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Full Facelift versus Mini Facelift-Which One Is For Me?

Full Facelift versus Mini Facelift-Which One Is For Me?

Facial Rejuvenation

If you feel Botox and Juvederm are no longer enough, you may be considering a face lift. If so you are not alone. Facelifts are one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed for men and women, and men are leading that percentage increase. According to a survey done in 2015 by ASAPS a facelift was one of the top surgical procedures chosen by men.

The term facelift is not limited to one type of procedure. Every face is unique and ages in different ways. Many factors contribute to the loss of youthful contours in the face, and age is only one of these factors. Hereditary, environmental and stress factors are leading younger people to choose facial cosmetic procedures as a way of maintaining their youthful appearance.

The most common signs of aging occur around the mid-face, jowls and neck between the age of 40 and 60. The skin around the face and neck begin to sag as it becomes less elastic and facial features become less defined as muscles weaken. If you are experiencing any of the following you may consider consulting with an experienced face lift surgeon to explore your surgical options:

  • Volume loss in the cheeks
  • Corners of the mouth turn down
  • Jowls appear from the loss of skin tone
  • Jawline loses its contour
  • Decreased angle between chin and neck
  • Appearance of a double chin

Once the decision is made to do a facelift, there is one more consideration: do you need a full facelift, or will a min-facelift be sufficient to fulfill your goals?

A Full Facelift or a Mini Facelift?

There are distinct differences between a mini and full facelift. These differences relate to how much improvement can be achieved, and how long it will take to recover.

A Naturally Younger Appearance

While a facelift won’t stop the aging process it remains popular due to the long lasting results. The best facelifts result in a natural more revitalized appearance. Carefully consider your plastic surgeon choice when deciding on your face lift procedure. It is best to research the before and after results from your choice of qualified plastic surgeons. Review their website and ask for additional testimonials and pictures which showcase their expertise. Always choose a certified plastic surgeon that has had rigorous training, examinations and meets all recertification requirements as outlined by the ABPS. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery memberships require this certification and can be a useful tool to research surgeons in your location.

Still unsure which type of Facelift you need?

Choosing between a full facelift and mini facelift can be a difficult decision. Consider meeting with an experienced facial plastic surgeon who can offer you a personalized consultation.

Dr. Paul Gardner at Gardner Plastic Surgery consults with each patient to discuss their personal goals and tailor the procedure to that individual patient. Gardner Plastic surgery located in Naples, Florida is well known for facial plastic surgery expertise. For a facelift consultation call 239.566.2611 today!

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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