What are the Types of Facelifts Available in Santa Rosa?

Nothing creates a more dramatically youthful appearance than facelift surgery. Plastic Surgery Associates surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas perform a full spectrum of facial surgical treatments across Northern California.

Facelift surgery in Santa Rosa focuses on distinct areas to tighten loose or hanging facial skin, creating a more taut, yet softer appearance. The overall goal is to produce a natural appearance that’s gorgeous, subtle, and still striking. Often, patients combine a facelift with an eyelid lift, brow lift, lip lift, or all of the above!

Understanding the anatomy of the face

The areas we target with different types of facelift surgeries in Santa Rosa are the upper face, the mid-face, and the lower face

The upper face contains the forehead, eyes, and temples. Mid-face begins just at the lower eyelid and contains the nose, cheeks, and ears. The lower face consists of the lips, chin, and jaws. Understanding the areas of the face helps with understanding the types of facelifts 

Surgical technique for facelifts

No matter the issue you wish to correct, there are various levels of facelifts to think about. Some facelifts address the upper area of the face, and others focus on the lower two-thirds. In addition, some methods are a bit more invasive than others. It’s very common for some patients to have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or BOTOX and fillers to complement and enhance their final results. Some of the more popular facelift options include:

Full Facelift

A common surgery for older adults, the full or “traditional” facelift most often makes an incision close to the hairline, extending down to the area near the temples, stopping near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial muscles is carefully stretched and safely tightened to create a lifted outcome, which reduces excessive loose skin and droopy features. This facelift is used for individuals who have visible signs of aggressive aging. During a full facelift, various methods may be used, including blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to address the eyes or neck reduction for the lower region.

Mini Facelift

When performing a mini facelift, we place a thin, small incision near the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the mouth, jawline, and jowls. This process creates nice and subtle enhancements that look beautiful and natural.


With a similar approach to the mini facelift, the surgery known as a mid-facelift addresses the hollow and lax areas close to the cheekbones, as well as the upper jaw. The mid-facelift works well for those who hope to attain improvement in the middle to lower region of the face, which also improves the look of the jowls.

Lower Facelift

This lift corrects the chin area, neck, and sometimes the jowls. We place a small incision beginning in front of the ear and extending down and behind the ear. 

Learn more about types of facelifts in Santa Rosa today!

Confidence looks great on you! With a facelift procedure from the experts at Plastic Surgery Associates, you’ll love looking like you again. Before making any decisions, we’ll make sure you understand the types of facelifts in Santa Rosa and how they could benefit you!

We are here to help fulfill your needs for plastic surgery. Give us a call at (707) 537.2111 or get started with a virtual consultation. 

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