What Kind of Facelift Is Right for Me?
Modern medicine advances at a rapid pace, and facial plastic surgery is no exception. With the most recent advancements in anti-aging procedures, patients now have more options than ever before to effectively fend off wrinkles and combat signs of aging. Facelifts have long been the go-to procedure for creating a smoother and more youthful appearance, but exactly which type of facelift is right for you?
At Daines Plastic Surgery, double board-certified Dr. Steven Daines offers a selection of facelift procedures to accommodate patients of all needs. Whether you are suffering from deep-set wrinkles, heavy jowls, frown lines or the beginning signs of aging, Dr. Daines can create a customized treatment plan that meets all of your needs.
Are You a Candidate for a Facelift?
While many different types of facelift procedures exist nowadays, all of them are designed to address similar cosmetic concerns. A facelift is meant to target the bottom third of the face, but complementary procedures can focus on everything from a heavy brow to excess neck laxity. Some common issues that can be successfully treated using a facelift procedure include:
- A lack of jawline definition
- Sagging skin next to the chin (jowls)
- Excess fat and skin laxity on the neck
Exactly what your facelift procedure will address ultimately depends on your needs and your personal preference. Dr. Daines will help you determine the optimal approach after meeting with you in-person. Patients often benefit most from a combination of multiple different treatments for long-lasting and effective results.
Types of Facelift Procedures
Today’s advancements in cosmetic surgery mean you have a wealth of options from which to choose. Minimally invasive procedures like a mini facelift and liquid facelift can target minor imperfections with a quick recovery, while a full facelift can completely transform your appearance while maintaining a natural look.
Traditional Face and Neck Lift:
Many patients who choose to undergo a traditional facelift also opt to combine it with a neck lift for comprehensive rejuvenation. During this procedure, the muscles of the face and neck will be tightened using sutures, ensuring your improved appearance stays put despite the continued effects of aging. Once the underlying structures of your face and neck have been lifted, Dr. Daines will trim away excess skin. Incisions are always placed in inconspicuous locations so you can enjoy your results with little to no visible scarring.
Mini facelifts have quickly become one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures for both men and women. Sometimes referred to as a limited incision facelift, mini facelifts focus on the jawline and jowls and utilize shorter incisions. Patients can enjoy a quicker recovery and satisfying results. A mini facelift is ideal for addressing mild laxity in the lower face.
More commonly referred to as a brow lift, an upper facelift can correct a heavy brow and deep forehead wrinkles. A sagging, overhanging brow can result in a persistently grumpy or unhappy appearance. For many patients, brow sagging affects not only their appearance but also how they are perceived by others. During a brow lift, the forehead tissues are released and lifted to a more youthful position.
A liquid facelift refers to the use of injectable treatments to counteract common signs of aging. Dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can fight off wrinkles and volume loss with no downtime, no incisions and little to no side effects, making them an exceedingly popular choice for patients of all types. Using a curated selection of injectable products selected by you and Dr. Daines, a liquid facelift can be used to address wrinkles, fine lines and volume loss throughout all areas of the face with results that can last for up to two years.
Choosing the Procedure that Is Right for You
Your facial structure will help dictate the best treatment choice for your needs. More minimally invasive procedures are often appealing due to the limited downtime and incisions but may not be able to address the full extent of your concerns. A full face and neck lift will take years off of your appearance but could be more than you need or result in too much downtime for your busy lifestyle. Understanding the different procedures at your disposal and their advantages is paramount for satisfying results that match your expectations.
Every patient needs a different approach to experience optimal results. Your unique facial anatomy and your personal goals require a tailored treatment plan that may call for a specific procedure or a combination of multiple treatments. Ultimately, the right procedure for you depends on your personal preference and the recommendation of Dr. Daines.
Put Wrinkles in the Past at Daines Plastic Surgery
At Daines Plastic Surgery, we know how daunting and confusing the world of cosmetic surgery can be. Dr. Daines will take the time to sit down with you and explain each facelift procedure in detail, helping you come to an informed decision about your treatment. Should you ever have any questions before or after your procedure, our office is only a phone call away. To schedule your consultation at our offices in Orange County, call us today at 949-397-6499.