A facelift surgery restores a rejuvenated facial appearance by lifting sagging facial tissues and excess skin all over the face. One prime cause of skin loosening and the formation of facial folds are aging. For this, facelifts offer anti-aging treatments through the reshaping of the neck, eyelids, temples, the forehead, and smile lines. The procedure guarantees instant beauty-enhancing and natural-looking results.
Well-known types of facelifts include the mini and mid facelifts. Opting for one or the other highly depends on the patient’s age, need, and desired outcome:
The mini facelift: is less invasive and dramatic than the full facelift. A mini facelift is generally recommended for younger patients who wish to achieve a lifted look without undergoing the full facelift. It concentrates on the removal of excess skin around the face, jaw, and neck areas.
The mid-facelift: focuses on the lower part of the face; extending from the lower eyelid area to the jawline. This procedure helps to correct deep nasolabial folds, under-eye bags, and sagging cheeks.
While a neck lift can be performed as part of facelift surgery, it can act as a cosmetic procedure of its own. The procedure aims at enhancing the youthful appearance of the lower part of the face by eliminating excess skin, fatty deposits, and/or muscle bending around the jawline area. Depending on the patient’s concerns and insecurities regarding their neck, a neck lift can be combined with other procedures; including liposuction, cervicoplasty, and/or platysmaplasty. Structural imperfections in the neck ─in case there are any─ can thereafter be corrected through botox injections, fat transfer, or implant placement.
A temporal lift, also known as temporoplasty, is a face surgery, which can be combined with other surgical procedures like a facelift or a blepharoplasty. It aims at restoring the upper part of the face (outer eyes, outer brows, and upper cheeks) by pulling the skin around the temples. The procedure involves minimal post-surgical scarring, as the small incision scar will be hidden in the hairline above the temple. A temporal lift is generally performed under local anaesthesia, however, general anaesthesia can be considered in case the procedure is associated with other ones.
Blepharoplasty performs an important part in facial harmony and rejuvenation by correcting eyelid defects like dark circles, excess skin, and droopy eyelids. Also known as eyelid surgery, upper and lower blepharoplasty can be associated with other facial procedures like temporal lifting to obtain optimal surgical results. Whether the patient desires a more lifted and youthful look or is experiencing vision problems, eyelid surgery remediates the effects of droopy eyelids and makes the eyes appear younger and more alert.
Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery that reshapes the nose and corrects nasal dysfunctionalities and/or deformities. It guarantees natural-looking results that are adapted to the patient’s facial structure. The objectives of the procedure vary according to the needs and desired outcomes (removing an unpleasant bump, reducing the size of the nose, refining the tip, improving breathing, etc.). Correcting nasal structure is also part of rhinoplasty surgery and can, therefore, be done through the injection of botox, fat grafting, or cartilage grafting.
Facial lipofilling is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates facial appearance by filling or augmenting certain areas of the face through fat grafting. The procedure can be used to reduce wrinkles, restore skin elasticity, augment lips or cheeks, fill hollow eye sockets, and eliminate scars. Given that fat grafting essentially relies on the patient’s fatty tissue in lipofilling, there are no risks of rejection or complication to the procedure. The fat used in the fat transfer can be extracted from any part of the body by liposuction (thighs, buttocks, the abdomen…), and then injected in the targeted area. As a face surgery, face lipofilling offers permanently satisfying results of a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Genioplasty, also known as chin surgery, is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the overall facial appearance and harmony by correcting imperfections of the chin. Genioplasty can be conjoined to other chin-related surgeries like liposuction (in case of excess fat in the chin), rhinoplasty (to achieve facial symmetry), or lipofilling (in case of a receding chin). Chin surgery remediates either for a receding or protruding chin; identified by the surgeon after careful profiling and examination. In addition, Genioplasty is sought out by patients who desire to enhance their aesthetics and well as for medical purposes.
Otoplasty, also known as cosmetic ear surgery, refers to the correction of external ear deformities, like birth defects, protruding (or prominent) ears, and deformed ears. The procedure improves the overall appearance of ears and helps in boosting the patients’ self-esteem. It can be performed at any age if the ears have fully grown, which usually happens around the age of seven (7). Otoplasty post-surgical scarring is hardly noticeable as the position of the scar is concealed in the natural creases behind the ear. Outcomes of ear surgery are immediately visible, but the end result can only be appreciated after a few months.
Opposed to lip augmentation surgery, lip reduction aims at reducing the size and volume of the lower and the upper lip or one of them by removing skin tissues and excess fat. The objective of lip reduction surgery is to obtain thinner lips that are in perfect harmony with the patient’s facial structure. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia on an outpatient basis and is expected to last for fifteen (15) to thirty (30) minutes, depending on the amount of skin tissue and fat to remove.
Buccal fat removal, also known as bichectomy or cheek reduction, is a facial surgery that aims at decreasing the size of the cheeks through facial fat removal. Contrary to cheek augmentation, the objective of the procedure is to give the face a slimmer and thinner appearance by highlighting the cheekbones and the jawline contours.