Also known as Rhytidectomy, Facelift surgery is the procedure to lift and tighten the underlying muscles of the face in order to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and other signs of aging in addition to creating more aesthetically pleasing facial contours.
In addition to lifting and tightening, the surgery also involves removal of excess fats and loosened skin from the face. There are majorly four types of facelifts:
Traditional Full Facelift
The most comprehensive amongst all facelifts, this procedure address the following concerns:
Mostly common in the patients aged 50 and upwards, this facelift requires a longer incision
running around the temple, ear and down to the neck.
A mid facelift involves lifting and tightening of the area below the eyes and around the cheeks. A
more precise procedure, it involves a deeper incision to pull up the muscles in the concerned
area. This procedure is usually preferred by people in their 30s to 40s for whom the signs of
aging have just started showing.
Mini facelifts target smaller areas primarily around the lower cheek, neck and the jawline. The
incision is made along the hairline and behind the ear in order to lift the muscles, remove
unwanted fat deposits and eliminate excess skin.
This procedure is primarily used to eliminate jowls, reduce deep nasolabial folds, lift the sagging
corners of the mouth, and enhance the jaw. Lower facelifts are suitable for patients of all ages
who want to decrease the signs of aging and enjoy a more youthful appearance.