Comparing Upper Facelift, Mid Facelift, and Lower Facelift

As we age, we tend to ignore the frown lines and wrinkles on our faces that give away our age. However, thanks to today’s world of advanced technology, social media, video calls, our frown lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and lost volume are all evident. There is no hiding the passage of time.

The first step in planning for a facelift, mid facelift, or lower facelift is to schedule an in-person consultation with board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. W. Marshall Guy in The Woodlands, TX.

To better understand how each one can best help you, let’s take a closer look at each of the facelift types.

Upper Facelift

The upper facelift (also known as a brow lift, forehead lift, or eyebrow lift) is usually performed on the area above the corners of the eye. Since the procedure can effectively return a youthfulness to the eyes, patients with sagging skin or wrinkles on the brow line or forehead gain the most from this procedure. An upper facelift can erase 10-15 years from a patient’s appearance and restore a more refreshed, awake, and younger look.

Mid Facelift

A mid facelift helps address those dynamic wrinkles, sunken cheeks, under-eye hollows often found in the area from the corners of the eyes and down to the corners of the mouth. This procedure dramatically improves the appearance of the cheeks, nose, and upper lip. When supplemented with a proper skincare routine and a healthy lifestyle, the results are long-lasting.

Lower Facelift

The lower facelift targets everything below the corners of the mouth. This procedure lifts and tightens loose skin and smooths deep wrinkles on the lower third of the face. A lower facelift can reduce the look of jowls, tighten the jawline and the chin and neck area when combined with a neck lift.

When To Consider A Facelift?

A facelift operation’s main objective is to help reduce the signs of aging in the face. Our face begins to lose its youthfulness as we age due to the loss of elasticity, collagen, and essential moisture, allowing the tissues to droop and sag. This sagging can often present itself as lines around the mouth. And as time passes, you begin to notice that jowls have developed when the cheeks continue to descend. Another sign that it might be time to consider a facelift is when bands start to form on the neck or deep hollows emerge below the eyes. This banding is not only due to the cheeks descending but also the loss of facial volume.

Facelifts are designed to counteract these signs of aging by lifting the tissues and restoring them to their more youthful position.

Say Goodbye To Loose Skin and Wrinkles With A Facelift in The Woodlands, TX

Are you interested in learning more about facelift procedures? Discover your best surgical procedure options during a consultation with Dr. Marshall Guy at Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Guy will perform a complete facial evaluation during your in-person consultation to customize a treatment plan based on your individual goals and needs. The team at Dr. Guy’s is highly committed to providing each patient with optimal outcomes and natural-looking results. For more information, call (832) 956-1040 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation today!