How to Choose the Right Facelift Procedure

Choosing the right Facelift procedure can be daunting. Facelift procedures are expensive and the money needs to be well spent if you are going to be spend it. We know that it can be frustrating to look at all of the options yet exciting at the same time. At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, we will be with you each step of the way. We will help you at your consultation determine what would be the best fit for you.

What is a Facelift?

A Facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that can restore the face to its former youthful glow. It removes the loose and sagging skin that was in the mid-face area and replaces it with tightly stretched skin. It also removes deep creases that occur around the nose and the mouth area as well as removing deep creases below eyelids, restoring muscle tone in the lower face and jaw area, and removing any “double chins” that now exist thanks to the excess fatty deposits we get while aging.

Facelift procedures can also include other plastic surgery procedures such as brow lifts or eyelid surgery. Meet with Dr. Angobaldo to discuss all of your options. Together, the two of you can create a perfect facelift plastic surgery procedure plan to make sure that you get all of the things that you want in your procedure.

Types of Facelift Procedures

There are a number of different types of facelift procedures including a cutaneous facelift, traditional facelift, SMAS facelift, deep plane facelift and temporal facelift.

A cutaneous facelift is also known as “skin only” and addresses the lower face and neck. It involves making an incision in the hairline above the ear and then moving behind the ear and under the ear to end in the hairline behind the ear once again. It is the oldest form of a Facelift procedure.

A traditional facelift is similar to a cutaneous facelift as it also addresses the lower face and neck, however, it is completed by using the sutures in the area below the chin and ear to lift up the muscle layer and reposition it.

A SMAS facelift is just another term for the traditional facelift as SMAS refers to the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system.

A deep plane facelift is a modification of the traditional SMAS facelift. The plastic surgeon will dissect to a deeper plane on the face and then lift and reposition muscle. This also involves the surgeon taking a completely separate certain muscle layer. It typically provides a more natural result than the traditional facelift, but it has an increased risk of facial nerve injury.

A temporal facelift will target the eyebrow area of the face. Plastic surgeons love this facelift because they can focus on the eyebrow area without doing a more extensive treatment. This incision will be made on both sides of the brows.

To learn more about the Facelift procedure or about any of the other plastic surgery procedures offered at Renaissance Plastic Surgery, please call our office. We are also happy to answer email inquiries and meet with prospective and existing clients in person. Dr. Jeff Angobaldo performs consultations with each patient, whether new or existing, whenever they are considering having another plastic surgery procedure performed. The Renaissance Plastic Surgery office is located in Plano, TX and we welcome anyone to come in for a treatment. We serve those living in the greater Texas region and those who fly in for treatments.

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