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Which Facelift Is Right for Me?

Posted November 08, 2019 in Facelift

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There are many reasons why people choose to have a facelift procedure. One of the biggest reasons is that the face tends to attract the most attention at first glance.

A woman at her consultation for a traditional facelift procedure to erase jowls near her mouth and wrinkles on her forehead.

A woman at her consultation for a traditional facelift procedure to erase jowls near her mouth and wrinkles on her forehead.

When we age, our facial features can acquire wrinkles, sagging skin, and unwanted fat.

A facelift can rejuvenate your face by repositioning the deeper tissues, removing excess facial skin, and tightening the remaining skin for a smoother appearance.

Whether you are seeking a complete facial rejuvenation or partial wrinkle correction, there are many different facelift options to choose from that will suit your needs.

Do I Need a Facelift?

You may be the right candidate for a facelift if you have:

  • Sagging skin
  • Jowls beneath the cheek and chin
  • Facial disharmony
  • Wrinkles around the mouth and forehead area

What Are My Facelift Options?

Dr. Ghere offers a traditional facelift, combination facelift and neck lift, and a limited incision facelift to best improve a variety of patient conditions.

These options both pose different benefits, and the decision on which one is best depends on what goals you hope to achieve with your facelift procedure.

Traditional Facelift

A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, making scarring less noticeable, and continues around the ear before ending in the lower scalp.

The skin is then redraped over the lifted contours and excess skin is trimmed. This technique will erase fine lines, minimize wrinkles, and loose skin on the face and neck.

Since this is considered a full facelift, you should expect to see a complete facial rejuvenation and enhanced youthful features.

It is common for people to combine rhinoplasty with their traditional facelift to address a large nose that could be distracting from other facial features.

Traditional Facelift With Neck Lift

A neck lift is commonly combined with a traditional facelift to further enhance the results.

This procedure, which can be performed as a standalone procedure, addresses the sagging jowls around the mouth, loose neck skin, and excess fat underneath the chin.

Incisions are made under the chin and behind the ears to redefine the neckline and erase vertical bands that result from excess neck fat.

Limited Incision Facelift

A less invasive way to achieve an enhanced facial structure is through a limited incision facelift.

This procedure will ensure a rejuvenation to the lower part of your face by using shorter incisions at the temples that continues around the ear.

It is common for people to combine injectables with their limited incision facelift to further minimize wrinkles and fine lines. This procedure requires little to no downtime, which makes it even more popular among patients.

Want to Learn More?

An in-person consultation with Dr. Ghere will assist you in figuring out which facelift option is right for you. 

You can fill out an online contact form here, or you can call our office in Baton Rouge, LA, at (225) 412-4774.

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A little can go a long way, and it is never too late to make a change.

Mary Ghere, MD

Weiler Plastic Surgery

4212 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-399-0001

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