Many patients who desire facial aesthetic improvements but are not prepared to fully commit to facelift surgery turn to microlift, also known as mini facelift, to rejuvenate their appearance. Just because it is a shorter surgery with less recovery time does not mean it cannot produce major results for patients who are starting to see signs of aging.
The surgeons at Facial Aesthetic Concepts share some of the best changes they have seen in their microlift patients.
Contouring Your Jawline
Everyone wants a stronger chin, but the excess skin that accumulates in this area can take away from your chin’s shape. By pulling the skin tauter in this area, you will see definition added back to your chin, taking years off your perceived age.
Decreasing Your Turkey Neck
Sometimes it is the skin that sags beneath the chin that is most bothersome. This so-called “turkey neck” effect is common in older people, but when it manifests prematurely it is unwelcome to be sure. So long as the sagginess around the neck is not too significant, a microlift should be able to tighten it up nicely.
Softening Your Nasolabial Folds
You may not be familiar with nasolabial folds by name, but you may be familiar with them on your face: they are the lines that extend from each side of your nose down to the corners of your mouth. As you age, they tend to become more prominent. When a microlift tightens the skin, however, these folds become noticeably less pronounced.
The lines that are starting to take root on the lower half of your face can be concealed when the skin is pulled back by a microlift. While the procedure will not stop aging from adding more lines in the years ahead, it will dull signs of the lines that have already formed.
Hiding the Scars
Traditional facelift requires several incisions, and though doctors do their best to conceal these cuts along the hairline, sometimes scars are visible if the hairline recedes or you get a shorter haircut.
With minilift, however, your surgeon can do the job with just two incisions located in your ear. Not only does that does this better conceal potential scarring, it also makes it that much more difficult for anyone to know you had work done.
The best way to figure out whether microlift surgery could be successful for you is to meet with a doctor. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Gangnes or Dr. Bryan Brandon by calling (949) 313-2600.