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4 Different Types of Facelifts

Are you seeing common signs of ageing in your facial appearance? Are you developing fine lines and wrinkles? If so, you may be considering a face lift to help resolve your ageing issues. Considering that each individual ages at different rates and stages in their life, there are different types of face lifts available to help cater to your specific needs.

Here are some face lifts that are available options to you as we go into more detail about each procedure and how it can help you to achieve a younger, youthful-looking appearance. 

  1. A mini-facelift

 A mini-facelift is a minimal approach to restoring youthful skin. It targets the lower area of the face specifically and helps to tackle minimal skin sagging and excess skin. This type of procedure would not be ideal if you’re looking to restore excessive sagging skin and heavy jowls, but it can help to create a smoother facial contour.

An ideal patient for this particular procedure would be a younger patient that has minimal signs of ageing and is looking to define the appearance of their face.

  1. Mid-facelift

Another different type of facelift is the mid-facelift that helps to tackle the mid-region of the face. It can help to elevate the appearance of the cheeks and reduce any deep creases. An ideal patient for this particular procedure would be one that doesn’t suffer from excessive skin sagging in the neck region.

Overall, the mid-face lift can help to define the contours of the face, eliminate smile lines and even improve the appearance of your lower eyelids. It can also be combined with other procedures if required.

  1. Neck liposuction

If you have excess fat under the chin, neck liposuction can help to target this area. Generally, neck liposuction is combined with facelift surgery to reduce the fat that appears in the neck area. 

This procedure tends to be appropriate for those that are looking to eliminate their “double-chin” and flatten any prominent jowls that they have. It’s also ideal if the candidate has minimal laxity around the neck skin.

  1. Deep plane facelift

Another different type of facelift that tackles the neck area are deep plane facelifts. Not only this, but it also targets severe skin sagging on the cheek. The procedure involves lifting the muscle tissue to correct the heavy cheeks. 

Deep plane facelifts are renowned for providing natural-looking long lasting relationships. Overall, it can help to provide a rejuvenated appearance to your face. 

Facelifts at Gary Ross

Gary Ross offers a range of face lift surgical procedures that can help to meet your needs and improve your facial ageing. For more details about facelifts and what the procedure entails, please see our face lift page. To book a consultation with us, visit our contact us page where you can fill in your details and we’ll be in touch to arrange your appointment.

What Are The Common Signs Of Facial Ageing?

Understanding The Skin And Treating Facial Ageing

The skin changes with age and we start to see signs of ageing within the face. While this happens to everyone at some point, many people look to treat these concerns to look more youthful.

Common facial ageing signs include fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, sagging skin, loss of skin elasticity, and hyperpigmentation.

In today’s blog, we look at what causes skin ageing and how you can improve facial ageing.

What causes facial ageing?

From our late 20s the early signs of facial ageing begin to show. This is due to skin losing elasticity and collagen production slowing down.

By the time we enter our 30s most of us have some signs of ageing showing in the face. For some people this may develop later in this decade of life, and some people do age better than others.

While collagen production slows down, it is a good idea to address the early signs of facial ageing. However for patients over the age of 50 a surgical route may be the better option.

Which treatments improve facial ageing signs?

Anti-ageing surgery can help to improve the appearance of various unwanted side-effects of the ageing process. You will need to book a consultation to ascertain your suitability.

For example, if the eyes half developed loose skin above or below the eye area, a blepharoplasty may be an option.

If you are unhappy with facial ageing with regards to sagging skin, a facelift or neck lift maybe suitable. There is more information on the treatment pages about both of these procedures designed to rejuvenate the face.

Are There Non Surgical Anti Ageing Treatments?

Non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments are useful when treating minimal facial ageing signs. Injectable treatments such as dermal fillers can provide effective wrinkle reduction, for example.

You can find out more information about any of the non surgical anti-ageing treatments offered via the treatment pages.

Get More Information

When you choose to undergo skin rejuvenation treatments there are many considerations and you need to make a decision based on what’s best for you.

Not every patient wants to undergo surgery for facial ageing, and in some cases a nonsurgical approach may be more beneficial.

Key to successful treatment lies in choosing an expert who will be able to provide you with the best advice and care. Mr Ross provide anti-ageing procedures and treatments for both men and women looking to tackle facial ageing.

You can find out more information about him via the about us page.

Booking A Consultation

Please contact the team if you wish to book a consultation. This is an informal opportunity for you to speak with Mr Ross and to make sure you’re choosing the right treatment.

We look forward to welcoming you and discussing your facial ageing needs.

Things to consider when choosing facelift surgery

Choosing a facelift surgeon and undergoing facial rejuvenation surgery

Choosing to undergo facial rejuvenation surgery means picking a facelift surgeon that you feel can offer you the best service. It is important to pick a plastic surgeon who you feel has the right skills and experience to provide you with the best results possible.

A facelift can have a remarkable effect on the patient’s self-esteem and is often an option for men and women who are over the age of 45 and are unhappy with sagging skin in the mid or lower section of the face.

There are multiple benefits to choosing facelift surgery over nonsurgical options, and it is widely acknowledged that facelift procedures will have a much better long-term results for the patient.

Different types of facelift surgery

Asked with several facial rejuvenation procedure is, when it comes to a facelift there is no one size fits all procedure. There are several different types of facelift surgery which can be made available, and which one is most suitable to your needs can be determined during a consultation.

A mini facelift is designed to lift an area of the face but not the whole face. In contrast, a full facelift, otherwise known as the traditional facelift, is designed to lift the entire face. You can find out more information about both of these types of facelift surgery on the treatment pages.

Things to consider when choosing a facelift surgeon

1. Qualifications and experience – are they a member of a safety organisation like BAAPS or BAPRAS?

2. Your surgeon should be polite, helpful and understanding.

3. Does the surgeon appreciate your goals?

4. Ask to see previous cases if you feel this would help you.

5. Do not commit to undergoing facelift surgery or any other form of facial rejuvenation surgery unless you feel completely comfortable with the surgeon during consultation.

6. You should be given time to consider whether facelift surgery is indeed to the right option for you, and so a second consultation should be booked a week or so later if you wish to move forward.

Facelift surgery is not suitable for everybody and it is unlikely you will be offered this form of anti-ageing procedure if you are under 45 or deemed not needing of such treatment.

Each case should be handled individually and it is inevitably up to the patient whether he or she chooses to move forward and book facelift surgery in future.

More information and booking a consultation

More information on facelift surgery or any of the other surgical procedures offered by Mr Ross can be found on the treatment pages. Follow the navigation bar and research the treatment or treatments you would like to book an appointment for.

During your consultation you can find out any further information that you feel would be useful in helping you make your decision. Please email the clinic directly if you have any questions relating to facelift surgery or want to book a consultation.

Choosing facelift surgery over non surgical alternatives

The benefits to choosing facelift surgery over non invasive treatments

When it comes to choosing facelift surgery you must make sure you have considered all of your options. This includes deciding whether undergoing surgery is likely to provide you with better and more long-term results than non surgical alternatives.

There are pros and cons to any kind of cosmetic treatment, and they should be considered thoroughly of treatment is decided upon. Booking consultation is a great way to find out more about your chosen anti-ageing surgery procedure, and to get expert advice regarding skin rejuvenation alternatives.

Making your decision

Below you will find three of the most impressive benefits to choosing facelift surgery over a non-invasive anti-ageing treatments. This list is not exclusive and every patient is in individual, so what works for one person may not work for another one.

The advice below is simply to be used as a guide if you are considering moving on from non surgical facial rejuvenation treatments to facelift surgery.

– Long term results

One of the undeniable benefits of choosing a surgical facelift over non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments is that the results are long-lasting. Unlike treatments such as skin tightening with energy assisted devices or injectables such as dermal fillers, the surgical facelift is designed for longevity.

Whilst a facelift cannot stop the ageing process, it is often found the patients who have undergone this form of facial rejuvenation surgery look more useful in 10 to 15 years than a patient who has not undergone facelift surgery.

– Versatility in the procedure

There is a common misconception that undergoing facelift has to involve lifting the entire face. This however is not the case, and there are multiple forms of facelift surgery offered if you are more concerned about specific area of the face.

For example: a mid-facelift is ideal for patients who are only concerned with skin laxity in the midsection of the face. Whilst there are non surgical treatments that can also tackle ageing in the midsection of the face, in the long term they cannot replicate the results of the mid-face lift.

– No follow up treatments

As all patients who enjoy nonsurgical anti-ageing treatments will testify, there is a certain amount of upkeep and follow-up treatments that are necessary in order to maintain the results. A prime example of this would be fillers, which require ‘top up treatments’ to preserve the results.

On of the clear benefits to undergoing facelift surgery as an alternative is that the results are long-lasting and do not require the patient to clinic every 12 to 18 months in order to maintain the smoothing or lifting results of the injectable product.

Making the right choice for you

Choosing facelift surgery is a decision that should only be made by the patient, for the patient. If you are considering undergoing any kind of cosmetic surgery for the benefit of or to please another person it is advise that you seek expert advice before moving forward.

It is also important to do your research before choosing a cosmetic surgeon. You can read this previous blog post on surgeon selection if you would like more advice regarding how to pick the person to perform your facelift surgery.

There is plenty of information on the treatment pages if you are considering choosing facelift surgery over non surgical alternatives. Have a thorough read of the information regarding the different types of facelift surgery and contact the team if you have any questions or wish to book a consultation with Mr Ross.