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What Are the Types of Facelift?

Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a type of cosmetic surgery designed to improve the appearance of the face and neck by reducing signs of ageing. Various facelift techniques are available, and the best approach for each patient depends on several factors.

These include the patient’s age, skin type, extent of the surgery, and hairline, as this can impact the final results. In general, facelift surgery is most effective for patients with loose skin around the jawline and neck.

The goal is to create a more youthful appearance by tightening the skin and reducing wrinkles. It is crucial to consult with a qualified surgeon to determine the most suitable facelift technique for you.

Types of Facelift Surgery

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift, also known as a mini-lift or mini facelift, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the lower third of the face, including the cheeks, jawline, and neck.

This technique addresses common signs of ageing, such as sagging skin and wrinkles, without the need for a full facelift. Mini facelifts are often performed using local anaesthesia, allowing patients to return home the same day. Recovery times are typically shorter than for full facelifts, but like any surgical procedure, mini facelifts carry certain risks, such as bleeding and infection.

These risks are minimal when performed by experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.

Full Facelift

A full facelift provides significant rejuvenation by addressing both the underlying structures of the face and the skin. This procedure usually includes a combination of incisions around the hairline, ear, and lower eyelid.

Through these incisions, the facial tissues are repositioned and tightened, excess skin is removed, and wrinkles are addressed. The result is a more youthful, rested, and refreshed appearance.

Full facelifts are performed by board-certified plastic surgeons and typically require several weeks of recovery, but the long-lasting results can greatly enhance self-confidence.

Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift is an advanced surgical technique that lifts the deep layers of facial tissues, providing a more natural and lasting result.

This procedure corrects various facial concerns, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and drooping eyebrows, and helps restore youthful facial contours.

The deep plane facelift should be performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. If you are considering this procedure, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has expertise in deep-plane facelifts.

How to Decide the Right Facelift Technique

Choosing the right facelift technique depends on several factors:

  • Age: Younger patients may benefit from a mini facelift, while older patients might require a more comprehensive procedure.
  • Skin Type: Patients with thicker, more elastic skin can tolerate a more aggressive facelift than those with thinner, less elastic skin.
  • Desired Outcome: Some patients seek subtle changes, while others desire a more dramatic transformation.

Ultimately, it is up to the doctor to determine which facelift technique will best suit each patient.

If you’re considering facelift surgery and want to learn more about the different types and techniques, Mr Tunç Tiryaki is here to help. With extensive experience and the latest advancements in facelift procedures, Mr Tiryaki can provide personalised advice and a tailored treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.

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