What are the different types of facelifts offered?
Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann perform several different types of facelifts in Houston at our state-of-the-art, private, accredited plastic surgery center. Each facelift method offers distinct advantages and disadvantages and has unique objectives.
A full facelift is ideal for patients with loose or sagging skin in the face and neck and wrinkles from the midface down through the jaw. This procedure requires an incision from the sideburn area, down the front of the ear, around the earlobe, and up behind the ear. The incision gives the surgeon the ability to lift and re-suspend underlying fat and muscle. The tissue is tightened and repositioned into a more appealing position, mitigating the effects of gravity and aging.
The mini facelift is a popular facelift alternative for patients who are looking for a less invasive procedure and subtler results. This procedure typically addresses the lower face and neck, with a primary focus on removing and/or tightening loose, sagging skin. The mini facelift is often recommended for younger patients and individuals dealing with milder signs of facial aging. Typically, a mini facelift is performed with small incisions around the ears and beneath the hairline.
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Deep Plane Facelift
The deep plane facelift is a popular technique focused on the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) layer, the connective tissue between facial muscles and skin. During this procedure, the SMAS layer is carefully lifted from the underlying muscles, allowing for adjustments to the facial structure and rejuvenation of the face, jawline, and neck without the risk of an overly tight or stretched appearance. It is recommended for patients seeking a natural result and dealing with significant signs of aging.
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Although most facelifts performed by skilled plastic surgeons are very successful, there are times when a patient may be unsatisfied with their results. That’s when they may choose to undergo a revision facelift. A revision facelift is a procedure performed to correct or improve the results of a previous facelift surgery. You may be a candidate for a revision facelift if your original facelift provided subpar results or its effects have started to fade over time. The specifics of this procedure can vary greatly depending on what exactly the individual wants to correct or enhance.
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Some patients who are seeking facial rejuvenation are not good candidates for a surgical procedure. In that case, we may recommend a liquid facelift. This non-surgical facelift alternative is typically performed by injecting dermal fillers in combination with neuromodulators like Botox. This customizable blend of injectable treatments can be quite effective for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, tightening loose skin, and enhancing the volume and definition of the face and jawline. It’s important to note that the results of a liquid facelift are temporary and usually last for between six months and two years. However, a liquid facelift will also be much less expensive than a surgical facelift procedure.
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