How Does a Facelift Differ from the Mini- or Mid- Facelifts?
Every patient has unique needs when it comes to facelift surgery, which is why Dr. W. Matthew White offers different versions of the procedure to address the specific concerns at hand. Considered an authority on facial aging, Dr. White customizes his surgical technique according to the needs of the individual. While one person may only need a mini-facelift, another person may require a full facelift to correct their concerns. Alternatively, a mid-facelift may need to be employed, depending on the individual’s specific signs of aging.
Dr. White has helped countless patients achieve beautiful, natural-looking results by utilizing all three of these techniques at different times. When people research the procedure, however, they may wonder, “What’s the difference?”
A full facelift is designed to address the lower two-thirds of the face, which includes the cheeks, jowls, and neck. Dr. White redrapes both the skin and underlying fat and muscle tissues to achieve deep rejuvenation that is long-lasting. A facelift is much more than simply pulling the facial skin tighter.
A mini-facelift is typically recommended for younger patients, such as those in their 40s, or someone who has previously undergone a full facelift and needs minor correction. This technique can reverse signs of aging and is best for those with minimal skin laxity in the face and neck.
A mid-facelift specifically targets the cheeks and their tendency to descend. The technique repositions cheek tissue to a higher level, which helps restore fullness and creates a more youthful contour. By elevating the cheek pad, the mid-facelift can also improve the appearance of the lower eyelids.
When you come in for your consultation with Dr. White, he will determine which technique is most appropriate for your needs. He does this by first performing a complete facial examination and analysis. It is imperative to first diagnose what exact anatomical problem exists prior to choosing a facelift approach. Dr. White also spends a significant amount of time getting to know you in order to better understand your goals and needs for surgery.
To learn more about the different facelift techniques, and which one may be best for your needs, please contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. White.