There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best for as long as you can. However some people age quicker than others for many reasons, and unfortunately (even if you look after yourself) sometimes age sneaks up on you. If you’ve grown dissatisfied with your reflection and feel as though you’ve done all you can to keep from showing the signs of aging, it might be time to visit a plastic surgeon for cosmetic face lift surgery.
There are several different face lift surgeries you can undergo; a mini face lift may utilise a small incision near the ear to correct excess sagging skin or fat deposits. A traditional face lift is more extensive and involves an incision along the hairline and around the ears. The more extensive types of face lift address the underlying support to the skin, and as such yield a more long-term result. A mid-cheek facelift entails the surgical tightening of the deeper muscle layers and corrects sagging around the nose and cheek areas. Deep plane face lifts consist of moving the deeper muscle layers of a patient’s face, even separating the layers, for a more dramatic natural-looking result in those who need it.
Another kind of facelift is the MACS lift – this stands for Minimal Access Cranial Suspension. It is also known as a short-scar facelift, and is utilised in people usually under 50 years of age. A small incision in front of the ear is used to pull sagging skin up, where internal stitches keep the lift in place. Any excess skin is trimmed away. Jowls are eliminated, as are any vertical neck folds and naso-labial folds are greatly reduced. Cheeks become more prominent and if combined with liposuction to the neck, the correction of aging around the mouth and eyelid/eyebrow surgery, a more youthful appearance is given to older faces.
Face lift procedures are a regular part of a plastic surgeon’s repertoire, and they’ll be happy to discuss any questions you have.