A facelift, formally known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that reduces visible signs of aging in the neck and face. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 126,000 facelifts were performed in 2017. Keep reading to learn more about this highly safe and effective procedure and if it is right for you.
WHAT IS A FACELIFT?
A facelift is a procedure that can correct:
- Drooping skin under the chin (turkey neck)
- Sagging facial tissue such as an undefined jawline or unwanted jowls
- Nasolabial folds (deep creases extending from the outer nostrils to the corners of the mouth)
- Descending cheeks
There are currently six types of facelifts. These are the mini-facelift, mid-facelift, deep plane facelift, Silhouette Instalift, neck liposuction and Ultherapy. During your initial consultation, your expert surgeon will listen to your desired results and advise you on the best procedure or treatment for you.
A mini-facelift aims to enhance the appearance of the lower face. The best candidates for this procedure are younger patients with minimal sagging skin, excess skin or early jowls caused by rapid weight loss rather than aging. It results in a smoother, more uplifted facial contour.
The mid-facelift is ideal for patients without jowls or excessive sagging of the neck skin. They wish to elevate the cheek tissue to minimize deep creases and eliminate sagging. This procedure seeks to rejuvenate the middle of your face. It is easily incorporated with other facial procedures and increases the attractiveness of your cheek contours, enhances the appearance of the lower eyelids, eliminates nasolabial folds and enhances facial definition.
Deep Plane Facelift
The deep plane facelift is ideal for older patients with severe neck and cheek aging. This procedure lifts the skin and muscle tissue to correct skin laxity, neck sagging and heavy cheeks. This procedure is not just the most natural-looking. The results also last the longest. Research demonstrates that patients appear at least five years younger after undergoing this procedure. They still look better 5.5 years after the procedure than they did before they received it.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Whether a facelift is right for you or not is a very personal question. You may be ready for a facelift if you are in good general health, have realistic expectations and have a positive attitude. Good candidates also feel their faces make them look older than they are or older than they feel. Here are the best indications you are a good candidate for a facelift in Dubai and Al Ain:
- Your face has changed shape due to aging or rapid weight loss
- You wish to restore your self-confidence
- You want natural-looking results
- You want your new look to be personalized
- You seek refined contours
Our skilled surgeons perform world-class facelifts, but we also offer other treatment methods to enhance your results. We can use patients’ fat cells to restore the contour and improve the structure of the face. Increasing the volume and restoring the shape of the face results in fresh, healthy, glowing skin which gives you a much younger look. You can enhance these results by receiving laser lipolysis for the neck and lower face. Laser lipolysis is a highly effective, minimally invasive treatment which tightens the skin and removes excess fat. All of this is performed under local anesthesia which will save you money.
SCHEDULE YOUR FACELIFT CONSULTATION IN DUBAI TODAY
If you think you might be a good candidate for a facelift in Dubai, please do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our team of experts will discuss with you your desired results and help you determine which procedure or treatment is right for you.