Facelifts are one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed throughout the world. A facelift can help resolve a variety of age-related changes to your face that include sagging skin around the eyes, mouth, and jawline.
There are several different types of facelifts offered at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa: the Z-lift, traditional facelift, and mini-facelift. Learn more about each kind below!
The Traditional Facelift
Also known as a rhytidectomy and formal facelift, the traditional facelift is an extensive cosmetic procedure reserved for patients with more advanced signs of aging. A traditional facelift involves the removal of excess loose skin and tightening of the SMAS fascia that covers more in-depth facial muscle groups.
While a traditional facelift can produce significant results like reduced sagging in the cheeks and jawline, it also comes with a longer recovery time than other facelift options. Most patients take anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks to fully recover.
The Z-lift is a famous procedure at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa. The Z-lift is typically used on patients with minimal to medium signs of aging. It is the most sought-after procedure with our renowned surgeon, Dr. Yu, for good reason.
The Z-lift uses a hidden incision under the hair to access the facial tissue. This makes it the most minimally invasive facelift option. Dr. Yu has developed this technique as a variant of the mini-facelift, which takes only one hour to perform.
This procedure does not involve general anesthesia. Instead, the patient receives local anesthesia.
The Z-lift produces similar results to a traditional facelift because of the same amount of SMASectomy/SMAS lift, but with little to no pain. Since there is significantly less dissection needed, there is no risk of skin compromise or injury to vital facial nerves.
The Z-lift offers remarkable results with a shorter recovery time than a traditional facelift. Patients are able to recover in just a few days, compared to the several weeks it takes to recover from a traditional facelift.
Much like the traditional facelift, the mini-facelift involves the removal of excess loose skin and tightening the SMAS fascia. The mini-facelift is known to produce more desirable results than the formal facelift because it leaves less swelling, bruising, and scarring. This is thanks to a specialized technique developed by Dr. Yu to reduce wrinkling after full recovery.
The mini-facelift is ideal for patients who have minimal to medium signs of aging in their facial skin. For patients with more advanced or extensive aging, the traditional facelift may be a better option, as it works with more areas of the face.
Facelifts in Arcadia With Dr. Yu
If you are interested in having a facelift in the Arcadia area, look no further than Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa. Our renowned surgeon, Dr. Yu, is board-certified and regarded as a leading cosmetic surgeon throughout California. In fact, patients have traveled from around the world to have him perform their procedures.
If you want to restore your youthful appearance with an innovative facelift procedure, please call us today!