5 Different Types Of Facelift Surgeries you should know !!..

Date :17-Jul-2017

Cosmetic Studio

Signs of aging are never a welcome sight. Thanks to the many different ways of putting brakes on aging to restore your beauty and confidence. Cosmetic Studio specializes in helping you freeze and reverse the aging process, by reducing wrinkles, fine lines and tightening the skin, reduction of a double chin and giving you a better jaw line through different types of facelifts.
There are several types of both Surgical facelifts and non-surgical facelifts available for people today.

Different types of Surgical Facelifts

Facelift Plastic Surgery

Also known as Rhytidectomy, this is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is able to reduce the signs of again by enhancing the face and jaw and accentuating the contours of the face. Very subtle and effective results can be achieved using this procedure and good aesthetic results can be easily achieved.

Who is a Suitable Candidate

Healthy adults who aspire to keep their personal appearance young and attractive and are in the profession of television, front desk, presenters etc. can consider going for facelift plastic surgery.

The idea candidate should have

  • Some amount of skin elasticity and suppleness to achieve optimal facial contour
  • The underlying bone structure should be strong and well-defined

Read More: The Ideal Age To Get Face Lifts
Read More: Why A Surgical Face Lift Is Still The Best Option

What are the different types of Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery can be categorized according to the type of technique used to perform the procedure:

Endoscopic Facelift

It is an advanced technique that involves tiny incisions through which the surgeon will insert a tiny endoscopic camera. Once the surgeon has inserted the camera and has a view of the underlying facial structure on a monitor screen, he can remove the excess skin and redistribute fat in a more precise manner to achieve a younger and tone looking face.

Cutaneous Facelift

This is not a new technique and has been used for some time. It only deals in removal of loose skin. The incision is bigger than endoscopic facelift and is done along the hairline so it is concealed. The surgeon then removes the excess skin and re-drapes the tightened skin smoothly. The underlying muscular structure is not touched in this procedure at all.

SMAS Facelift

This is one of the most popular and comprehensive facelift procedures used by cosmetic surgeons as it involves lifting and tightening of the underlying muscle structure to enhance facial contours. This procedure shows the best results as once the excess skin is removed the facelift looks more natural and substantive compared to older facelift techniques.


As the name suggests this procedure involves an S-shaped incision in front of the ears. The incision is concealed by its strategic location. The incisions are tiny when compared to a traditional facelift. It offers shorter recovery period and reduced risks. It is ideal for Jaw and lower face.

Deep Plane Lift

Mid face area is harder to treat for facelift procedure and deep plane lift is most often employed for this region of the face. It includes prominent nasolabial folds and a deep plane lift may be used. The technique involves lifting of the entire facial structure and is more complex than other techniques.

Facelift surgeries and Costs

The cost of facelift surgery differs from one patient to another or one practice to another, depending on several factors. Many patients go for complimenting procedures that enhance the facelift surgery. While one facelift treatment might be effective for some patient, depending on age, region on face etc. other may benefit from a different procedure altogether.

Recovery and Results

Most patients can go back to work or resume their normal activities in 2 weeks. Heavy work and exercises should be avoided for a month. The real results are visible only after the initial swelling is gone due to surgery.

About Cosmetic Studio

Cosmetic Studio has been providing US -FDA approved medical and surgical cosmetic treatments since 1997, it is ranked amongst one of the top 5 Cosmetic Clinics providing anti aging treatment in Bangalore under Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in All India Lifestyle Hospital & Clinic Ranking Survey 2015.

Authored By Dr Vivekananda Bhat -cosmetic surgeon, Bangalore

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