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What Are the Types of Facelifts? 

Ursula Mannix | January 5, 2024 | Posted in Facelift
Woman who recently had a facelift.

There are multiple types of facelifts, including traditional facelifts, mini-facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, and eye lifts. Numerous options exist for revitalizing your appearance and achieving personal goals in reversing the signs of aging.

Facelift Types

Traditional Facelifts 

A traditional facelift, also known as a standard facelift, offers dramatic results. It addresses multiple signs of aging around the mid-face and neck regions. Your surgeon can strategically place the incisions near the temples behind the hairline and along the hairline behind the ear to hide the scars. The surgeon can reposition deep tissues and excise loose, sagging skin through these incisions to tighten and contour the face. 

Mini Facelifts 

A mini facelift is somewhat less invasive and extensive than a traditional facelift. This option can be ideal for those who have a mild to moderate degree of skin sagging. Despite the name, a mini facelift can still involve repositioning the deeper tissues to tighten the supporting structures and address common complaints like loose jowls. 

A mini facelift is generally a good option for younger patients, such as those in their 40s, who do not yet have obvious signs of aging. 

Neck Lifts 

There is often a strong focus on the face, yet the signs of aging can develop first in the neck area. In particular, you may begin to notice platysmal banding. These bands are two superficial muscles that extend down the neck. As you grow older, they weaken and sag, causing noticeable wrinkles. 

A neck lift is an effective way to tighten these muscles, along with loose, sagging skin. Often, patients prefer to pair a neck lift with a facelift for total rejuvenation. 

Brow Lifts 

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, targets the signs of aging around the forehead, brow, and eyes. Brow lifts are generally recommended for individuals with significant sagging skin around the brows, affecting self-confidence and even clarity of vision. Tightening the underlying tissues and removing excess skin in this area can provide a refreshed appearance. 

Eye Lifts 

An eye lift, also known as an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, involves the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure can address common problems such as: 

  • Bags under the eyes 
  • Baggy, drooping upper eyelids 
  • Excess, loose skin on the lower eyelids 

It may also improve peripheral vision if it’s affected by excess skin on the upper eyelids. 

Choose A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

No matter which type of facelift is right for you, you will receive personalized recommendations based on your expectations and unique goals. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Loeb in Great Neck, Long Island, or New York City to learn more about your options. 

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