Facelift is one of the most commonly used techniques by women and men all over the world when their facial skin starts sagging down. Although experts say that there can never be a perfect facelift, yet there are some techniques which can take you to near-perfection lifts. The techniques are constantly evolving and newer processes tend to give better results. But you must also make it a point to take the consent of a dermatologist before opting for one of these treatments. If you are looking for one, here is a list of the 5 most popular facelift techniques which you should know about:
1. SMAS Lift
This is a tried and tested technique by most users and it does give good results. The excess skin which has drooped is firstly removed and then re-draped. The skin and the SMAS (Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System), which is the muscle layer underneath your facial skin, are elevated and then tightened. Your surgeon might also remove the fatty tissue under your neck.
2. Subperiosteal Lift
This technique requires the help of an endoscope. It can also be done with the help of an incision which is made to run across the scalp in a horizontal manner. Incisions might or might not be placed inside the mouth. These incisions are used to get rid of the excess fat, free the muscles and the skin layers from the bones so that it becomes easier to pull them up and tighten them.
3. Mid Facelift
You will also hear about this as the ‘cheek lift’. This lift is also accompanied by a neck lift which you have to discuss with your surgeon since it does not make a whole face and neck transformation. This lift is done in the cheek region of the face which is triangular in shape and connects it with the chin. Therefore the neck region requires another procedure for it.
4. Deep Plane Facelift
This facelift technique is one of the most popular ones that are used. This includes complete face rejuvenation. Here are the benefits that you will get from this technique: an open brow lift, upper and lower eyelid lift, face and neck lift; facial tissues, fat, muscles will be lifted in a continuous section. The conventional and older methods of facelifting are far lesser persistent than this one which is a deep-face lift. Therefore chances of a continued swelling remains.
5. Temporal Lift (Lateral Lift, Lateral Brow Lift)
If you wish to get the perfect youthful vive in your face then this is it. The Temporal Lift is a lateral and diagonal lift which helps in getting the perfect lift even till the outer arch of your eyebrows. This lift also relaxes the folds between the two brows, the smallest wrinkles in the forehead and the eyes. Your face will also get a chiseled look once you get this done as it lifts the cheek skin and fat which have descended with age. This technique also uses an endoscope or with the help of a vertical incision through the hairline.
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