Different Types of Facelift and Neck Lift
Aging can make your skin lose its spark and the sprightly glow. As you age, the skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. And it’s not just the facial skin that gets affected, your neck skin gets affected similarly. The aged skin is usually loose and hangs low, giving the appearance of lower cheeks and jowls in your neck. Moreover, the natural contours of your face and neck may be affected as well and may get covered by exaggerated, abnormal contours that add several years to your age. There are many different types of facelift and neck lift procedures to treat these common concerns.
It is important to note that these changes, although most commonly are associated with the aging process, can also occur due to the effects of stress, environmental factors like pollution, and UV exposure. Regardless of the cause, the changes in the appearance and texture of the skin can be a serious mental and physical burden.
Depending on the extent of skin changes and loss of natural contours, you may choose to undergo cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate and restore the natural appearance of your neck and face. But which procedure should you go for? Well, that depends on personal factors.
If you notice the looseness of your facial skin, but not many changes in the appearance of your neck, then you may choose to go for a facelift alone. Once you make the decision to undergo a facelift, you will have to choose from different types of facelift. This decision, once again, depends on personal factors and the amount of loose and saggy skin present.
However, if you notice the signs of aging appear on your neck without much changes to your facial skin, then you may choose to undergo a neck lift alone which can significantly improve the appearance of your neck by tightening the skin and reducing the appearance of jowls and wrinkles. Similar to the facelift procedure, the neck lift procedure also has several types that you can choose from, depending on your preferences and personal factors.
Different Types of Facelift
A facelift procedure is a surgical procedure that is performed with the purpose of tightening the saggy skin of the face by removing excess skin and repositioning the underlying tissue. This procedure results in youthful and rejuvenated skin that is guaranteed to take several years off your age. You can undergo one of the seven different types of facelift procedures, all of which are explained in detail below;
Signs of aging first begin to appear in the lower region of your face in the form of loose skin and jowls that give the appearance of low-hanging cheeks. There may also be saggy skin that falls over the jawline, completely ruining the definition and esthetics of your jawline.
To remove the first signs of aging from your lower facial region, you can undergo a mini facelift procedure, rather than a complete facelift as the rest of your facial skin is completely fine. A mini facelift procedure is done under general anesthesia at John Flynn Private Hospital.
For the mini facelift procedure, your surgeon will make incisions around the ear, near your hairline to remove excess skin and enhance the natural contours of your face. The incisions are small and easily hidden in the hairline so you don’t have to worry about visible scarring from the procedure.
The mini facelift procedure is the best option for a younger age group that is suffering from early signs of aging, stress, and UV exposure. Older age groups can also undergo this procedure if only the lower part of the face is affected by aging. Book a consultation with Dr Doyle now to assess if you meet the eligibility criteria for this procedure.
Full and high-raised cheeks are a vital sign of your youth and as you age, these full cheeks begin to sag and give a fatty and saggy mid-facial appearance. This can result in a sunken eye appearance that is bound to make you look tired and dull. Moreover, the sagginess of the cheeks exaggerates the nasolabial folds or the lines starting from your nose going around your lips. These deep nasolabial folds further enhance the saggy and droopy appearance of your cheek, hence ruining your facial aesthetics completely. And making you look significantly older in the process.
A mid-facelift procedure improves the appearance of your cheeks and eyes, hence giving you a youthful and glowing appearance. For this procedure, Dr Doyle will make the incisions around your hairline and forehead to tighten and raise your cheeks, hence removing the dull sunken eye appearance and defining your cheek structure.
This procedure is a great option for those who suffer from saggy cheeks but no sagginess of the skin in the neck or chin region.
Deep Plane Facelift
The effects of aging may begin to show in one region of your face but these effects will keep on progressing till they affect multiple regions of your face and have successfully made your skin appear aged. If your cheeks are severely affected by aging along with your neck, then you may be a perfect candidate for a deep plane facelift.
A Deep Plane Facelift is a surgical procedure that is the most rejuvenating and long-lasting when it comes to cosmetic procedures. It improves the appearance of your cheeks and neck by lifting skin and muscle together and repositioning them. Although this procedure gives the best results of any facial rejuvenation technique, it is not routinely performed due to the difficulty of the technique. It is only recommended if you are suffering from severe cheek and neck sagging that is beginning to affect your self-esteem and self-confidence.
Full Brow Lift
Another important facial region that gets affected by aging is your forehead. Fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging of skin that can result in droopy eyelids are some of the main signs that may be present. To improve the appearance of your upper face or the forehead and eyebrows, you can undergo a full brow lift procedure. This procedure begins with incisions in your scalp to lift the skin of your forehead and tighten it, resulting in a smooth, wrinkle-free forehead. This also raises the eyebrows, giving them their youthful height back.
This procedure is an invasive procedure that may be right for you if you are bothered by the appearance of your upper face only. You can also opt for anti-wrinkle injections along with this procedure to further enhance the smooth and youthful results.
Temporal Brow Lift
If you are just beginning to see wrinkles and fine lines on your forehead with minimal drooping of your eyebrows and want to solve this problem before it worsens, you can undergo a relatively less invasive, temporal brow lift procedure. For this procedure, the incisions will be made in your hairline, along the side of your head. The purpose of making incisions there is to diagonally tighten the skin of your forehead, temple, and eyebrows.
This procedure is the procedure of choice for you if you want to remove the effects of aging as soon as they appear and don’t want to undergo an invasive full brow lift procedure. Book a consultation now to find out which of the two is the best choice for you.
If your entire face is showing signs of aging in the form of droopy eyelids and saggy cheeks along with wrinkles and fine lines on your entire face, you may benefit from a traditional facelift. A traditional or lower facelift procedure includes tightening of the skin along with significant muscle repair to reverse the effects of moderate to the significant aging process. And it is not only your facial appearance that improves, your neck contours will be enhanced too by this procedure resulting in an overall youthful appearance of your face and neck.
Incisions for a traditional facelift procedure are made at the level of your sideburns, both in front of and behind the ear. Excess skin and fat are removed from the face and neck, underlying muscle tissue is repaired and repositioned to define the facial structures and the neckline. All of this results in significant improvement of your face and neck that is guaranteed to give you the confidence boost you deserve.
It is important to note that this procedure is quite invasive and should only be considered if there are moderate to significant signs of aging. Book a consultation with Dr Doyle to find out if you would benefit from this procedure.
Before and After Lower Facelift
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Different Types of Neck Lift
The effects of aging and stress, along with environmental toxins, can sometimes initially develop in the neck region and ruin your neckline without affecting the facial skin and overall aesthetics. In that case, you can choose to undergo a neck lift procedure rather than a facelift procedure which may do no good at all. As well as there are many different types of facelift procedures, there are also many different types of neck lift procedures. When choosing to undergo a neck lift procedure, you can choose from four different surgical options depending on personal factors and expectations from the procedure.
Traditional Neck Lift with Liposuction
Aging can make your neck skin lose its elasticity and appear saggy which gives your neck skin a turkey wattle and jowls-like appearance. This can significantly impair your physical appearance and become a mental burden. Moreover, the saggy skin can also ruin the definition of your jawline, making you look aged.
To rid yourself of these effects, you can choose to undergo a traditional neck lift procedure. This procedure is a relatively invasive procedure in which incisions are made along your hairline at the level of your sideburns that extend all the way to the back of your head. The traditional neck lift procedure is performed with the purpose of improving the appearance of the neck and jawline to remove years from your physical appearance.
Additional incisions may be made underneath your chin to enhance the results of this procedure. Liposuction of your chin region may be done during the procedure for the same reason. This procedure is a perfect choice for you if you are suffering from saggy skin of the neck that has added several years to your appearance.
Before and After Neck Lift
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Limited Neck Lift
A limited neck lift procedure is performed in a similar fashion to the traditional neck lift procedure except that the incisions are only made around the ear, along your hairline, and no liposuction is done during this procedure. This procedure is mainly performed with the purpose of defining your neck contours that have minimal signs of aging present. As the name suggests, this procedure is a limited or minimally invasive procedure with limited results. It is not appropriate to opt for this procedure if you suffer from significant sagging of your neck skin.
Book a consultation with Dr Doyle to find out which different types of neck lift would best benefit you.
The muscles of your neck are called platysma which often gets damaged and becomes irregular, resulting in exaggerated signs of aging in your neck and chin region. For this procedure, a small incision is made underneath your chin to remove excess fat from the neck and jawline which is responsible for jowls in the neck. After that, the platysma muscle is repaired and sutured into one single layer to improve the definition of your neck and jawline.
This procedure is the right choice for you if you only suffer from moderate effects of aging in your neck region alone. If you have excess sagging and drooping of the skin, you may opt for this procedure along with a traditional neck lift procedure or a limited neck lift procedure.
If the effects of aging have become visible on your face and neck skin to the point that it has become a psychological and physical burden, then you should book a consultation now to see which of the different types of facelift and neck lift procedures may be the solution to your problems. If there are other problem points that you would like to fix, you can undergo the above-mentioned procedures along with different associated procedures like eyelid surgery to ensure that you achieve the results you desire.