Everyone wants to look as young as they feel inside. Even those who are happy with their looks want to minimize the negative effects that aging has on their body. Fortunately, those who want to tighten and improve their skin can have a face lift. There are in fact several different variations for achieving a younger fresher look around the eyes, forehead and mouth. Before deciding that this is the right choice for your treatment needs, it is important to contact a doctor and discuss which of the main options will best suit the conditions that you are dealing with.
At a consultation with a plastic surgeon it is possible to discuss the results you would like to see from your surgical enhancement. They will answer any questions you have and also address your concerns. Once the discussion about what is typically involved in the process is complete, it is time to begin discussing which form of face lift is going to be best. There are three different ways of approaching this type of correction depending on the patient’s needs. The differences address which part of the face needs correction, how deep the incision will go, and where it will be placed.
The least invasive type is sometimes called a thread face lift. This is because it uses just a fine filament of barbed thread to elevate sections of drooping skin. Using a needle the surgeon inserts these sutures into the problem areas. The barbs grab the skin and pull it into place. There are no incisions and no scars, and the procedure is over in about an hour. This treatment is best for those with minimal signs of aging who are looking for a stopgap before having a more invasive procedure. It provides subtle results, but is not a good option for long term or serious correction of problems.
The next step up is called a mid face lift. This is by far the most common and is geared towards those people who are middle aged and looking to have some work done. It address folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth and also the forehead and eyebrows. During this treatment, a doctor will make a number of small incisions around the nose, mouth and along the hairline. Afterwards, the surgeon repositions the tissue to better fit the skill and cheekbones, while simultaneously smoothing out wrinkles. Because most of the incisions are placed in discreet areas where the body naturally has folds or air to cover it, there is minimal scarring and also a short recovery period.
The most invasive form of face lift also causes the most stunning results. This uses deep incisions to move not only skin and fat but also muscle in the cheeks and mouths. It can shave years off of a person’s appearance, and the results will last for more than a decade. Those with serious drooping due to age, and those looking to really remodel their looks often seek this procedure.