Are you considering having a facelift? Otherwise known as a rhytidectomy or rhytidoplasty, a facelift aims to rejuvenate the face by targeting wrinkles, saggy skin and facial fat. There are numerous different types of facelifts which you can undertake, including the full, mid and mini facelift. These target different areas of the face including the jaw, eyelids, cheeks, jowls and neck.
However, sometimes a facelift alone won’t achieve the desired results. In these instances, it may be best to undergo multiple procedures at the same time in order to get the best outcome.
So what procedures are the best to combine with a facelift?
A neck lift will reshape the neck and jaw, making the skin tighter and removing any droopiness and sagginess. To do so, the surgeon will make several incisions below the neck and the ears, ensuring they are in discrete locations. The muscles are then able to be tightened and if necessary any excess skin and fat are removed.
This is a popular procedure as the neck is often one of the prominent areas which will show signs of ageing and which are unable to be reversed through exercise or a healthy diet.
Blepharoplasty is a suitable procedure for those who want to improve the appearance of their eyes. It is commonly requested by people who have loose skin, droopy eyes, eye bags or heavy eyes. There is a range of methods for blepharoplasty. An upper blepharoplasty targets hooded eyes and wrinkles, while a lower blepharoplasty excess fat or tissue beneath the eyes. You may elect to have either upper or lower, or you may wish to have both procedures.
Undergoing a blepharoplasty will help to remove any puffiness and lines around the eyes, making the face appear more youthful.
Otherwise known as a forehead lift, a brow lift will tighten the skin and reposition the eyebrows. In a traditional brow lift, the surgeon will make an incision within the hairline, which allows them to move the forehead, brow and hairline up. This option is generally preferred by women or those who do not have any hair loss, as the incision is easily concealed within the hairline. For those who have thinning or no hair, the incision will be made along the eyebrows and the skin is pulled downward.
This procedure will leave the eyebrows in a higher position and remove any wrinkles from the forehead.
Anti wrinkle injections are a non-surgical solution to facial rejuvenation. These can be used to further enhance the results of your facelift. Best of all, as anti wrinkle injections are considered a non-surgical procedure, they will not add to your recovery time.
Anti wrinkle injections can improve frown lines, forehead lines, lines around the mouth and periocular wrinkles.
If you are considering combining any procedures with your facelift, you will need to discuss this in a consultation with your surgeon. As everyone’s face is different, results will differ from person to person, and the best combinations will change. Your surgeon will be able to assess your face and suggest what the best strategy is to ensure you have the most rejuvenated, youthful looking face possible.
Are you interested in having any facial rejuvenation procedures? Contact Centre for Surgery today to find out more information or to book a consultation with one of our surgeons.