Facelifts are common forms of cosmetic surgery used to rewind the signs of aging found throughout the facial and neck areas. To redirect the acquired wrinkles or tighten sagging skin, finding the right option can reverse the aging process anywhere from 5 to 10 years.
A traditional facelift surgery is considered a major surgery carrying along with it a higher risk of complications than other face lifts. The nature of this method is to provide dramatic results for individuals living with severe wrinkles and/or loss of elasticity or muscle tone. Some may find these dramatic results a bit too much and wish to achieve a more natural-looking face.
To improve mild to moderate aging discrepancies, a Minimal Access Cranial Suspension face lift may be selected. A widely popular method in Europe gaining attention in the United States, MACS appeals to the 40 and 50 year-old crowd wishing to enhance their appearance without looking fake or over-done. Within 10 to 20 days, patients may enjoy social activities with complete results achieved in 4 to 6 weeks. This method is completed by only using the procedures of the first half of a regular face lift, trimming down the risk of complications and length of time in surgery.
Still another choice is the mini face lift. Also known as a “weekend” mini face lift, this miniature version of the traditional face lift significantly decreases the amount of recovery time and focuses on one specific issue to target and rejuvenate. Ideally, candidates are in their 30s or 40s showing only the initial signs of aging with minor droopiness and wrinkles evident. Added benefits of this method with a shorter recovery include a lower risk of complications and smaller incisions/scarring.