Facelift surgery and its non surgical options have been helping men and women to rejuvenate their looks and extend their youth. Facelift surgery can take off years from your face and to achieve that your cosmetic surgeon will tighten the underlying muscles of the face to give you that contoured youthful appearance.
Is everyone eligible to get a facelift?
Not everybody has to undergo the knife to look young specially when there are so many minimally invasive options available. However, people suitable for facelift surgery must have good skin elasticity because once the plastic surgeon has tightened the skin to reduce appearance of wrinkles, skin needs to be able to conform itself to the new contours of the face.
A good bone structure allows your doctor to ensure that all contouring is in place. In case you don’t have a well defined facial bone structure, you may want to opt for fillers that will add contours to your face. Candidates for facelift must have better than average health in case of any pre-existing conditions or medications, you must keep your cosmetic surgeon informed. Ideally facelift is recommended for people between 40 to 70 years of age.
Types of face lifts
Full facelift addresses severe signs of aging and is suited for people in their 50’s and 60’s. In this procedure your doctor makes a longer incision that runs from temples to around the ears and down the neck.
Mid facelift is usually done by people in their 30’s and 40’s and it addresses issues around facial contouring. Plastic surgeons lift and tighten the muscles underneath the skin around eyes and cheeks. Sometimes people use additional treatments like fat grafting and face implants to help in creating contours on the face.
Mini facelift is also called weekend facelift because recovery time is faster. Usually done to treat first signs of aging and it involves treating the jaw, lower cheeks and the neck region by lifting the muscles and removing unwanted fat and skin.
Lower facelift is for people who have issues with a sagging jaw, droopy mouth corners and minor deformities in and around nose and/or lips.
Thread facelift is usually called lunch facelift because of short recovery time. It is suitable for people in their 30’s and 40’s who are looking for a subtle way to improve their looks. In this procedure the doctor creates tiny stitches below the skin to tighten the underlying muscle with a thread.
Where does liquid facelift fit in?
Dr. Eugene Kim, M.D. a double board certified plastic surgeon who operates out of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Ca, suggests that it is more of a preventive measure than a corrective measure. Liquid facelift sometimes referred to as water facelift is a combination of fluids that address specific anti aging needs. A well done liquid facelift can plump up your skin in no time. However, you will need to redo it to maintain its aesthetic appeal.
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