Mini Facelift or MACS Lift
This procedure targets mid-facial skin laxity issues while leaving minimal scarring. If you’ve begun to exhibit droopy jowls, or had done lifting procedures previously, or need rapid healing after the procedure, you may be a suitable candidate for this surgery.
Unlike in a traditional facelift, a mini facelift utilises short-scar endoscopic facelift techniques, vertically repositioning the underlying muscles and fat tissue in the mid-face. Our mini facelift procedures can add a youthful boost to the cheeks and brows, improving the contouring around the mid-face and eliminating hollowness resulting from tissue migration. Depending on your circumstances, you may require additional fat grafting procedures to plump up areas that suffer from volume loss for a well rejuvenated look.
Generally, swelling and bruising will subside after 10 to 14 days. Patients are advised that they can return to their daily activities after 3 weeks.
Traditional Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
A traditional facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a comprehensive surgical procedure capable of addressing multiple ageing concerns. Traditional facelift rejuvenates all areas between the forehead and neck, and can bring about lasting results that make individuals look at least 5-10 years younger. Our specialists will recommend a full facelift for individuals with severe skin laxity problems, deep facial creases, excess facial skin, uneven subcutaneous tissue distribution, or if previous results from any of the surgical facelift techniques mentioned yield minimal results.
Incision will be made along the hair line that follows the natural curvature of the ear. These incisions are hidden under and behind the ear, down to the nape of the neck. The advantage of this procedure is that it not only removes excess skin, but also allows the surgeon to reposition fat pads and muscle tissues. It also lifts cheek and brow positions, restoring youthful facial contours.
Patients will need to expect 2 weeks downtime post-surgery. It can take a few months for bruising and swelling to subside and up to 6 months to a year for scarring to fade. Surgeons generally recommend patients to avoid vigorous activity for a few weeks after surgery.
Neck Lift (Submental Lipectomy)
Apart from skin tightening, a neck lift can also remove localized fat deposits under the chin, correct muscle laxity and remove excess skin where necessary. It is ideal for individuals seeking to rejuvenate the skin around the neck and chin to achieve youthful jaw and neck lines. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a facelift for better results.
Sutures and staples from surgery are generally removed within 7 to 14 days. Patients will need to expect at least 2 weeks downtime and it will take a few months for swelling and bruising to subside. Surgeons generally recommend that patients avoid vigorous activity for a few weeks after surgery.
Facelift Procedures in conjunction with Lasers or Injectables
Facelifts are designed to enhance skin tightening and prevent sagging and age-related changes, whereas lasers and injectables improve the volume, texture, and quality of the patient’s skin. When the latter two are used to complement a facelift, the combined effect enhances skin rejuvenation, providing an even better result. For this reason, many plastic surgeons utilise a combination of treatments when formulating a facial rejuvenation plan for a better surgical outcome.