When signs of aging begin to show on the face, many patients choose a facelift to turn back the hands of time. In fact, according to the newest plastic surgery stats from ASPS, facelifts were one of the top five most popular surgical procedures performed in 2016. Read on to learn more about this popular procedure, and if it is right for you.
Types of Facelifts
A facelift is meant to remove excess skin and fat in the face for a tighter, more youthful appearance. However, many people are not aware that there are different types of facelifts to choose from. These types include:
- Traditional Facelift-The traditional facelift is the most common type of facelift, which addresses the lower two-thirds of the face and neck.
- Endoscopic Facelift- An endoscopic facelift is another option which is minimally invasive, leaving behind virtually no scars. This technique can lift the cheeks and upper face.
- Mini Lift- The mini lift is not commonly used, though there are exceptions. This lift does not offer the extensive results that other lifts do, but can give patients a refreshed appearance.
The facelift technique used will depend on each individual’s anatomy. A consultation with one of our plastic surgeons will allow a unique treatment plan to be created to meet each patient’s individual goals.
Patients who have facial sagging, deepened folds between their nose and mouth, a sunken appearance in the mid-face, and loose skin around the neck can often benefit from a facelift.
The decision to undergo a facelift is a big one, and so it is important that patient’s do their research. Be sure to find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area that has experience performing facelifts. You will also want to review before and after pictures of other patients that have had surgery with your surgeon.
If you are interested in facelift surgery for a younger-looking appearance, contact Gawley Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale today to schedule your consultation.