These days, the word “facelift” is no longer a catchall term for a single surgery. In fact, there are many different types of facelifts, and some are targeted to certain areas of your face. Here, you will learn the differences between upper, mid, and lower facelifts so you can make the best decisions for your own unique needs.
What Is a Facelift?
Typically, when you hear the word “facelift” used in a generic sense, it typically refers to a procedure that changes the appearance of everything below one’s ears. It’s the bottom two-thirds of the face, for the most part. During this sort of surgery, the goal is to pull the skin tighter and reposition it to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, to remove sagging skin, and more. A full facelift can take years off your appearance if done properly and by an experienced, talented plastic surgeon.