If you’re thinking about getting a facelift to rejuvenate sagging skin and restore a youthful appearance, you may be a bit confused about which procedure is right for you. Mini lifts, full lifts, lower facelifts – it’s a lot to take in!
Well, don't’ worry. We’re here with a quick breakdown of the differences between the 4 most popular types of facelift.
With this guide, you’ll be able to choose the procedure from the Advanced Center For Plastic Surgery that’s right for you! Let’s get started.
As the name implies, the “mini lift” is primarily used for patients who have relatively low degrees of sagging or “jowly” skin. It uses a less invasive technique, which allows your surgeon to tighten the facial tissues using shallow incisions.
Typically, these are located along the hairline, as well as above each ear. These incisions are used to correct sagging skin, correct jaw size and appearance, and help you look more youthful and rejuvenated.
This procedure, such as Dr. Beverly Fischer's UpLyft facelift, requires only local anesthesia and a soft sedation. This procedure is very popular, as it can postpone the need for a more advanced facelift by many years. Mini lifts usually cost between $6,000-$8000.
A lower facelift primarily addresses the chin, jaw, and neck, rather than the entire face. Often, it is used to reduce the appearance of excess flesh and collagen that becomes common during the aging process. A lower facelift does not include a mid facelift or a brow lift – only procedures that target the lower part of the face.
The typical cost of a lower facelift is around $7,000, though some procedures may cost as much as $10,000. This will vary, depending on the patient.
A full facelift includes a lower facelift to address sagging neck and chin tissue, a mid facelift to address creases and tissue relaxation in the mid-face, and a brow lift to restore the forehead and brow line.
As you may imagine, this is a much more involved procedure than a mini or lower facelift, and it’s always performed under general anesthesia, as it may take multiple hours to complete.
This is best for patients who have significant signs of age, and are looking to restore their appearance in a single procedure. Full facelifts are not cheap, though. You can expect to pay between $11,000-$15,000+ for a full facelift, depending on your needs and your overall appearance.
Local Anesthesia Facelift
Some mini facelifts, like Dr. Beverly Fischer's UpLyft facelift, can be performed under local anesthesia, rather than general anesthesia or sedation. This allows you to remain awake throughout the procedure, and is ideal if you do not like the idea of being unconscious during surgery.
However, this is usually only possible for procedures that take 2-3 hours. More involved procedures will almost always require IV sedation or general anesthesia – both for the comfort and convenience of the patient and the surgeon.
See Which Facelift Is Right For You – Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you’re still not sure which kind of facial rejuvenation operation is right for you, contact the team at the Advanced Center For Plastic Surgery right away. Our surgeons are always accepting consultations – and we can recommend the procedure that’s right for your particular needs, and your budget. Don’t wait – get the youthful appearance that you’ve always wanted!