What type of facelift is the most suitable for each person?

The facelift is a star treatment to combat facial aging. Over the years, there is a loss of facial volume, which progressively causes alterations in the structure and shape of the face. To avoid flaccidity and displacement of muscle and fat, together with wrinkles, it is important to act on firm structures that are capable of resisting gravitational forces and mimicry. Thus, it is essential to act on the muscular structures.

Depending on the age and postoperative period of each person, different lifting techniques can be used to achieve a quick recovery.

Mini facelift

This is a facelift whose recovery time is a weekend, so it is also known as Weekend Lift. This is an intervention to combat the first signs of aging, such as the onset of jaw sagging and marionette lines. In this sense, it is a technique indicated for patients between 40 and 50 years old, who present the first signs of sagging.

The incision made is minimal and, in order to redefine the jaw contour, it is approached from the inside of the back of the ear, so that it is imperceptible. In addition, the mini facelift is a perfect technique for those who do not feel ready to undergo surgery, because it uses local anesthesia or sedation and has a very short postoperative period.

Mid Face Lift

With age, the skin loses collagen, accentuating flaccidity, deepening the under-eye circles and shifting the cheekbone downwards. To rejuvenate the area and raise the cheekbone to its initial position, the Mid Face Lift can be performed.

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To perform the procedure, which usually lasts two hours, the lower lash line is approached. And the postoperative period usually lasts three days, at which time the swelling disappears.

Endoscopic lifting

Unlike the traditional facelift, the endoscopic facelift is a minimally invasive procedure, so that the patient can quickly return to daily life.

In this procedure, which lasts 45 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis, the muscles are resected, the eyebrows are lifted and the area around the orbit is rejuvenated. The endoscopic facelift is performed on patients over 30 years of age and, after the procedure, there is usually no swelling or bruising.

Classic facelift

The classic facelift is the most commonly performed, because it is the one that offers the best results. The ideal age to undergo this type of facelift is from 45 years old. During the operation, which lasts approximately two and a half hours, the skin is tightened, eliminating the excess skin and, in addition, the deep structures are tightened. On the other hand, the jaw is defined and the neck is corrected.

This procedure may have side effects such as swelling, bruising and minimal scarring, which disappear after a few months. Recovery time after surgery is usually two weeks.