If you have made up your mind for a facelift, it’s useful to do some research because you will get many options and you’ll have to choose the most suitable and right type of facelift surgery.
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At the core of it, facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery that is performed to firm up your skin in the face and neck areas to offer you a more youthful look.
Though real facelifts include incisions followed by stretching of skin, the term “facelift” is widely applied to majority of surgical and non-surgical procedures that aim for similar results, offering you plenty of options while considering the best one for you.
Thanks to various strategies you can apply, your surgery results will improve and prolong. Here are various types of facelift procedures and how long their results last.
1. Full Facelift
Full facelift is a traditional facelift procedure. It includes a long incision given close to the hairline followed by stretching of skin, reorganising the fat and usually lifting the facial muscles.
Full facelift are generally expected to last for about five years. However, every facelift is unique and outcomes can differ by many years in either way.
2. Mini Facelift
Also known as S-lift, a mini facelift is done in the same way as a full facelift except that it includes a smaller s-shaped incision around the ears.
The outcomes of a mini facelift mainly centre on chin and neck area, lifting the lower face unlike in the full facelift where the whole face is lifted. The procedure is different than neck lift in which focus is solely on the neck area.
Mid facelift is done exactly what its name suggests: it modifies the mid-portion of the face. It targets cheeks and eyes, addressing the bagginess around the eyes and lifting the skin on the cheekbones.
Just like S-lifts mid-facelifts include smaller incisions. Perhaps due to its target areas, mid facelift has a bit longer shelf life, i.e. it lasts from 5 to 7 or even 10 years.
The word ‘deep’ is important here. The procedure goes deeper than traditional facelifts thereby working underneath the muscles in the cheeks to lift them better.
The outcomes of deep plane facelifts are more stunning and longer lasting than other kinds of facelifts.
5. Thread Lift
This is an unconventional facelift procedure which involves threads that are added to the skin to pull it tighter.
The longevity of this procedure is hugely inconsistent and typically not very long. It’s between six months and two and a half years.
6. Vampire Facelift
This new and unconventional procedure is recently getting a lot of attention.
It involvescollecting blood from the patient’s arm, segregating platelets from it by spinning it in a centrifuge (a process called “blood spinning”) and injecting them into the patient’s face.
This procedure is based on the notion that platelets have regenerative properties and when concentrated and injected in problem areas, can accelerate the healing process.
Vampire facelifts particularly work on the principle that these regenerative properties promote collagen growth and make the skin look younger naturally. Its results are expected to last for one to two years.
Plus there are liquid facelift and laser facelift which are not true facelifts.
While liquid facelift involves using injections of fillers and Botox, laser facelift involves infrared lasers that heat the collagen beneath the facial skin which then tightens and makes the skin appear younger.
So, which of these seem perfect for you? Talk to your doctor and choose the most suitable procedure for you and enjoy an enhanced, younger look.