Out With the Old, In With the Modern Facelift
July 22, 2014
In the past, plastic surgery was often approached in a "cookie cutter" manner, using the same techniques for every patient to get specific results. While this approach worked for a select few patients, many others ended up with artificial-looking results that did not suit their needs or facial appearance. The facelift has long been known as a dramatic, full-face anti-aging surgery, but the procedure has changed over the years. Let's take a look at what a modern facelift can accomplish.
CustomizationThe biggest evolution in the facelift procedure has been the changes in facelift customization. Today, patients have a great deal of flexibility and choice when it comes to their facelift procedure. From the light "weekend facelift" that produces modest improvement with little downtime, to the traditional deep, full facelift, the procedure can be tailored to suit each patient. The facelift can combine the following procedures for comprehensive anti-aging, depending on where the patient is noticing the most wrinkling, sagging skin, and facial volume loss:
- Cheek lift
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
- Forehead lift
- Neck lift