If you are in your 40’s, are you too young for a facelift?! The truth is that, of all the things you can have injected or done to your face, a well-performed facelift is probably the most effective and actually the cheapest!. The word “facelift” scares some people; they think it means “big operation” or “I will look weird”. What if it were called a cheek lift? Or a “mini-lift?” Somehow those are less scary and, in fact, are more accurate descriptions.
A deep plane facelift is a variant of the standard facelift. Like any facelift, it is designed to improve the appearance of the face and neck. The anatomy of the face is arranged in layers and facelift techniques are categorized based on how those layers are manipulated during the procedure. When the face ages, the changes do not just involve the skin so it is logical that a procedure to improve those aging changes would involve the layers deep into the skin as well. The Deep Plane Facelift is one of the techniques that is used to tighten and reposition the tissues of the aging face.
A facelift is a gold standard for rejuvenation of the aging face against which any other treatment must be compared. A properly performed facelift is the single most beneficial, long-lasting, and, considering it can be a substitute for a decade of less invasive treatments, cost-effective treatment available for the aging face.
The mini facelift is a less extensive procedure than a full cheek and neck lift (aka traditional facelift). The incision is shorter and is almost completely within and in front of the ear with no (or almost no) extension behind the ear. The main indication for the mini facelift is the presence of early jowls. As a general rule, mini lifts are best utilized on younger people with early aging changes, who still have a youthful neck.
A mini facelift is a version of a facelift that concentrates on the cheek and jowls and is generally performed on younger patients than those who undergo a full facelift (that includes the neck). The procedure typically uses incisions inside and in front of the ears.