Conventional facelift techniques require complex dissections in competing tissue planes and significant downtime to allow swelling, bruising, and hematoma to resolve. They also have the potential for facial nerve injury and dysfunction.
R lift is a less-invasive facelift technique that allows your cosmetic surgeon to tighten deep facial tissues and eliminate howling and skin laxity. We have designed this facelift procedure to minimize complications and downtime.
Facelift surgery can give you one of the most dramatic transformations of all cosmetic procedures. It can help to reshape your lower and middle facial areas, eliminating heavy or soft eyebrows, sagging jowls, or excess skin around the neck and jawline. It can also give you a slimmer, younger-looking appearance and reduce wrinkles and creases in your forehead and around the eyes.
However, a successful facelift requires more than just surgical skills. The surgeon must have a clear understanding of the anatomy of the face and how to work with the soft tissue compartments. This includes the facial retaining ligaments and the superficial and deep fat compartments. The surgeon must be able to manipulate the different layers of the face to achieve a natural-looking result.
The full facelift technique focuses on the bottom two-thirds of the face, including the cheeks and chin. It tightens loose skin around the neck and jawline and removes fatty deposits. This allows the surgeon to reshape the lower facial contour and restore facial volume.
The surgeon usually makes incisions around the ears and within the hairline to allow them to dissect the skin from the underlying muscle. They will then trim away any excess and suture the area. Surgical drains may be placed to control peri-operative fluid accumulation and swelling.
A mini facelift is a petite alternative to more comprehensive surgery versions. It tightens lax skin at the chin and jawline, helping to eradicate howling (the loosening of the skin from your chin to your neck) and other telltale signs of aging.
Because a mini facelift is less invasive than traditional facial lifts, patients can expect shorter recovery periods and fewer complications. Incisions are smaller, and the surgeon typically uses a local anesthetic to reduce patient discomfort. Most patients can return home on their own following the procedure.
This minimally invasive procedure is an excellent option for those in their 40s and 50s who are just beginning to show signs of aging. It may be less effective for individuals with more advanced sagging in the jowls or chin area.
The surgeon will apply local anesthesia and numbing cream to the face during this treatment. Then, he will create small incisions around the hairline and ears. He will carefully manipulate the underlying tissues of your skin, lifting it and removing excess tissue as needed. Once the area has been sculpted, he will use sutures to close the incisions and finish the treatment. Depending on the extent of your treatment, he may also recommend additional noninvasive anti-aging treatments to maximize your results. These can include dermal fillers or laser skin resurfacing.
The mid-facelift, also known as a cheek lift, is a surgical procedure designed to restore the youthful position of the facial soft tissues in the area beneath your eyes and above your mouth. It can help restore a healthy, refreshed appearance to the area that often shows signs of aging first.
This procedure can be performed as a stand-alone treatment to address the early signs of aging in the cheek and eyelid tissue, or it can be used as part of a larger facelift treatment plan to correct more significant facial aging. The endoscopic mid-facelift is a minimally invasive technique that can be performed with small incisions using surgical instruments guided by an endoscope (a thin tube with a camera). This type of facelift offers natural-looking, never-overdone results without broad incisions and lengthy recovery periods.
This advanced procedure is very effective and can be combined with other facelift procedures to create comprehensive facial rejuvenation. You may be a good candidate for a mid-facelift if you are bothered by a “heaviness” under your eyes or prominent nasolabial folds, which can make you look tired or angry.
The S-Lift is a less extensive facelift technique designed to improve the lower two-thirds of the face. It is named for the shape of the incision that is made, which resembles an S-curve. This procedure is ideal for people who want to address sagging in the lower jaw area without a full facelift.
During this type of facelift, the surgeon will make incisions around the ears and within the hairline to access and separate skin from the fat and muscle below. They will remove excess fat, tighten muscles, trim and stretch the remaining skin before closing with sutures. The patient may experience some bruising and swelling post-surgery, gradually fading.
The subperiosteal facelift is another facelift technique that focuses on the lower third of the face. This approach involves operating below the surface of the facial bone to avoid nerve damage. It is primarily used to correct ptotic skin in the face’s temporal, infraorbital, buccal, and zygomatic regions.
For patients who need a more significant facelift, the surgical team at The Plastic Surgery Group can use a combination of techniques to achieve the desired results. The surgeon can make small incisions hidden in the hairline, elevate a smaller skin flap, and then tighten muscles to enhance the lower portion of the face.