If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. Technically known as Rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.
Traditional face lift: Surgeon makes a surgical incision along the hairline, down past the front of the ears and into the hairline behind the ears. Then the skin is separated from the underlying tissue and excess fat is removed and facial muscles are tightened before repositioning. The skin will then be lifted and stitched into place along the original incision.
Minimal-access cranial suspension (MACS): The main difference between this type of face lift surgery and the traditional method is that the incisions made are smaller and the tightening of facial muscles and removal of excess fat is done through these small surgical incisions.
Keyhole surgery: Surgeon makes several very small incisions into the skin on the face. Then, a telescopic camera, called an endoscope, is fed beneath the skin so that the live image can be displayed on a monitor – it is from this that the surgeon can see exactly which muscles to tighten and how much excess fat to remove, if any. It is the most commonly used surgery and offers a short recovery time and also results in less scaring. The only key factor is that it is not suitable for everyone.