Ageing is inevitable, and when it comes to the face it is more pronounced. The skin begins to loosen on the face and neck, and crow’s feet appear on the corners of the eyes. It is even more prominent when fine forehead lines begin to crease gradually to deep folds, the jawline softens into jowls and a double chin begins to appear at the front of the neck. Besides the pull of gravity, the ageing process accelerates with overexposure from the sun, personal habits and hereditary issues. Hence, with an expanding ageing population it is obvious why the facelift (rhytidectomy) is one of the most popular and desired cosmetic surgical procedures today. Sometimes facelifts are combined with other surgical or non-surgical procedures to produce even better-looking results. A common misconception about facelifts is that only the mature or elderly benefit from them. In reality, a facelift can be applied to anyone at virtually any age because of the many different types of procedures available. Types Of Facelift Here are some of the most common types of facelift procedures performed by cosmetic surgeons:- Full Facelift During a full facelift, the surgeon starts by making an incision within the temple hairline. The incision will then be extended down the side of the face within the hairline until they reach the skin that sits in front of the ear where your hairline ends or where men sometimes grow their sideburns. This keeps the vast majority of eventual scarring naturally hidden by your hair. The surgeon proceeds to extend the incision along the front of the ear, around the earlobe up to behind the ear into the hairline of your head. The surgeon will then tighten the skin by pulling it backwards at a slight upwards angle until the loose skin has been tightened and excess skin is removed. Mini Facelift A mini facelift (also called a weekend facelift) is most suitable for people who do not require a full facelift, who are relatively young with only minor skin sagging around the jaw line or cheek areas. This procedure is also appropriate if you have had a facelift done before but you need to tighten up your skin which is starting to sag. The results from a mini facelift are less drastic from a full facelift as this procedure involves less work, using smaller incisions. It is a subtle way of enhancing without extreme changes that is why it tends to be suitable only for younger faces. The S-Lift Known as the short scar facelift, the S-lift gets its name from the S-shaped incision made during the procedure. The incision starts at the hairline just above the ear and runs down along the ear, around the earlobe before being extended upwards slightly behind the back of the ear. The S-lift is similar to a mini facelift as it is more suited for addressing minor facial and neck sagginess with small incisions made. Surgery time is shorter and quicker than a full facelift (about a third of the time). The Mid Facelift Sometimes called a cheek lift, this surgery addresses sagging skin in the middle of your face such as the cheeks and above the upper lip. It can make your cheeks appear fuller and there would be less sag from the lower eyelid region. As an additional benefit, reduction of lines running from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth is noticeable after undergoing the Mid facelift surgery. Mini-Incision Facelift A mini incision facelift is suitable for those requiring minor tightening of the skin. The incisions would be usually made in your hairline by your temples, in the lower eyelid skin or within the mouth. This procedure is best combined with other treatments such as a facial peel or laser skin resurfacing as the results you get from this type of surgery will be fairly subtle on its own. A Smart Decision For Looking Better Today’s facelift procedures make it possible to correct many facial flaws and reduce the signs of premature aging which could undermine self-confidence. By taking the first step to change the way you look through cosmetic surgery you can help change the way you feel about yourself. Beverly Wilshire can help you kick start your journey, to give you a better guide on the facelift that would suit your needs. Start contacting us for a new confident you.