Facelift & Neck Lift

The Difference Between the 3 Types of Facelifts

Faceliftfacelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to remove loose skin from the face and lift the underlying structures. It is commonly done to help reverse sagging caused by aging, sun damage, muscle loss, and large weight loss. However, not all facelifts are the same. Let’s take a closer look at three of the most common types of facelifts so you can decide what’s right for you.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is a less invasive form of the traditional facelift. A mini facelift can sometimes be referred to as a lower facelift because it targets the lower region of the face, like the jaw and jowls. Mini facelifts are commonly used for people who are experiencing only a small amount of facial sagging, people who don’t want much work done, or had a facelift in the past and only need a “touch-up.”

Mid-Face Facelift

A mid-face facelift is closer to a standard facelift that focuses on the middle of the face. The cheek and eye regions are common areas to begin sagging because of the weight of fat in those areas. A mid-face facelift is performed to elevate the fat pad on the cheek for a more youthful appearance. This is commonly performed to assist with sunken eyes as well.

Deep Plane Facelift

A deep place facelift is similar to a traditional facelift, except more extensive. A deep plane facelift targets the entire face and the neck. This technique is often combined with chin augmentation or mandibuloplasty for more dramatic results. A deep plane facelift is a great option for rejuvenating the face and increasing volume.

Which Is Right for Me?

Deciding what type of facelift is right for you can be a difficult choice. You have to consider the condition of your skin, your aesthetic goals, and how invasive of a procedure you’re willing to go through. Thankfully, you don’t have to make that decision alone. Dr. Sean Weiss with Sean Weiss Facial Plastic Surgery provides a comprehensive consultation for every facelift procedure and will help you decide which type of facelift is for you. Dr. Weiss is a talented and experienced plastic surgeon who brings compassion and care to every procedure. If you’re considering a facelift, contact Dr. Weiss’ office at 504-814-3223 today.