Different Ways You Can Have A Facelift

As the years go by, plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular, with many people opening up about the procedures they have had. Facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is one of the most common types of plastic surgery worldwide.

It helps eliminate excess fat and sagging skin on the cheeks, neck, and eyes and helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

Like all other cosmetic surgeries, rhytidectomies(1) could either be surgical or non-surgical, depending on what you want to be done and your health conditions.

If you want to undergo a rhytidectomy, you need to talk with you about the different methods in which you can have the surgery done.

Ways You Can Have A Facelift

Deep Plane

Also known as the traditional rhytidectomy, this type of facial rejuvenation surgery aims at eliminating the sagging skin on the entire face. In addition, it helps correct severe skin laxity and heavy cheeks.

When using this procedure, surgeons could use a technique like SMAS rhytidectomy. During this procedure, the surgeon gets beneath the musculoaponeurotic system found under the skin and near the muscle you use for frowning and smiling.

The surgeon reshapes, repositions, and smoothens the musculoaponeurotic system layer, which helps iron out all the wrinkles. That makes the skin tighter and gives you a younger, more radiant look.

By dealing with the skin and the musculoaponeurotic system layer individually, the surgeon can reposition and tighten the face in several directions and to a greater degree than when handling it as a single layer.

This procedure has the most natural-looking results that last the longest.

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Mid Rhytidectomy

As its name suggests, this procedure aims to correct issues on the mid-section of your face, especially the cheeks.

The surgeon either gets rid of excess skin and tissue on the face or uses existing tissue to lift your cheeks, eliminate wrinkles and fine lines and eliminate sagging. This type of rhytidectomy is best if you do not have marionette lines, jowls, or excess sagging skin in the neck.

Mid rhytidectomy helps create more defined and attractive face contours, enhance facial definition, improve lower eyelids, and eliminate nasolabial folds.

Mini Rhytidectomy

This procedure helps eliminate minor face lines and wrinkles, mainly on the lower part of the face. The surgeon makes small incisions under your hairline, through which they smooth out and tighten your skin and remove excess skin, tissue, and fat.

This procedure is best if you want to reduce the appearance of jowls or eliminate them.

Jaw Line Rejuvenation

Many people experience aging around their neckline and jaw, which could sometimes lead to a double chin. Not only does that make you look older, but also heavier.

This surgery aims to help eliminate excess skin and fat around the jawline to create a smooth, contorted, and more attractive jawline. Surgeons do that in a procedure called liposuction(2).

This procedure is perfect for patients whose skin laxity is minimal as it does not involve removing excess skin.

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This is a procedure that surgeons mainly use to focus on the lower third of the patients’ faces, including the jowls and neck. In this procedure, the surgeon makes an ‘S’ shaped incision around the jawline and neck to separate the skin on the face from the underlying tissue.

The surgeon tightens the tissue and muscles through that incision, making the skin look tighter and firmer. The surgeon also removes excess fat cells in those areas. This is one of the less invasive facial rejuvenation procedures and requires little recovery time.

Liquid Rhytidectomy

This is one of the most popular non-invasive types of facial rejuvenation many people prefer because of its time efficiency and simplicity. In this type of procedure, the surgeon uses injectable serums like Botox and hyaluronic acid.

The surgeon injects those serums into your skin, and they help stimulate the production of collagen that helps keep the skin cells firmer and more elastic. As a result, they help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles on your face.

One of the main disadvantages of this type of facial rejuvenation is that even though it offers results naturally, those results are temporary. They might also take some time before showing because the skin needs time to increase its collagen production.

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Temporal Rhytidectomy

Also known as a brow lift, this type of procedure aims at correcting and improving your eyebrow area. This is perfect for people who have lowered or drooping eyebrows. It is a less-invasive and more time-efficient alternative to having a full brow lift.

During this procedure, the surgeon makes incisions along your hairlines. Through those incisions, they lift the skin plus underlying muscles. That helps stretch out the skin of your drooping and lowered eyebrows.

Cutaneous Lift

Also known as the skin-only lift, this procedure deals with issues in the lower face and neck areas. The surgeon makes incisions around your ear and within your hairline. These incisions allow the surgeon to separate the skin from underlying tissues and muscles.

The surgeon then trims any excess skin and stretches the remaining skin to the incision point, where it is then closed using tinctures. Since the leather stretches over time, this procedure doesn’t have permanent results other than others that stretch underlying muscles and tissue.

Silhouette Instalift

This technique utilizes dissolvable cones and sutures to anchor and re-suspend facial structures like the cheeks and jowls. It helps eliminate excess skin on the neck, jowls along your jawline, nasolabial lines, and sagging facial tissue.

IT rejuvenates the face by promoting the body’s ability to produce collagen around the threads. This is a perfect procedure for people who are not yet sure if they want a full rhytidectomy.


This is another non-invasive type of facial rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound energy. Patients use it to tone and lift sagging skin under the chin and along the jawline. You could also use it to raise your brows.

The ultrasound energy penetrates the skin and stimulates the skin to produce more collagen, which keeps the skin tighter and smoother. It is perfect for patients who do not have severe wrinkles or sagging skin and are not yet ready to have a full or surgical rhytidectomy.

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