Anti-wrinkle creams and non-invasive face lift procedures — like thermage facelift and contour thread lift – may not be enough to reduce the signs of facial aging or give some people the dramatic results they desire.
Many times cosmetic facelift surgery procedures are combined with other rejuvenating procedures like a brow lift or an eye lift to reduce puffiness and deep Bags under the Eyes.
Types of Cosmetic Facelift Surgery
Fortunately, for that seeking cosmetic facelift surgery — today we have more choices than ever. There are many ways to lift, tighten, and reposition the skin and soft tissues of the face. Depending on the individual and their goals, a doctor can help select the best procedure to meet those needs.
For older patients or those with excess sagging and loose skin around the chin and neck area, most doctors would suggest a full facelift.
However, for baby boomers around 60 years of age or younger, a mini facelift or mid facelift is usually recommended. This procedure only rejuvenates the middle part of the face, such as lower eyes, cheeks, nasolabial fold and jowls…..not the neck and chin area.
A new development in the field of cosmetic facelift procedures — called the Short Scar Facelift takes much less time to perform and reduces scaring and recovery time.
The advantages of a short scar facelift are that it does not leave those large thick scars behind the ears as a traditional face lift. This is important for men and women who like to wear their hair short, up or in a pony tail.
How Does It Work?
Unlike a traditional facelift where the incisions are placed within the temporal hair line and behind the ears — the incision on a short scare facelift is to place the incision along the temporal hairline and in front of the hairline.
In addition, to minimize distortion of the sideburn (for men) some doctors also make a horizontal “dart” incision just below the sideburn.
Also, instead of just tightening and removing loose skin, surgeons now try to achieve a more natural look by tightening the SMAS (the facial layer). Also, fat may be removed, added, or repositioned — depending on the person — to achieve a more natural youthful look.
Average Costs of Plastic Surgery
The cost will vary depending on many factors …..What type of facelift was performed? Were there additional procedures like Restylane injections, Botox, or laser resurfacing? What is the location and experience of the surgeon? However, in general, cosmetic facelift surgery cots range between $6,000 and $25,000.
Are You A Good Candidate?
Opting for a Facelift is a serious decision and should only be done to please yourself, not someone else. A good candidate should have realistic goals and a positive outlook.
It is best if you don’t smoke – at least for a few weeks before surgery – and you should be healthy for best results.