If you have noticed signs of aging, such as drooping eyes or sagging jowls, chances are you have considered a facelift. But, after a quick internet search, you quickly learn that there is no such thing as a facelift that treats the entire face. There are countless variations of facelifts, and which one is right for you depends on the facial concerns and the area of the face. Knowing what to look for when it comes to plastic surgery for facial sagging can help you better determine which procedure will deliver the results you are looking for.
The Face Divided
- Upper face – The part of your face above the eyes, including the upper eyelids, brow line, and forehead.
- Midface – The area between the corners of your eyes to the corners of your lips, including the nose, cheeks, and the area directly above your upper lip.
- Lower face – Includes everything from the corners of the mouth and below, the nasolabial folds, the jawline, and the neck.
Once you determine which areas of your face are sagging or showing other sides of aging, you can better identify which procedures will best help you achieve your goals and deliver a more youthful look.
The Right Procedure for Each Concern
Attending a consultation with a plastic surgeon is the best way to identify which facial procedures will achieve your ultimate goals. However, once you understand how the face is divided, you can get a clearer idea of which facial surgeries will work best. For example, if you are experiencing sagging eyelids or in the brow area, then a brow lift is what you are looking for. If your cheeks are sagging or you have a loss of volume in your cheeks, giving you a hollow appearance, then the traditional facelift, or midface lift, is the correct procedure. If your sagging occurs around the jawline or underneath the chin, often creating a double chin, then a neck lift will provide you with the best results.
If you are looking for facial rejuvenation but are still unsure which facial surgery will best address your concerns, Dr. Drew Davis and his team will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve natural, youthful-looking results.
To learn more, call 916-318-5770 today to schedule your consultation and take the first step to becoming a new you.