There are many facelift procedures, there are even many more facelift techniques. Each facelift procedure targets different problems in a person’s face and the technique used is chosen by the plastic surgeon based on the individual’s needs and goals.
Types of Facelift Procedures
Facelifts can bring benefits to both men and women with the most common surgical facelift procedures available today are:
- Lower (standard) facelift
- Mid facelift
- Mini facelift
- Endoscopic facelift
- Laser facelift
- Micro-current facelift
- Thread facelift
As all surgical facelifts involve surgery, the differences come from the techniques used by the surgeons, based on the area to be treated along with the results that are desired. Your surgeon may recommend using one or more of these techniques to achieve the desired results.
Lower / Mid / Mini Facelift
All three of these are similar in the respect that they are facelifts that involve in its simplest form, an incision of the skin, the skin is pulled back and then the extra skin being cut. Where they vary in they are of focus. The Lower facelift being the all-encompassing facelift with the Mid and Mini only focusing on certain areas (nose, cheek, etc.)
Your plastic surgeon will be able to explain and recommend the proper choice of these types of facelifts for you.
An endoscopic facelift involves the use of a thin, long tool that positions a camera inside incisions made to the face. This allows the plastic surgeon to view the tissue and fat that needs to be removed during the facelift surgery.
The incisions necessary for this facelift technique are much smaller than hairline incisions and result in little to no scarring.
A thread facelift is a convenient, less invasive alternative to traditional facelifts, designed for people experiencing early signs of aging, such as minor facial sagging. This innovative facelift procedure can be performed in just one or two hours, often without anesthesia. During a thread facelift, the cosmetic surgeon inserts thin threads into the face through tiny incisions made in the targeted area. These threads attach to the skin tissue and are then pulled back to lift and smooth the face. Because patients usually remain fully conscious during the procedure, they can approve the look of their thread facelift while the surgeon works. Once the threads are knotted, they become hidden within the skin itself, and any scarring that results will be virtually invisible.