What’s the Difference Between the Facelift, the Mid-Facelift, and the Mini-Facelift?

Has your face lost its youthful look? Do you want to lift and rejuvenate? A facelift may be the solution you’re after. But when it comes to a facelift, what type do you need? Here at Plastic Surgery Services of Frederickburg we offer the traditional facelift, a mid-facelift, and a mini-facelift. Which is right for you? Check out the differences below.

Were you thinking of or planning a life style lift, or did you have a life style lift and have further questions? Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg is pleased to offer free consultations.  Call us at 540-371-7730 to schedule your consultation where you can discuss all your options and get answers to any questions you have.

Facelift

The traditional facelift lifts and tightens skin across the face. This procedure can be done on its own, but is often paired with other procedures like a mid-faceliftbrow lift, facial liposuction, or a neck lift. During facelift surgery incisions are made around the ears and behind the hair line. The surgeon removes excess fat, cuts and tightens muscles, and redrapes the skin. A facelift can significantly improve the appearance of the lower half of the face. When paired with liposuction, a facelift can reduce eliminate a double chin. Facelift recovery usually requires a couple of weeks off from work.

Mid-Facelift

The mid-facelift is a new innovation in facelift surgery. This procedure allows the surgeon to lift and tighten tissues that aren’t affected by a traditional facelift. This surgery tightens skin in the cheeks and lower eyelids by elevating the fat pad in the cheek. This revolumizes the face and restores fullness to the eye and cheek areas. Dermal fillers can provide similar results, but aren’t as permanent.

Recovery is much faster than a traditional facelift (most patients take about a week off from work). This procedure can be performed on its own, but is often paired with a traditional facelift. When combined with a facelift the mid-facelift helps to create a more natural, revitalized look. Performed on its own, this procedure is often done on younger patients for a boost without a full lift.

Mini-Facelift

For patients in their late 40s and early 50s, a mini-facelift can really turn back the clock. If performed early on the mini-facelift may prevent the signs of aging before they become obvious and may reduce the need for more extensive cosmetic surgeries down the road. This procedure is highly customizable and can be custom tailored to your trouble areas. The incisions are smaller and shorter than with a regular facelift. Muscles are tightened, but not cut. Recovery is much easier than with a regular facelift and takes about a week.

Which facelift is right for you? Come see us and we’ll help you find the best option for your face. Call us today and schedule your consultation.