Out of all the available cosmetic procedures designed to defy the signs of aging, a surgical facelift, is arguably the best choice for those who wish to take years off their face and enjoy the results for many years. But not all facelifts are good facelifts primarily because everything depends on the patient: the extent of skin laxity, treatment goals, and their unique aging process. Basically, what constitutes a good facelift is one that is ideal for you. In other words, the best facelift for one patient may not necessarily be the best option for you.
On that note, here are the three most popular facelift options preferred by both men and women. The brief information you read here could help you decide which one is the best option for you given your unique skin condition and facial anatomy.
Is a full facelift the best facelift for you? Here are a few things you should know about it:
- Ideal for patients with advanced skin laxity, including loose skin around the neck
- Target area is the lower two-thirds of the face, including the neck
- Incisions are longer, from the hairline above or around the temple area and extending behind and/or around the ears
- Scars are longer, but are concealed along the hairline and behind the ears
- Results can last up to 15 years, depending on the patient’s natural aging process, skin care, and lifestyle
What are considered good facelifts? Is a mini facelift a good fit for you? Here’s how you know:
- Ideal for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity on the lower third of the face
- Target area is the lower third of the face, which may or may not include the neck depending on the facility and cosmetic surgeon
- Incisions are shorter, usually starting around the cheek area
- Scars are shorter, but concealed around or behind the ears
- Results may last up to ten years
Last but not the least is the non-surgical facelift. Is it the best facelift for you? Here’s how to check:
- Your main concerns are wrinkles and hollowness of the cheeks
- You are not ready to go under the knife
- You want to see first how a lift alters or enhances your appearance
- You don’t mind short-term results (usually six months) and regular retouches
- You are still experimenting on what friends and family consider as good facelifts
For the reader’s information, non-surgical facelifts are those that are administered through injections like Botox® and dermal fillers. These may also be laser-assisted treatments that lift and tighten the skin without surgery. As you can see, there are various options available to patients, and what are considered as good facelifts by others may not necessarily be the same for you. This is why a consultation is always recommended prior to making a decision about the type of facelift procedure to undergo.
Having trouble choosing which of the good facelifts mentioned here is the best facelift for you? To know for sure, please call Capital Facial Plastic Surgery at (240) 630-8175 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Adam E. Singleton, MD. You may also click here to schedule an appointment.