Facelifts help combat the signs of aging on the face and neck, such as loose, sagging skin under the chin and jaw, and deep creases, or “laugh lines” in the nasolabial fold. The facelift is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed today and has evolved to include many different surgical approaches and techniques.

Traditional facelifts target loose skin on the lower face and neck. The procedure requires an incision beginning just above the ear and ending behind the ear in the hairline. The skin is detached from the underlying muscle, which is repositioned and tightened with sutures before the excess skin is removed.

Mid facelifts tighten skin around the lower eyelids, nose, cheekbones, and mouth, and offer patients a less invasive option than the traditional facelift surgery. A mid facelift requires small incisions in the lower eyelids. Musculature is accessed through these incisions and tightened to reduce the appearance of creases and wrinkles.

Another less invasive alternative to a traditional cosmetic facelift is a MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) lift. This procedure is similar to a traditional facelift, but the incisions, located near the crease of the ear and hairline, are smaller and not as deep. Skin and muscle are gently lifted to smooth wrinkles and fine lines.

These types of facelifts are just a few of the many versions performed. An experienced plastic surgeon can help you decide which type of facelift can best meet your unique needs. For residents of Tampa, St Petersburg, Sarasota, Naples, and other communities throughout Florida, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery is the facelift surgeon of choice. Dr. Greenwald has extensive experience performing many kinds of facelifts and was named one of America’s Top Surgeons in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by the Consumer Research Council.

To learn more about facelifts, or any of our other procedures, contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to schedule a consultation.