What are the different types of facelift procedures?

There are several types of facelift surgery. Dr. Chaboki performs a variety of methods of surgery to rejuvenate the appearance of the face and neck. The variation largely depends on where incisions are placed and what tissue is modified during the lift. One facelift type is not appropriate for all patients. Facelift surgery is tailored for the individual patient.

  • Limited incision: smaller incision(s) are placed in front and/or behind the ear. Also known as a mini lift, S lift, short scar lift, or MACS lift. Quickest recovery to minimize disruption to a patient’s lifestyle, as compared to other facelifts. Primary facelift method utilized.
  • Traditional: longer incisions and more tissue reshaping with enhanced lifting, for patients with advanced aging.
  • Mid facelift: a procedure that improves the tightness and tone of the cheeks and lower eyelids rather than the lowermost portion of the face.
  • Deep plane: deeper tissue modifications and longer incisions. Limited for more advanced aging. It’s the most invasive method of facial surgery, requiring a longer recovery, but can give the most dramatic results.
  • Full: any facelift combined with plastic surgery of the eyes (blepharoplasty) and eyebrow (brow lift).
  • Secondary: any facelift performed on a patient who has previously had a facelift, even if it was years prior. A secondary facelift can be performed to correct an irregularity left behind by the previous surgery or simply to maintain and “freshen up” results.

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