What is a composite facelift and how is it different from a traditional facelift? Does it really avoid the ‘windswept’ look that occurs in some facelifts?
A composite facelift is a procedure that is described by Dr. Hamra in Dallas. He is truly a master surgeon and anatomist, however the procedure requires an open brow lift and a transcutaneous lower eyelid blepharoplasty with midfacial elevation in addition to be deep-plane lower facelift. While in some patients this combination procedure has a dramatic and natural looking result, in other patients that can be too much and lead to an operated appearance. In my opinion, a way to prevent a windswept look is to perform a vertical vector for your facelift and should provide volume restoration so as to not compensate for loss volume with over lifting. I do not personally advocate a composite facelift.
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