Aging is an inevitable and natural process – we are all meant to age. But with science, men are learning how to slow down, or even reverse the evidence of aging. One of these is facelift surgery.
Facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical method that removes the excessive facial skin to make the face appear younger.
However, since aging human face is not only losing the skin elasticity or developing loose skin, but also losing fat and muscle tone, additional procedures may be necessary to achieve the best results. Many patients also undergo neck lift with their facelift procedure. Procedures like blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), liposuction, autologous fat injection, and removal of the buccal (cheek) fat pad, forehead lift, brow lift, chemical or laser peel, and malar (cheek), sub-malar or chin implants also complement a total facial contouring and rejuvenation process.
What are the different types of facelift?
People have this preconceived notion that the facelift is just one procedure. But in reality, there are different facelift procedures done by knowledgeable and credible plastic surgeons like Dr. Jun Caparas of Zi Institute to make the aging face youthful.
Below are the types of facelift that you need to be aware of just in case:
SMAS Facelift – The SMAS facelift actually lifts the layer of tissue under your skin (also known as the SMAS layer). By doing this, the appearance of drooping facial features and loose neck bands is eliminated.
MACS Facelift – The MACS facelift is a technique that utilizes short incisions, in order to improve mild jowls and sagging skin around the neck.
Full Facelift – This specific procedure rejuvenates all regions of your face.
Who can undergo facelift surgery?
In general, the people who can undergo such surgical procedure are the following:
- Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing
- Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations about the surgery
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, following completion of facelift surgery, a bandage is needed to be placed around the face to minimize swelling and bruising. Small tubes may be present to draw off any excess blood or fluid. Be very keen on following the instructions of your plastic surgeon before, during, and after your surgery to avoid infections.
If you are looking for the most trusted and well-experienced surgeon, Zi Institute may be the clinic for you.