the safest, most effective combination of facial aesthetic procedures, favoring the least invasive methods, to achieve your goals. When facelift is appropriate, the following techniques will be considered:
Short Scar Facelift – this minimal incision facelift approach allows for the repositioning of deeper facial tissues with more limited incisions
Classical Facelift – deep tissue repositioning is carried out, and more skin can be removed.
Facelift with Necklift – an incision is often added beneath the chin, and the platysma muscles are repaired
SMAS Plication – the SMAS is tightened to lift the jowl and cheek
SMASectomy – a strip of SMAS is removed, and then tightened
SMAS Flap – SMAS is elevated, and tightened
MACS Lift – generally associated with short scar facelifts, purse string sutures tighten the cheek and facial SMAS planes
There are a variety of factors that might make an individual a candidate for a particular facelift technique. Subjective desires are always measured, and it is the union of the improvements you seek and your particular anatomy that inform the best facelift choice. A facelift, as with any facial rejuvenation process, is about restoring natural balance and facial harmony. As such, most will consider adjunct complementary treatments. Autologous fat transfer is the most common, as the facelift will restore the soft tissue position that has changed, and the addition of fat will restore the volume that has dissipated. Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is also a frequent accompaniment to facelift. A chin implant during a facelift can further improve the definition of the jawline and upper neck, and help to accentuate a more youthful appearance. Browlift can also be combined with facelift surgery.