Patients who exhibit a mild degree of jowling and sagging skin are often good candidates for a mini-facelift. Mini Facelift is a less invasive technique that allows a plastic surgeon to tighten deep facial tissues through shorter incisions, typically located along the hairline above each ear and/or in the natural creases surrounding the ear. Through these incisions, structural tissues around the cheeks are lifted and tightened to correct jowling, refine the jawline, and rejuvenate a “tired” appearance.
The Mid-Facelift objectives cheek sagging to rejuvenate the midface region. This procedure lifts the tissues of the cheeks to eliminate sagging and reduce deep creases. For patients who do not have jowls or excess skin sagging in the neck, the Mid-Facelift can enhance facial definition, create more attractive cheek contours, eliminate nasolabial folds, and even improve the lower eyelids. It can also be incorporated with other facial procedures if needed.
Traditional Facelifts, Full-Face Lifts, or standard Facelifts can address and correct the most advanced aging signs across the entire face. The Traditional Facelift is more extensive than those for a Mini-Facelift. Thus, more recovery time is required and, the results are more dramatic. Incisions are located just behind the hairline and hidden in the natural folds. The plastic surgeon can reposition the deeper tissues beneath the skin, remove excess skin to smooth creases, eliminate jowling and sagging skin under the chin, and restore a naturally youthful contour to the face and neck.
The SMAS Facelift is a surgical procedure that targets the lower two-thirds of the face. The SMAS layer of tissue sits deep inside the face and, its location is between the subcutaneous fat and the muscles. By manipulating the skin and SMAS layers individually rather than as a single layer. The SMAS Facelift technique allows the surgeon to tighten and reposition the face in multiple directions and to a greater degree than other methods.