Aging doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Our bodies change in one part gradually until all parts have changed.
Some issues are more common than others, but one issue that all people see is sagging skin. Maybe you’re seeing changes on your face right now and you’re pondering whether you need a facelift procedure.
Well, there are different types of facelifts, and they each serve a different purpose. And in this guide, we’re going to break down the differences between a mid facelift, lower facelift, and upper facelift procedure. Let’s get started!
A mid face lift by Dr. Meade is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery procedure designed to address the signs of aging in the middle of the face. Rather than lifting the entire face, it focuses on the underlying muscles and soft tissues located between the upper and lower face. This reduces sagging and lines caused by aging.
The procedure can also restore volume and sculpting that may have been lost due to weight loss or aging. By tightening the muscles and soft tissues of the middle face, a mid facelift can help to reduce jowls, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.
In some cases, it addresses issues with the neck and cheeks in a minimally invasive manner. By combining this procedure with other treatments, the results can make a patient look more youthful, refreshed, and full of life.
A lower facelift improves the appearance of the lower face and neck by tightening the skin and muscles of the area. The procedure is done by making a small incision below the chin and then separating the skin from the underlying tissues. This allows for the reshaping of the underlying tissues and muscles, giving the face a more youthful appearance.
The fat and skin are then excised and pulled upwards, giving a smoother and more toned look to the face. Recovery time is shorter than traditional facelift procedures, usually taking two to three weeks. For those wishing to look younger without having to go through a traditional facelift, the lower facelift may be an attractive choice.
An upper facelift, also known as a mini facelift, is a type of facelift surgery involving the upper region of the face. It’s generally used to treat sagging skin and wrinkles in the area from the brow to the hairline. It commonly works to tighten the skin in the area and reduce signs of aging.
An upper facelift can accommodate various patient needs. The surgery can restore the fullness of tissue in the cheeks and redefine the jawline and treat sagging skin in the neck. It can also be used to help with vertical wrinkles in the forehead, brow hooding, and crow’s feet.
The results tend to be less dramatic than a traditional facelift. But can still help to make the patient look more alert, rested, and youthful.
Which Surgery Should You Get?
Mid, upper, and lower facelifts each provide unique solutions for rejuvenating different areas of the face. It just depends on your specific needs.
It is important, then, to talk to a qualified surgeon about your options to ensure the best possible outcome. Do not just decide on your own that you need a mid facelift or an upper facelift. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about which facelift is right for you.
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