The term facelift may confer believe to the layperson that the whole face is lifted when in fact the term only applies to the lower face. Facelift means that the skin is cut around the ear and the bottom part of the face and chin area are lifted. Along with removal of excessive skin and fat the muscle layer is lifted and secured in a higher position to give a more youthful look. The chin profile can be improved with lipo-sculpture, which can be performed in conjunction with a facelift or as a stand-alone procedure. The eyes are corrected separately and so is the brow. With a brow lift the eyebrows are raised and the forehead frown lines are minimized. All these procedures are carried out using inconspicuous incisions that are well hidden.
ENDOSCOPIC MID FACELIFT
Although the traditional facelift is usually the best choice for most patients, an endoscopic mid facelift can be beneficial for certain select individuals who do not have a significant amount of excess skin or can be very effective if performed in association with a traditional lower face and neck lift. An endoscopic facelift can focus on problems in a specific area of the face, making smaller, more concentrated adjustments. Patients who undergo endoscopic facelifts typically require less recovery time, experience fewer side effects and have lower risk of complications. This procedure can also be combined with a traditional facelift to enhance the final result.
Instead of the invasive, traditional facelift that involves the removal of skin, fat and tissue, the FeatherLift® system uses barbed threads to pull skin tighter without cutting. The first system of this type was developed in 1999 by Russian doctor Marlen A. Salamanidze. FeatherLift®, which is still undergoing FDA clinical trials, does not produce the dramatic immediate effects of a traditional facelift, but greatly decreases the appearance of droopiness or saggy skin, and the results improve over time as collagen forms around the thread's barbs and pulls the skin tighter. After the skin is properly cleaned and marked for the sites of thread insertion, the doctor administers a local anesthetic that is usually a mix of Lidocaine, epinephrine, saline, and sodium carbonate. A needle with the barbed thread is then inserted into the marked areas and pulled through, leaving the thread in the skin. The thread is then positioned and anchored, then cut at the skin and its ends are inserted beneath the surface.
A forehead lift or "browlift" is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired. In a forehead lift, the muscles and tissues that cause the furrowing or drooping are removed or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows and minimize frown lines.
ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT
Endoscopic brow lifts use a less invasive technique than traditional brow lifts to create a more youthful appearance; endoscopic brow lifts use endoscopes to guide the surgeon’s movements, allowing for smaller incisions and faster healing.
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