When searching for the proper facial rejuvenation surgery for you, it is important to understand what each type of facelift may do for you. Depending on what you want addressed most, different facelifts do different things.
If you are in your 40’s and are most concerned about minimal jowling and some loose skin along the jawline, you may consider a short scar facelift or mini facelift. The incisions are only in front of the ears and the neck is not addressed. Recovery is typically 10 days.
If you are in your 50’s or 60’s and have laxity not just in the jawline or jowls, but loose neck skin with banding or a heavy neck, a face and neck lift will likely be necessary. This may be a SMAS lift or deep plane facelift depending on your anatomy and surgeon preference.
Most important is to seek an experienced face and neck lift surgeon who can provide you with the facelift that will be right for you and ultimately attain the most aesthetically pleasing and natural result.
Dr. Funk is a facelift surgeon in Houston, TX.