Any surgical operation that reduces the appearance of aging on your face and/or neck by relocating or removing skin, fat, and/or muscle is referred to as a face lift (also known as a rhytidectomy).
The following aging signs can be improved with a Face lift surgery:
Deep plane face lift
The SMAS (the facial muscle layer), fat, and skin are all lifted together during a deep plane face lifting. Deep plane lifts typically treat several areas of your face at once.
Mid face lift
The cheek area of your face is treated during a mid-face lift procedure. A surgeon repositions your cheek’s fat, and the skin around your cheek is tightened.
Mini face lift
The lower face and neck are lifted during mini face lift operations. It is a speedier and less invasive procedure compared to other face lift treatments. Surgeons typically advise mini-face lifts to younger patients who only exhibit little facial drooping.
Traditional face lift surgery
During traditional face lift surgery, incisions are made below the chin, around the hairline, and the ears. The muscles and other supporting structures of your face and neck are tightened by a surgeon when they remove your skin from the underlying tissues. The surgeon will trim the extra fat from your neck and jowls when necessary. The surgeon will next remove any extra skin and reposition your skin over your face naturally.
Facelift SMAS (SMAS rhytidectomy)
The lower two-thirds of your face is the focus of a SMAS face lift (superficial musculoaponeurotic system, the muscle layer of your face). During this operation, your muscles are tightened, and the excess skin and/or fat in your cheeks and lower face are removed. An alternative to a standard face lift is a SMAS face lift.
A face lift surgery typically begins with an initial consultation with the expert, Dr. Hasan Ali. During this consultation, Dr. Hasan Ali will evaluate the patient’s skin elasticity, bone structure, and overall health to determine whether they are a good candidate for the procedure. He will also discuss the patient’s goals and expectations for the surgery, and explain the risks and benefits associated with the procedure.
On the day of the face lift surgery, the patient is typically given sedation or general anesthesia to ensure they are comfortable throughout the procedure. An incision is made around the hairline, in front of the ears, and sometimes under the chin. Through these incisions, the surgeon lifts and tightens the underlying facial muscles, removes excess skin, and repositions the remaining skin to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
The duration of the procedure will depend on the extent of the surgery and can take several hours. Post surgery, the patient may have swelling, discomfort, and bruising, which can be reduced with pain medication and ice packs.
A mini face lift is a less invasive version of a traditional face lift surgery. It is usually performed on patients who have mild to moderate indications of aging and want to improve their appearance more subtly. The procedure involves smaller incisions and less extensive tissue manipulation than a traditional face lift, resulting in a shorter recovery and less scarring.
By following these tips and the guidance of Dr. Hasan Ali, you can have a smoother and quicker recovery after your face lift surgery.
Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing the procedure is important when considering face lift surgery. Dr. Hasan Ali is a renowned plastic surgeon specializing in face lift and has helped many patients achieve their desired results.
Dr. Hasan Ali will meet with you for a consultation to discuss your goals and concerns. He will examine you and talk to you about your options. He will also answer any questions you have about the procedure.
If you want to proceed with a mini face lift or full face lift surgery, schedule your appointment today. He will provide you with the necessary instructions to prepare for surgery.