Face Lift

Face Lift

Face Lifting Treatment


Thinking of doing an aesthetic procedure to address your sagging skin and wrinkles? A Face lifting treatment may be the solution you are looking for. In this article, we will discuss face lifting treatment – what it is, its benefits, potential side effects, procedure involved, and more.

What Is Face Lift?

A face lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to tighten and lift the skin on the face and neck, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance. It primarily targets sagging skin, deep folds, and wrinkles, typically caused by ageing, sun exposure, and other environmental factors.

What Are The Common Types Of Surgical Face Lifting Treatments?

There are several types of surgical face lifts, including traditional mid lift, mini face lift, and SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) lifting. SMAS lifting is a more advanced technique that involves lifting and repositioning the underlying facial muscles and tissues for longer-lasting results.

1. Traditional Face Lift

The traditional face lift, also known as a full face lift, is the most comprehensive surgical approach to facial rejuvenation. It involves making incisions along the hairline, extending around the ears and possibly into the scalp, allowing the surgeon access to the deeper layers of facial tissue. Excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is carefully repositioned and tightened to address sagging skin, wrinkles, and jowls. This technique provides dramatic and long-lasting results for individuals seeking extensive facial rejuvenation.

2. SMAS Facelift

SMAS lifting, or Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System lifting, is a popular surgical technique to address signs of ageing and rejuvenate the face. It is frequently combined with other procedures for facial tightening.

It targets the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS), a fibrous tissue layer enveloping the facial muscles. The SMAS undergoes changes over time due to ageing, gravity, and sun exposure, causing a loss of elasticity. This, in turn, results in sagging skin, jowls, and the formation of deep wrinkles. SMAS lifting is designed to counteract these effects by tightening and repositioning the SMAS layer, ultimately delivering a more youthful and lifted appearance to the face.

3. Mini Facelift

The mini facelift is a surgical technique that uses small incisions beneath the hairline to tighten and rejuvenate the skin while addressing excess tissue. It is usually used to combat the appearance of jowls, commonly forming in the lower cheeks and mouth area due to diminished collagen production.

4. Mid Facelift

The mid facelift is a surgical procedure specifically to address ageing in the central region of the face. Unlike traditional facelifts that concentrate on the lower face and neck, the mid facelift targets the area between the lower eyelids and the mouth.

Unlike procedures involving cheek implants, the mid facelift does not add implants. Instead, the surgeon will remove excess tissue or utilise existing tissue to lift the cheeks, eliminating sagging and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. It may be recommended for those without prominent jowls or marionette lines.

5. Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift is a surgical procedure designed to address advanced signs of facial ageing, particularly in the midface and lower face. This technique goes beyond the superficial layers of the skin and targets the deeper tissues, specifically the deeper facial muscles and fat pads. The goal is to provide a comprehensive and long-lasting improvement in facial contours, addressing issues such as deep wrinkles, sagging skin, and loss of volume.

Who Should Consider It?

Individuals who want to address visible signs of facial ageing such as sagging skin, deep folds, and wrinkles may consider undergoing a face lift. It is important for candidates to be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

How Is It Performed?

During a face lift procedure, the surgeon will make incisions in strategic locations, typically around the ears and along the hairline, to access the underlying facial tissues. The skin is then lifted, excess tissue is removed, and the remaining skin is repositioned and tightened. In SMAS lifting, the underlying muscle layer is also addressed for comprehensive rejuvenation.

Are There Side Effects?

Like any surgical procedure, a face lift carries potential risks and side effects, which may include bruising, swelling, discomfort, temporary numbness, and scarring. In rare cases, complications such as infection or nerve damage may occur. It is important for patients to discuss these risks with their surgeon and follow post-operative care instructions diligently.

How Much Does Face Lifting Treatment Cost?

The cost of a face lift may vary depending on factors such as the surgeon’s experience, location, and the extent of the procedure. Read our article below to learn more about face lift prices in Korea.

Consult Our Preferred Doctor In Korea On Your Face Lift Procedure

Dr Jeongho Cha is the primary plastic surgeon at Mina Plastic Surgery in South Korea. He belongs to the top circle of plastic surgeons in Korea and is certified by all government approved plastic surgery boards. He is also an international member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest plastic surgery specialty organisation in the world, which comprises 94% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Dr Jeongho Cha is a fluent English speaker with a diverse international clientele, trusted by patients from Japan, Indonesia and Singapore.

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Face lift services from Dr Jeongho Cha you can consider with estimated pricings:

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Contact Us To Schedule A Consultation For Face Lift

If you are considering a face lift or would like more information about the procedure, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr Cha. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals safely and effectively.

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This article is informative only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.