Which is the Best Facelift Method for Me?

We all age differently, so what makes the facelift so great is that it can be tailored to your specific aesthetic needs. However, if you’re considering facial rejuvenation surgery, you might be wondering which of the techniques is the best facelift method for you. 

At Plastic Surgery Associates in Northern California, our renowned plastic surgeons, Dr. Heather Furnas and Dr. Francisco Canales, pride themselves on offering patients unique facial surgical treatments customized to the patient. So read on to learn what each facelift method provides, and which one to choose.

Full Facelift

Also known as a “traditional facelift,” this is the best facelift method for those seeking dramatic results. Ideal candidates for this type of facelift will have moderate-to-severe skin laxity (sagging) around the eyes and forehead, cheekbones, the mouth and jawline, and the neck. 

The procedure

During this procedure, your highly trained plastic surgeon will make an incision close to the hairline, which will extend down from the temples to the base of the ears. Next, the surgeon will carefully stretch the deeper facial tissue to contour to the natural, youthful shape of the face. 

During this method, your doctor may use other techniques to address your unique concerns, like drooping eyebrows or hollow cheekbones. At the end of the procedure, excess skin will be removed, leaving you with a refreshed, youthful-looking appearance all over your face! 

This is the best facelift method if you:

  • Want to see significant results 
  • Are seeking a long-term skin laxity treatment
  • Are prepared for some downtime after surgery 

Lower Facelift

The lower facelift corrects signs of aging the chin area, the neck, and the jowls. Using similar techniques as the other methods, the surgeon will focus his or her attention on reducing sagging and wrinkles on the bottom half of the face. 

This is the best facelift method for you if you want to:

  • Reduce a “square” shape to the face
  • Tighten the skin of the neck
  • Achieve a youthful look with a less invasive surgery

Mini Facelift

This is one of the best facelift methods for natural and subtle results! The surgeon makes an incision near the ears and carefully stretches the skin to a higher position, which enhances the appearance of the chin, cheeks, and jowls.

This is the best facelift method for you if:

  • Want very natural and subtle enhancements
  • Experience mild signs of aging
  • Want to “get ahead of the game” with preventative measures

Complementary procedures

To take your facelift to next level, consider combining it with any of these additional procedures:

Take the next step

At Plastic Surgery Associates, we would be more than happy to assist you in taking the next steps towards your facial rejuvenation surgery. Schedule a consultation with us today to discuss how we can help you reach your aesthetic goals!


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