Types of Facelifts
A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic surgical operation that can help you look younger. Sagging or folds of skin on the cheekbones and jawline, as well as other changes in the contour of your face that occur with age, can be reduced with this surgery.
The key to successful facelift surgery is to reposition the sagging muscles and fat below the skin, while tailoring the excess skin in a tension-free manner. Excess skin is removed before the flap is sutured up.
Face Lift Techniques
There are various innovative procedures that are based on existing techniques and are tailored to produce the precise results that patients want. The best way to choose a procedure is to work with your qualified surgeon to discover which procedure will benefit you the most.
- Skin Only Facelift
A "skin-only" facelift is a technique for facelift surgery that was first utilized and is currently used in several cosmetic surgery facilities. The surgeon merely eliminates superfluous skin and tightens or elevates the skin that remains. If only the skin was damaged by aging, this procedure would be excellent.
- SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System)
This treatment relies on existing traditional facelift methods by focussing on the thin underlying connective tissue layer called the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, which is known as the gold standard in facelift approaches. Tightening this basic tissue results in a smoother, more defined shape with no visible skin strain. This procedure is very effective for persons who are concerned about the nasolabial folds, which are the folds surrounding the nose and mouth. It is also effective to soften howling that occurs over time.
- Deep Plane Facelift
The deep plane technique involves reshaping the multiple layers of the face, including the skin, subcutaneous fat, SMAS, and muscles of expression by accessing the deep plane of the face (area below the SMAS). Deep plane lifts can influence more of the face area since they lift the skin, facial tissues, muscle, and fat all in one continuous segment. This is a very powerful technique as it allows for complete control of resealing the aged portions of the face, while looking natural. This technique is the preferred method for face lifting utilized by Dr. Hardik Doshi.
Analysis of whether you are a candidate for face lifting should be done in conjunction with your facelift surgeon. Contact us today for your rejuvenation evaluation.