What are my surgical options for facelift surgery?
No matter the issue you wish to correct, there are various levels of facelifts to think about. Some facelifts address the upper portion of the face while others focus on the middle and lower areas. In addition, some methods are slightly more invasive and intricate than others. It is also common for some patients to have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or fillers and BOTOX to complement and enhance their final results. A few of the more common facelift options include:
Considered the gold standard, the full facelift most often requires an incision close to the hairline, then extends down to the area near the temples, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are carefully pulled and safely tightened to produce a lifted outcome, which reduces excess loose skin and droopy features. This facelift is reserved for individuals who have advanced signs of aging. With this lift, various methods may be combined, including blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower facial region.
With a similar approach to the mini lift, the surgery known as a mid-facelift focuses on the hollow and lax areas close to the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works well for those who hope to attain improvement in the lower two-thirds of the face, which also improves the look of the jowls.
This lift addresses the chin area and neck, and in many cases, the jowls. Non-surgical methods, such as a Kybella injection, can also be used for chin reduction to attain a younger, tighter-looking neck.
During a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is made around the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the mouth, jawline, and jowls. This process creates subtle improvements that look natural.
For those patients who have previously undergone a facelift and are unhappy with the results, Dr. Starkman performs revision facelift surgery. If your previous facelift results are unsatisfactory, we fully understand the grief and trauma it can create. As such, we are prepared to ensure your final facelift results are just as you expected the first time around. Rest assured, your revision facelift is in capable hands at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery.