Many patients that walk through our door come in thinking they’d like a certain procedure only to learn they’re better suited for another. With the various types of facelift procedures on the market, it can be hard to determine what’s best for you unless you’re a trained professional. To add to the confusion, each procedure is highly-customized according to the individual’s needs and goals.
There is no cookie-cutter answer for every patient. What’s right for one person may be wrong for another. The best way to determine your candidacy is through an in-person consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in facial anatomy. But for now, we’ll take a closer look at each of the facelift types to give you an idea about which may be best for you.
An upper facelift (also known as a brow lift) is typically done on the area above the corners of the eyes. Patients who have sagging skin or moderate to severe wrinkles on the brow line or forehead tend to benefit best from this procedure. An upper facelift can take 10-15 years off your appearance and make you look much more alert.
A mid facelift helps address sun damage and aging in the area between the corners of the eyes and the corners of the mouth. Patients can correct dynamic wrinkles, sunken cheeks, and under-eye hollows with a mid facelift. Dramatically improve the appearance of the cheeks, nose, and upper lip. Mid facelifts are long-lasting, and with a proper skincare regime, only one is often needed in a lifetime.
A lower facelift targets everything below the corners of the mouth. Men and women who opt for a lower facelift can minimize nasolabial folds and lift sagging skin on the jawline. Say goodbye to jowls and improve the appearance of your profile with a lower facelift. This procedure is often considered a ‘mini’ procedure and involves less downtime.
Depending on your individual needs you may be better suited for one or more of the above procedures. Patients with visible signs of aging throughout the face may benefit from combining procedures for dramatic, game-changing results. By combining surgeries, patients are able to save on overall operating fees and enjoy enhanced results with a single recovery.
Dr. Stein is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in facial surgeries of all types. During your in-person consult, he’ll perform a full facial evaluation and customize a treatment plan based on your goals. Dr. Stein is committed to providing each patient with an optimal outcome with natural-looking results.
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Interested in learning more about facelift procedures? To meet with Dr. Stein, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, request a consultation at our practice by filling out the form on this page. Or, call our office at (919) 261-7099 to schedule your appointment. Stein Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Raleigh & Durham, NC areas.