What are the different options that you provide for facelifts? I had always thought that there was one type of facelift and now there seem to be other options.
We provide a range of facelifts options depending on the patient’s needs and desires. If a patient does not have excess fat in the neck, does not have platysmal banding and does not have significant neck laxity then we will offer a limited incision approach, which involves incisions around the ear only, is done in the office with oral sedation and local and has minimal recovery.
For patients with more significant aging we will offer a lower facelift that involves making a small incision under the chin and performing liposuction and a muscle tightening procedure. Again depending on the degree of aging we will then adjust the amount of dissection we perform on the SMAS to match the patient’s needs. When the anterior neck is opened it adds a small amount of recovery time, but most patients may return to social activities by 7-10 days.
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Posted by Dr. Buckingham