How does a facelift differ from a mini facelift or a mid-facelift?


A facelift is a highly popular procedure with older men and women who are seeing the signs of ageing in the form of skin laxity on the cheeks, jowls and neck and your cosmetic surgeon will be aiming to improve this skin laxity by targeting both the skin and muscle.

Mr Alan Park will make incisions in the natural folds of skin, either in front or behind the ear, and tighten up the skin on the jawline and neck. A deep-plane facelift (also known as a SMAS facelift) will aim to tighten up the muscles in the face which can also start to sag.

Another of the early signs of ageing is a loss of volume in this area as the cheeks flatten so Mr Alan Park will aim to reposition the fat pads in the cheeks and this procedure often benefits with being combined with dermal fillers to restore lost volume.

A mini-facelift is a less invasive procedure that is best suited for patients that have minimal neck laxity, whereas a mid-facelift mainly targets the cheek area.

Each patient is an individual and has different needs, so Mr Alan Park will carefully assess you at your consultation and take on board your ageing concerns and he will combine different facelift techniques that will deliver the results you are expecting.

Are there any other cosmetic surgery procedures I should be contemplating as well as the facelift?

Often Mr Alan Park will advise his Coventry facelift patients that the facial rejuvenation surgery should be combined with other procedures such as a brow lift or eyelid lift, as it is rare that you will have skin laxity in isolation in the cheeks and jowls.

For best results, you may wish to combine your facelift with a number of non-surgical procedures for optimal results. Mr Alan Park offers his Coventry facelift patients the full range of aesthetic treatments, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and facial peels.

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