Types Of Face Lifts

types of face lifts

types of face liftsFacelift is a type of cosmetic surgery, which is done to tighten the muscles of the face. Facelift is also used to give a different appearance and to correct various parts of the face, which are deformed due to ageing.

Many women try various face lift methods at their home, but when they fail to achieve any successful results, they often consult a doctor for a solution. Doctors thereby suggest a facelift, which would be appropriate to solve the problems of the patient. There are many such modern facelifts available, and you may find out the perfect one for you.

1. Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) lift

Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) face lift is used to tighten and lift the outer layer of the face and neck. With age the collagen fibers in our skin starts to break up, resulting in sagging of skin and neck muscles.

This method is especially very effective for ladies who are more than 45 years old. In this process, the plastic surgeon first makes an incision on the temple and thereby increases the incision down to the back of the ears.

From here the superficial muscular aponeurotic system is pulled up to tighten the skin of the face near the lips and also the skin of the neck. This method helps to remove crow’s feet and wrinkles and from the face and neck area, and lets you to smile and make facial expressions once again.

2. Mid- Face Lift

Mid face lift is mainly performed on younger patients who don’t require a full face lift. This face lift is enough to lift the eye, upper lip and mouth area. This face lifting procedure tightens and lifts the nose to chin area of the face.

To perform this, a small incision is made either a little above than the temple region, or sometimes even below the eye brow line. Mid-face lift vertically lifts the face, thereby offering a subtle change in the appearance, and it is also a very preferred face lift solution for those, who don’t want to go for any dramatic changes in their appearance.

3. Deep Plane Face Lift

A deep plane face lift, as the name suggests is a facial operation which is performed deep inside the facial muscles. In this process, the surgeon reshapes the skin and tissues of the face, thereby reshaping the contours of the face.

Deep plane face lift is normally performed on very old women, who has sagged cheeks, jaw line and chin and also on their nasolabial folds. This face lift helps to produce dramatic changes by tightening the muscles and the effect of this surgery remains for 10 to 12 years.

4. Temporal Face Lift

A temporal face lift is conducted to lift the areas of eyebrow diagonally and horizontally. Apart from this, temporal face lift also helps to remove fine lines and wrinkles from forehead and areas around the eyes.

5. Mesh Face Lift

In this procedure, a fine mesh is inserted into the face by making incision in the hairline. This mesh is inserted to enhance tissue and muscle growth around it, so that the face gets lifted up. With time, the mesh gets absorbed within the body, and this process is also free from any side effects.