Modern Facelift Techniques
If you are trying to reduce the signs of aging in your face, you may want to consider a facelift procedure. While you may think facelifts cannot look natural, or will drastically alter your facial features, there are many facelift techniques that produce a very natural-looking result – when the procedure is performed by a highly-skilled plastic surgeon.
Facelift surgical techniques have advanced significantly over the years. While earlier facelift surgical techniques could produce results that appeared extreme or obvious, modern facelift techniques are far subtler and are customized to suit the needs of the individual patient. Dr. White is an experienced plastic surgeon in New York who is known for his ability to create very natural-looking results.
When a facelift is performed with a delicate approach by a Dr. White, the results are natural-looking and will create a more youthful appearance without altering your unique facial features or giving you a pulled and unnatural look.
Am I A Candidate for a Facelift?
Patients who come to Dr. White for a facelift procedure are typically in their 40s or 50s and are looking to reduce the signs of aging. A facelift serves to resolve facial aging issues such as:
- Folds in the skin around nose or mouth
- Sagging facial skin and tissue
- Double chin
- Lax facial muscles, tissue, and skin
- Deep wrinkles and creases
If you have noticed any of these signs of facial aging and you would like to rejuvenate your appearance for a younger-look, you are a likely a good candidate for a facelift. You must also be in good physical health, so you can safely undergo a surgical procedure.
If you have are considering scheduling a facelift procedure, you have many options. There are three primary types of procedures: a standard facelift, a mini facelift, and a mid-facelift. Each procedure addresses different parts of the face.
A traditional facelift is designed to rejuvenate the face and make it appear smoother and more youthful. Dr. White is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who has performed many facelift procedures with beautiful results.
The process of planning a facelift involves an in-depth consultation to evaluate and identify the problem areas and determine the type of procedure needed. The facelift surgery is customized to produce a result that is as natural-looking as possible. You will look like yourself – just without the wrinkles, lines, and folds that can leave you looking older, tired, or even angry.
About a Traditional Facelift: The Procedure
In a traditional facelift, small incisions are made near the temples, hidden within the hairline. Dr. White takes great care to place any incision in an area that is easily concealed so you are not left with visible scars.
A traditional facelift is the most extensive of the facelift surgical procedures and is recommended for patients who need to resolve more advanced signs of facial aging. If you are looking to target a specific area of the face or are only experiencing moderate signs of aging, another type of facelift procedure may be the answer for you.
If you are experiencing signs of aging concentrated in the lower third of the face, you may want to consider a mini facelift. A mini facelift is less extreme and appropriate for patients who are seeing the signs of aging skin and tissue on the lower section of the face, and do not need a full facelift to rejuvenate facial appearance.
The Mini Facelift Procedure
During a mini facelift procedure, a small incision is placed in front of the ear to access the muscles, tissue and skin, and subtly lift and restore the lower third of the face. This procedure can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the mouth and chin and correct excess sagging skin on the lower portion of the face.
A mini facelift may be the appropriate procedure for patients who want to rejuvenate facial appearance but do not have extreme sagging. The recovery for a mini facelift is faster, as the procedure is less invasive. A mini facelift can also be combined with other procedures such as a brow lift or eyelid lift to target specific areas of the face showing the signs of aging.
A mid facelift is recommended for patients who have the signs of aging concentrated in the mid-face region. While facelifts and mini facelifts are recommended for patients in their 40s and above, many patients in their 30s may choose to undergo a mid-facelift to resolve the early signs of aging skin.
The middle of the face is often the first zone to show the visible signs of aging. Fat loss in the cheeks can lead to a droopy, unhappy appearance, with creases starting to appear, adding years to your appearance.
The Mid Facelift Procedure
In a mid-facelift procedure, a small incision is created above the ear structure to gain access to the muscles, skin, and tissue, and allow a subtle repositioning for a more youthful look. The mid facelift procedure takes about an hour to complete and is the least involved of the three facelift procedure options. A mid facelift, when performed with the most advanced surgical techniques, produces a dramatic improvement in patients who want to resolve the early signs of aging.
Which Facelift Option Is Right for Me?
Depending on the degree of sagging skin, tissue, and facial muscle laxity, and the facial zone showing visible signs of aging, Dr. White will advise you about which procedure will be appropriate for you. The first step is to meet with us in a private consultation to evaluate your individual condition. In your consultation, we will answer all your questions and concerns, and advise you about how to best move forward in achieving a natural-look and true facial rejuvenation.
Your Face: Look Younger and More Attractive – and Natural
When considering a surgical anti-aging treatment, it is critical that you choose a plastic surgeon with extensive experience in facelift procedures, and who has gained a reputation for surgical excellence. The results, when a facelift is performed with delicacy and attention to detail, are natural in appearance, and simply provide you with a fresh, more youthful look, rather than a pulled, strange appearance that makes it obvious that you had “work done.” You want compliments about how young you look? We are here to help.