Comparing Upper Facelift, Mid Facelift, and Lower Facelift

As we get older, we tend to ignore the frown lines and wrinkles on our faces that give away our age. However, in today’s world of social media and video calls, our wrinkles, frown lines, sagging skin, loss of volume on the cheeks, not to mention the formation jowls, all make it evident that there’s no hiding the passage of time.

The first step in planning for the possibility of a faceliftmid facelift, lower facelift, or even a mini facelift or neck lift is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in Virginia.

Let’s take a closer look at each of the facelift types to give you an idea about which may be best for you.

Upper Facelift

An upper facelift (also known as a brow lift, forehead lift, or eyebrow lift) is typically performed on the area above the corners of the eyes. Since the procedure effectively returns youthfulness to their eyes, patients who have sagging skin or wrinkles on their brow line or forehead benefit the most from this procedure. An upper facelift can erase 10-15 years from your appearance and make you look refreshed, more alert, and younger.

Mid Facelift

A mid facelift helps address dynamic wrinkles, sunken cheeks, and under-eye hollows in the area between the corners of the eyes down to the corners of the mouth. Dramatically improving the appearance of the cheeks, nose, and upper lip, mid facelifts are long-lasting. When supplemented with a proper skincare regime, only one is typically needed in a lifetime.

Lower Facelift

A lower facelift targets everything below the corners of the mouth. The procedure lifts and tightens loose skin and smooths deep wrinkles of the lower third of the face for a more youthful facial appearance. A lower facelift will improve the jowls, the jawline, and the chin and neck areas when combined with a neck lift.

Men and women who opt for a lower facelift can minimize nasolabial folds (laugh lines) and lift sagging skin on the jawline. Improve the appearance of your profile with a lower facelift and say goodbye to those jowls with a procedure often considered a ‘mini’ procedure that involves less downtime.

Combination or Alternative Procedures

Depending on your individual needs, especially if you have visible signs of aging throughout the face, you may benefit from combining procedures for dramatic, game-changing results. By combining surgeries, you might be able to save on overall operating fees and enjoy enhanced results with a single recovery.

Mini Facelift

mini facelift is an excellent option for patients in their late 40s to 50s, where the aging of the face doesn’t require full facelift or mid facelift treatments. When performed early, mini facelifts can prevent or delay the signs of aging before they become fully evident.

When customized to address specific trouble spots, such as the jowls or mid-face, mini facelift recovery is quicker than a full facelift.

Non-Surgical Procedures

For patients with minor signs of aging, non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures may be enough to restore their youthful look. These procedures include BOTOX® injections, Fraxel Laser, as well as dermal fillers.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about our facelift procedures? Discover your best surgery options with a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg. During your in-person consult, your doctor will perform a complete facial evaluation and customize a treatment plan based on your goals. Our team is committed to providing each patient with an optimal outcome with natural-looking results. Please contact or call us today at (540) 371-7730.