Face/ Neck lift surgery (Rhytidectomy)

The goals of the facelift and neck lift procedure are to lift the sagging skin of the cheek and neck, decrease the wrinkle lines and creases, and make an individual appear youthful and naturally beautiful.

A preoperative assessment for a facelift (rhytidectomy) is a crucial step in the surgical process to ensure the safety and success of the procedure. A thorough physical examination will assess your facial anatomy, skin quality, and overall health.

Your surgeon will discuss the facelift procedure, including the techniques, potential risks and complications, the recovery process, and expected outcomes.

Make sure to communicate your aesthetic goals and expectations. Your surgeon will help you understand what can realistically be achieved.

The choice of facelift technique will depend on factors like the patient’s age, desired outcomes, extent of facial aging, and the surgeon’s expertise.

 

Traditional Facelift (SMAS Facelift):

The SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) facelift is the traditional and most widely used facelift technique.

During the procedure, incisions are made along the hairline, extending around the ear and sometimes into the lower scalp.

The surgeon lifts and repositions the SMAS layer, which includes the facial muscles and underlying tissues.

Excess skin is trimmed, and the incisions are closed with sutures or staples.

This technique provides comprehensive rejuvenation of the midface, jowls, and neck.

 

Mini Facelift:

The mini facelift is a less invasive version of the traditional facelift and is suitable for individuals with mild to moderate signs of aging.

Smaller incisions are made around the ears, and the surgeon primarily focuses on tightening the skin and tissues in the lower face and neck.

Recovery time is typically shorter compared to a full facelift.

 

Short scar facelifts:

MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) lift involves shorter incisions than traditional facelifts.

These techniques address mild to moderate facial aging in specific areas, like the midface and jowls.

Short scar facelifts typically have shorter recovery times and less noticeable scarring.

 

Neck Lift:

A neck lift can be performed independently or in combination with other facelift techniques.

It focuses on addressing sagging skin and excess fat in the neck area.
Incisions are typically made behind the ears to access and reshape the neck tissues.