Facelift surgery is sought out by many wanting to make the most of its impressive ability to turn back the clock. Aging will invariably cause different parts of the face (depending on the person) and neck to sag due to things like gravity and decades of use, which is why this revitalising procedure is chosen to remove folds and excess skin on the patient. This procedure thus has the potential to make a patient decades younger, which in turn provides a huge self-esteem boost. Despite knowing the benefits related to facelifts, many might not actually know that there are two types of facelifts that you can get. In this article, we take a look at the mini facelift alongside the standard facelift.
What a mini facelift is all about
A mini face lift in Sydney, like its standard counterpart, is designed to address jowls on the lower face, deep wrinkles, and loose neck skin. It is hen these signs of aging are relatively mild that a patient would choose to have a mini facelift, rather than a standard facelift. In a mini facelift a cosmetic surgeon typically tightens deep facial tissues with shorter incisions, with the location of these typically around the hairline above each ear in addition to the natural creases around the ear. These incisions are used to lift and tighten structural tissues around the cheeks in order to correct the jowls we mentioned previously, as well as refine the jawline, and rejuvenate the worn-out look many eventually develop. Because mini facelifts are a milder surgery overall, they are also a less-invasive surgery, making the recovery process quicker – this is also something to consider for those wanting to get back on their feet quicker. Being a milder surgery, in a mini facelift the patient will receive either local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia, but this will be completely dependent on the individual and what they want done. Finally, the less invasive nature of mini facelifts can mean that the positive effects will not last as long as a standard facelift.
The standard facelift
A standard facelift will be chosen by patients looking to more comprehensively address the aging around the mid-face and neck, which will usually indicate that the wrinkles and sagging are more advanced. A standard facelifts is for the most part much more extensive than a mini facelift, simply for the need of remedying these advanced signs of aging, but the end results are considerably more obvious. There is something important to keep in mind, however – because the surgery is more intensive, there will be a recovery period that complements this, so the patient should be fully prepared for this. As with the mini facelift surgery, a standard facelift involves incisions behind the hairline near the temples and around the front of the ear. The cosmetic surgeon will then expertly reposition tissues beneath the skin and remove excess skin to create a very smooth look and youthful look for the patient.
Which facelift should you choose?
Although it might not be obvious to you, consulting with an experienced cosmetic surgeon will quickly enable you to understand what kind of facelift you need. Even with this in mind, a facelift – whether standard or mini – is carried out according to a patient’s unique needs, so there is no need to fret about getting the wrong procedure.