Each facelift is intended to treat the sagging and loosening of the skin and facial muscles thus effectively combating the disgraces caused by aging. The objective of such an intervention is not to change the person’s face but to regain their youthful appearance. Facial lifting affects both men and women and can be done as soon as the signs of aging start to appear (usually around 45 years of age, however, smokers usually get work done in their 30’s). This treatment option is not an operation that must be reasoned with physically and psychologically. There are several types of facelifts to consider, according to Dr. Bradford Patt, as well.

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Facelifts correspond to a very particular region of the face and can be practiced separately or during the same procedure:

The cervicofacial lift treats the neck, jowls, oral furrows, naso-genial furrows (bordering the mouth) and so on. It is the most commonly used facelift designed to treat the middle and lower part of the face.


The temporal lift treats the temple region and the external angle of the eyelids (so-called “crow’s feet”).

The common facelift treats horizontal forehead wrinkles and wrinkles between the eyebrows (so-called “lion wrinkles”).


Facial facelifts are also distinguished by their depth:

The lifting subcutaneously treats only the skin (meaning it treats without depth).


The muscles lifted tighten and become more muscular.

The mask lift is flush with the bone and causes changes in the physiognomy of the face.


During the last ten years, facelift techniques have made a lot of progress thanks to the contribution of endoscopic surgery (using a camera and an endoscope to reduce the length of the scars), treatments by laser (laser-abrasion, dermabrasion), and a deepening of the body’s anatomical knowledge. This intervention can be combined with other cosmetic facial surgeries: eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and supplemented by medico-surgical therapies (peeling, botulinum toxin injections, etc.).

The use of a qualified plastic surgeon ensures that the surgeon has the training and competence to avoid these complications, whereas to treat them effectively too, if necessary. Choosing the physician is always more important than cost. For more information, contact Dr. Bradford Patt today.

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