contours of the face, reducing their visibility. Through the incisions, we can reposition the underlying tissue to rejuvenate the appearance. Then, excess skin will be trimmed and tightened to eliminate wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance.
The standard facelift is ideal for comprehensive facial rejuvenation, and produces more dramatic results than any alternative. However, the surgery does require considerable downtime. Patients can expect about two weeks of downtime, during which they’re encouraged to take time off of work and other activities in order to rest as much as possible. Most patients reach a full recovery within three months, and can enjoy their results for up to 10 years.
A mini facelift is an abbreviated facelift surgery. It involves smaller incisions and less surgery, which means that it comes with less downtime than the standard facelift. However, there are some key differences to consider. A mini facelift mostly targets the lower face. The mini facelift is particularly useful for addressing the jowls and the jawline, with some benefits that extend to the neck and mid-face. Therefore, it is usually a better option for patients who are experiencing only mild signs of aging, while a facelift may be better suited for patients with moderate to severe signs of aging.
The mini facelift is also performed using incisions behind the hairline and around the ears, but may require shorter incisions than a full facelift. Then, the surgical technique is the same: repositioning the tissue and tightening the skin to rejuvenate the appearance. As a less invasive technique, the mini facelift will not provide results as dramatic as a full facelift. It also results in a shorter recovery period: a mini facelift requires about one week of downtime before returning to normal activities. A full recovery is typically achieved in about two months, and patients can enjoy their results for about 6 to 8 years.
Which Facelift Surgery is Right for Me?
If you need help determining the facelift surgery that is best for you, contact us today to schedule your consultation at Coastal Cosmetic Center. We’ll discuss your goals and your facelift options to find the solution that will provide you with the most fulfilling results.