Facelift 101: The Six Different Types Of Facelifts

Many people think that a facelift is a one-size-fits-all procedure – this couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, there are a range of different facelift procedures a person can receive for different reasons. Your facelift surgeon in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or beyond will be happy to further talk you through each procedure should you decide a facelift is right for you.

Here are six different types of facelift procedures.

  • The mini-facelift

This procedure targets the look of ageing in the lower face, including early jowls, excess skin and minimal skin sagging. This facelift is not designed to fix severe signs of facial ageing or heavy jowls, but it can create a smoother, more uplifted aesthetic. This facelift is ideal for young patients with the above-mentioned facial characteristics who are looking for a more well-defined and youthful appearance.

  • The deep plane facelift

This procedure targets severe neck and cheek ageing. This procedure is designed to lift the face’s skin and muscular tissue to correct heavy cheeks, skin laxity and neck sagging. This procedure has always been renowned for its potential to produce the most durable and natural-looking aesthetic, as it can produce a rejuvenated and refined appearance.

  • The silhouette instalift

The silhouette instalift utilises dissolvable sutures and cones to re-suspend sagging facial structures such as cheeks, nasolabial folds, jowls and excess skin. It is also designed to anchor the cheeks. This procedure is designed to reduce many of the signs of ageing without the long recovery, as well as encouraging the human body’s natural ability to produce collagen around the threads.

The procedure is typically done around the jawline, neck, brows and cheeks in order to recreate structure and a youthful aesthetic. People who receive this procedure might want to correct sagging facial tissue, including mild drooping under the chin, jowls along the jawline, deep creases from the outer nostrils to the corners of the mouth and descending cheeks. This treatment is ideal for young patients who don’t quite want a complete facelift.

  • The mid-facelift

This facelift is ideal for people who are experiencing cheek sagging, as it aims to rejuvenate the midface area. This facelift elevates the cheeks’ tissues to reduce or eliminate sagging as well as reduce deep facial creases. This procedure is ideal for people who do not have excess skin sagging in the neck or jowls, as the mid-facelift can create more attractive cheek contours, eliminate nasolabial folds, can enhance facial definition and potentially improve the lower eyelids. This procedure can be performed alongside other facial procedures.

  • Neck liposuction

Neck liposuction targets excess fat in the jowls and neck. This facelift is often performed in conjunction with facelift surgery to get rid of excess fat that accumulates underneath the chin. This facelift procedure may be ideal for people who want to flatten prominent jowls or get rid of their double chin. People who have minimal laxity of the neck skin are more ideal candidates for this procedure.

  • Ultherapy®

Ultherapy® is a non-surgical procedure that can tone and lift loose, sagging skin under the chin and along the jawline. It can potentially also raise your eyebrows. This procedure utilises ultrasound energy to stimulate the foundational tissues and support layers of the skin to help tighten early skin laxity and early jowls. This procedure is ideal for younger patients who want to receive facial treatment without surgery. It can also be ideal for people who would like to further the effects of a previous facelift.