The newer techniques of facelift surgery, such the S lift or SMAS lift, are generally considered “mini” lifts when compared to older facelift methods. Mini facelifts generally have shorter incisions and quicker recovery time.
Nonsurgical facelifts can be performed with wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport®. By relaxing the muscles that pull down the jowls (i.e., platysma), BOTOX can provide a temporary neck lift. This type of nonsurgical lift may be referred to as a Nefertiti lift. Results with a BOTOX nonsurgical facelift are subtle as compared to surgery and are temporary.