Will lift up a face or will lift toward both sides during a Facelift?
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Facelift Lifts And Tightens In Two Directions
A facelift addresses sagging in the neck, lower face and cheek area. Lifting the brow line is a separate surgery, although it can be accomplished at the same time.
During a facelift, a small incision is made underneath the chin, where it will not be seen. Excess fat and skin are then removed from the chin and neck area. The neck muscle, or platysma, is also tightened. Further incisions are made at the temple and hairline, then continued around the ear so they will be hidden by the ear or a natural crease. Next, the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), which comprises deep-layer fascia and muscle, is identified and lifted in two directions: upward in the cheek region and outward in the neck region. These opposing forces help to create a natural look. The excess skin is then removed and the incisions are closed with sutures. An individual consult will help you decide which procedures will work best for you.
Vectors of pull during a face lift
Your comments are right on target. The answer is both. the deeper planes will better move on a diagonal upward direction, while the skin moves backwards. this dual plane technique will give a natural result.
Finally, make sure that you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Wishing you the best in your journey
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We do a SMAS facelift and typically lift in 3 directions to give YOU the most natural looking results. To lift the eyebrows you would need to do a coronal brow lift. Do good research and make sure you find a Board Certified plastic surgeon that you feel comfortable with to do this procedure. Best Wishes!
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Face lift - what direction is the lift?
- The direction of lift during a face lift will depend on the changes in your tissues -
- In general it is up (vertical) with a slight sideways (lateral) repositioning.
- A brow lift will lift the outer eyebrow - a face lift will not.
Direction of lifting in facelift
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