What type of Facelift Surgery is suitable for me?
There are many different types of facelifts that can be performed:
Traditional/SMAS Face Lift: The most common standard lift is an SMAS facelift, designed to lift sagging skin and its deeper structures. An SMAS lift in general refers to any facelift technique that tightens the SMAS layer, along with overlying skin repositioning, making the patient look younger. Specifically, the SMAS facelift does its magic by lifting and tightening the jowls, neck and cheeks to a more youthful position.
Deep-plane Facelift: The deep-plane facelift was developed as a modification of standard facelift techniques, to correct facial changes caused by ageing that are due to ptosis of midface structures, as well as attempts to correct deep nasolabial folds. Dr. Zacharia recommends the deep-plane facelift, using the most sophisticated and advanced techniques available today. This procedure has much more potential for longer lasting effects.
Thread Lift: Thread-lift is a non-surgical approach to a refreshed, new feel. The procedures are safe and minimally invasive face-lift alternatives that achieve facelift-like results. The thread-lift procedure involves very fine surgical sutures being inserted in to the soft tissue of the face, to lift and support sagging areas. It cannot offer the same results as a full facelift, but is a good option for a more subtle rejuvenation.