Women’s plastic surgery blog about facial rejuvenation from Cincinnati, Ohio
Our Cincinnati plastic surgeons strive to achieve natural facelift results. There are many types of face lifts out there. It is difficult to generalize and say that one technique gives a more natural result than another. Part of this is because the surgeon’s artistic vision and skill are the biggest components of a natural facelift result. A skilled plastic surgeon can provide a good result with their preferred technique. However, there are some basic things that some techniques will do and others will not.
The biggest difference between facelift techniques is based on whether the skin and deep tissues are tightened together or separately. Many of the “mini” facelifts and brand name facelifts tighten everything by pulling on the skin. People are attracted to this because of the strong advertising and claims of minimal downtime. The reality is that we see patients that have had one of these brand name facelifts somewhere else a year or two later because everything is drooping again or they are just not happy with their result. They are looking for a better option. The story is usually something like “I looked good at first, then everything started to sag pretty quickly.” Part of the problem is picking the right operation for the right patient. In our opinion, these procedures may be okay if you are potentially willing to compromise result for price and if you do not need much of a lift. However, most people need more of a lift than they think. Many people say they just want a little bit of lift, because they think that a lot of lift will make them look unnatural. In reality, lifting tissues in the wrong direction and using skin to hold up the lift is more likely to make you look unnatural. Also, failure to lift and support the tissues properly leads to recurrence of aging quicker than you would like. In other words, the result does not last very long. Further, the companies pushing brand name facelifts are often more concerned about marketing and selling cookie cutter procedures and less concerned about tailoring an operation to meet your specific needs.
In Part 2 of Natural Facelift Results, we will talk in more detail about why mini lifts and skin only facelifts may be full of wishful thinking, short on delivering long term results and not the best way to spend your hard earned cash. For more information, check out our video about facelift basics. Our Cincinnati based plastic surgeons want to educate you so that you can make the best possible decision for your circumstances. Contact us to set up a consultation if you are ready to take the next step in your rejuvenation!
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