A facelift is a cosmetic surgery also known as the Rhytidectomy. The procedure is done to reduce the wrinkles of the face as well as other signs of aging and the goal of this procedure is to improve the overall appearance of the face as well as jawline. It can tackle the effects that age, stress, and exposure to elements have on a person. In this procedure, a plastic surgeon will left and tighten the inner muscles of the face to create a face that is better in appearance and to remake the facial expressions. The surgeon will then remove the excess fat and skin to reduce the effects of age.
An experienced surgeon will make the procedure all the better and will give you more pleasing results because he will pay more attention to the details and will leave you with minimum scarring and more natural looking face. Aside from the normal facelift, there are also different variations of facelifts which are used on different part of the face. A skilled surgeon will use an advanced technique to minimize the discomfort as well as downtime. Face left is considered a cosmetic procedure so it is not covered by insurance unless it is medically necessary.
It is important to know the type of facelift a person needs however it will also depend upon the budget that you have for the surgery. It will be important for you to determine your target area as well as the result that a person wants from the surgery. Following are the different types of surgery:
A full facelift is a traditional facelift with the most positive results. This process not only targets the surface skin but the deeper muscles of skin as well. The procedure is performed on the sagging around the mouth, sagging around the cheeks, creases below the eyebrow, jowls, under the chin and many visible areas of the face. A longer incision is required because it targets a larger area. The incision of this procedure runs along the temple, around the ear down to the neck. They are effective against the dramatic effects of aging that’s why they are famous among the patients who are in their 50’s or 60’s.
As the name suggests this treatment is used on the lower area of the face so that is why it is called a lower facelift. The procedure works best in lifting the sagging from the sides of the mouth, enhancing the jaw, Reduce deep nasolabial folds and eliminating jowls. It is similar to all other facelifts. In this type of facelift, an incision is created along with your hairline and ear. It is suitable for all the patients who want to reduce the visibility of aging.
During this facelift, the tissue bellow eyes and around the cheeks are lifted and tightened. To do that the surgeon will make an incision which will be the same as the full facelift, however, the incision made during this facelift is deeper. By making the incision deep the doctor is able to lift the muscle which would otherwise be left untouched. The surgeon will either use implants or grafted fat to make better contours of the face. This procedure is used for mild wrinkles and does not solve all the aging problem which is the reason that it is suitable for people who are in their 30s or 40s.
This facelift is quicker and there is minimum pain involved in the procedure and can be a great alternative to full facelifts. During this procedure, the surgeon will create small stitches below the skin to lift the inner muscles. The procedure is not invasive so it can be performed without anesthesia and leaves no scar on the skin. The treatment is used for small adjustments of wrinkles and is suitable for the people who are in their 30s or 40s.
To perform this procedure a small incision is needed to be made and I also require less time for recovery. Just like the mid facelift this facelift also target’s a small area of the face. The treatment is used to treat neck, jaws and lower cheeks. In this procedure, the incision is usually made along the hairlines and behind the ears. These incisions are used to lift the muscles, remove excess skin and unnecessary fat. The procedure cannot be used to treat severe aging effects which is the reason that it is famous among younger patients who are in their 30s or 40s.
All of these facelifts have different uses and effects. The recovery times of these facelifts are different. The most effective facelift is the full facelift and it is suitable for severe aging effects but its recovery time is the longest.
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