About Facelift Surgery
Midland, MI Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. David Yonick offers a full variety of facial plastic surgery procedures. One of the most common surgeries at Yonick Plastic Surgery is a facelift. This treatment concentrates on precise sections of the face to correct loose skin features to create a smooth, more youthful appearance. Depending on your aesthetic goals, a facelift can focus on the areas around the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, the bottom section including the jowls, mouth, and neck, and more for an all-around youthful look. The type of facelift used depends on your goals, the condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, lifestyle, age, and other factors. Some men and women are ready for a full facelift, while others may only need a mid-face lift, or upper face lifting. Dr. Yonick is an experienced surgeon who has a complete understanding of the anatomy and complex intricacies of a facelift surgery. The objective is to create a natural-looking result that's smooth and appealing.
Facelift Ideal Candidates
Ideal candidates for a facelift wish to correct noticeable facial wrinkles and lines whether it be on the entire face or a specific section, such as the mid-face and lower face. Facelift surgery can address various sections depending on our unique signs of aging. It is important to understand that age does not necessarily define the timing to have cosmetic facial surgery. There are so many unique concerns and reasons, as well as numerous lift types depending on the concerns being addressed. The treatment chosen will vary for patients who are in their 30s versus those who are over 60. Skin laxity is one of the most important components in the planning process. Facelift patients should be in good physical health and sustain from smoking, and also have realistic expectations.
Facelift Surgical Technique
Regardless of your aesthetic concerns, there are numerous facelifts to consider. Some facelifts treat the upper portion of the face, while others focus on the middle and lower. Moreover, some techniques are slightly more invasive and intricate than others. It is also common for some individuals to have a brow lift, or fillers and BOTOX to complement the outcomes. A few of the more common facelift techniques include:
- Full Facelift
Considered the gold standard, the full facelift usually uses an incision near the hairline, then extends down to the temple region, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are delicately pulled and securely tightened to produce a lifted appearance, which helps take away excessive wrinkles and sagging. A full facelift is reserved for patients who show signs of advanced aging. With this lift, several facial rejuvenation methods may be combined, including an eyelid lift to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
- Mid Facelift
Incorporating a similar method to the mini lift, the cheek lift (known as a mid-facelift) focuses on the droopy features around the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works great for those who desire improvement to the lower two-thirds of the face, which also includes the jowls.
- Lower Facelift
A lower facelift addresses the neck region and chin, and in many cases, the jowls. Nonsurgical methods, such as Kybella or laser skin tightening, can also be used for chin reduction and attaining a younger-looking neck.
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a tiny incision is made around the ears to elevate and tighten the skin, which helps the mouth and jawline. This technique creates subtle improvements that look natural.
What to Expect with Facelift
Regardless of the facelift procedure you have, the ultimate goal is to produce a natural and soft outcome. The majority of facelift surgeries are performed while the patient is under anesthesia. The timing of the treatment depends on how invasive the surgery is, and if other procedures were combined. After surgery, there will be bruising, swelling, possible drainage, some moderate soreness, and discomfort, which can be helped by pain prescription medication. The majority of patients look and feel normal after about a month. You will see a smoother and younger-looking facial appearance.
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The Right Facelift for You
A facelift treatment can take years off your face and provide you a rejuvenated look. Today, there are many options for surgery based on your individual needs and goals. This procedure is designed to help seamlessly and gracefully walk you through each passing year looking natural. To hear more about this treatment, we invite you to contact Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI to set up your consult with Dr. Yonick.