Why Have a Facelift?
Facelift surgery is still popular, despite the rise in non-surgical options. After all, plastic surgery offers a long-term, permanent solution that non-surgical treatments do not.
Non-surgical treatments are not as effective as surgical facelift procedures. Over time, they can be more expensive. Because most are temporary, they need to be topped up to maintain the results.
Additionally, surgery techniques have moved on. The emphasis on traditional facelifts was on pulling the skin tight.
Now, the emphasis is on repositioning soft tissues and restoring volume. Thus, today’s advanced facelift techniques aim to create a more natural appearance.
A surgical facelift (rhytidectomy) offers a one-time procedure and permanently restores a more youthful appearance for ten years or more.
At the end of the day, the main goal of facelift surgery is not to change your face beyond recognition. The idea is to help you look like a younger version of yourself with lasting results.
Of course, the aging process still happens. But after a facelift, it is occurring on a younger-looking face. Thus, a facelift buys you time in the fight against the aging process!
Facelift surgery improves age-related changes, such as jowls, sagging cheeks, and nasolabial folds. However, for other problematic areas you may need to consider additional procedures, including a neck lift or eyelid surgery.
What Are The Differences Between the Deep Plane Facelift and the SMAS Facelift?
There are different options available. And different facelift techniques achieve different results, with their own pros and cons.
The two most common techniques used right now are the deep-plane facelift and the SMAS facelift.
It is worth knowing the differences between the types of facelifts, especially when deciding on which one is better. After all, this is also a hot topic of discussion among plastic surgeons.
The SMAS technique and the deep plane facelift are usually performed under general anaesthesia, so you are unconscious and without pain throughout the surgery.
Both the deep-plane and the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS) facelifts improve the lower two-thirds of the face and fix sagging skin, excess fat, and jowls.
However, each surgical approach has its own benefits and limitations. So, let`s assess which one provides better results or lasts the longest.
Doctor Jesús Benito: Publications:
- Absorbable screws in endoscope-assisted forehead lifting. Benito J, Camargo VJ, Torres A.Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2003
- Lifting medio facial. VI Reunión de la Sociedad de Cirugía Plástica, reparadora y Estética de la Comunidad Valenciana. 28-29 de octubre de 2005. Valencia
- Are lifting techniques for midface rejuvenation outdated? Congreso de EASAPS, Madrid 28 y 29 de noviembre de 2014.
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