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Understanding the Different Types of Face Lifts and Neck Lifts

Facelifts and neck lifts have long been popular choices for people looking to rejuvenate their appearance and combat the signs of ageing.

Over the years, surgical techniques have evolved to provide patients with more options tailored to their unique needs. Let’s review the types of facelifts and neck lifts available to help you decide whether a mini facelift is right for you.

What is a SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System)?

The Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System, commonly known as SMAS, is a layer of tissue that covers, surrounds, and attaches to the deeper tissues and muscles of the face and neck.

It’s an essential anatomical feature that surgeons manipulate during facelift and neck lift procedures to achieve long-lasting and natural-looking results. By working with the SMAS layer, the surgeon can lift and reposition both skin and underlying tissues, offering a more complete and long-lasting correction of sagging or laxity.

Determining Eligibility for Face Lift or Neck Lift

Eligibility for facelift or neck lift procedures largely depends on individual factors such as skin elasticity, age, and overall health.

Candidates often have moderate to severe sagging skin on the face and neck, deep wrinkles, or jowls that contribute to an aged appearance. A comprehensive consultation with a qualified surgeon is crucial to determine which type of lift is most appropriate for you.

Full Face and Neck Lift

A full face and neck lift addresses sagging skin, wrinkles, and loose muscles in both the face and neck. During the operation, the surgeon makes incisions around the hairline and ears, extending down to the neck if necessary.

The skin and SMAS layer are lifted and tightened, and excess skin is removed. This procedure offers dramatic results and is ideal for individuals with significant signs of ageing that require extensive correction.

Mid Face Lift (Cheek Lift)

The mid-face lift, also known as a cheek lift, focuses specifically on the area around the cheeks and lower eyelids. It is often chosen by people who have sagging in the middle of their face but relatively youthful lower face and neck areas.

Incisions for this procedure are generally smaller and usually hidden in the hairline or the inside of the mouth. The mid-facelift elevates the cheeks, reduces nasolabial folds, and improves the contour of the eye area.

Mini Face Lift (Short Scar Facelift)

The mini facelift is a less invasive option for those who have mild to moderate skin laxity and sagging. Also known as a short scar facelift, the procedure typically involves shorter incisions around the ears and sometimes along the hairline.

It focuses on tightening the SMAS layer and removing a minimal amount of skin to refresh the lower face and jawline. Because of its less invasive nature, the mini facelift usually has a shorter recovery period compared to other types of lifts.

Contact Mr Tunç Tiryaki for a Consultation

If you’re considering a mini facelift or any other type of facial rejuvenation procedure, contact Mr Tunç Tiryaki for an online or private consultation. Discuss your concerns, expectations, and options with Mr Tiryaki to decide on the mini facelift or deep plane facelift procedure that will best meet your needs.

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