A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that targets the effects of aging and gravity to lift and support fallen cheeks, jowls, and neck skin and muscles. This facial rejuvenation process suspends the platysma muscle to redefine the jawline and neck, making it a perfect solution for sagging jowls and hanging necks. This surgical procedure gives patients facial harmony that is vibrant, youthful, and restored.
A rhytidectomy is often performed in conjunction with other facelift-adjacent cosmetic procedures, such as a Brow Lift, an Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery), a Neck Lift, and a Rhinoplasty (Nose Job).
These are the different types of lifts that Dr. Paul performs:
A Mini-Facelift is a slightly modified version of a traditional facelift and helps minimize loose skin around the lower portion of your face. Most plastic surgeons consider mini-facelifts to be less invasive and require less excessive skin removal than other facial surgeries.
During a mini-facelift procedure, Dr. Paul will make discreet incisions around your ears that are easily hidden once healed. Through this incision, your skin and facial muscles are carefully tightened and excess tissue is removed. Your incisions are then closed with a precision suturing technique that reduces tension on your skin and minimizes visible scarring.
This surgery usually lasts two to three hours. You can expect to experience some mild swelling and bruising, but a mini lift has a much less intense recovery when compared to traditional full facelift surgery. A mini lift is chosen by younger patients not ready for a full lift.
A midface lift is helpful to restore volume to cheeks and improve jowling. The procedure targets the mid and lower face through incisions in front of the ears. There are no incisions behind the ears or under the chin. The neck may improve a little from this procedure, though is not directly operated on. The operation takes 2-3 hours.
Neck lift with submentoplasty
A necklift with submentoplasty is a procedure that targets the neck without improving the jowls or mid-face. An incision is made under the chin and behind the ears. Work is done to tighten the platysma muscle centrally and from the sides to improve contour and support to the loose neck. The procedure takes 2-3 hours.
Deep Central Neck Lift
A deep central neck lift is an excellent operation in younger patients to tighten the central neck. No side incisions are made. The midline platysma is brought together with sutures and extra fat is directly removed. This can be combined with neck liposuction. The operation takes 2 hours. Patients must wear a neck wrap while healing in the first week.