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                                          Face Lift
A question that is heard frequently relates to the type of facelift one needs, wants, or that is recommended.   There are different shapes and natural divisions of our face and these differences varies the impact of aging on ones face.and vary face lift decisions.  Genetics, facial expression, history of smoking, sun exposure, shape of ones face as well as other factors determine the timing for facial rejuvenation with surgery.   The type of lifting techniques recommended by Plastic Surgeons could vary based on the number of variables listed.   The type procedures that are often recommended are usually related to a specific body area.   Brow lifts support the upper third of the face's forehead and frown areas.   Mid (middle) face-lifts refers to lifting the area under your lower eyelids and over the cheekbones.  Face-lift refers to lifting the entire face including the middle face.  Neck lift refers to lifting the neck area.   Eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) may be recommended and are part of the face but usually separated from face-lift.
Brow lift is helpful for heavy upper eyelids and formidable wrinkles of the forehead and frown areas.   Middle face-lifts are helpful for deep smile lines and loss of roundness of the middle face area as it descends with time.
A full-face lift is helpful when the entire face has been impacted and a broader area of skin lifting and removal is required.  Neck lifts are recommended when the neck loses its angular shape along the chin line and forms a double chin type of appearance.   So when you consider surgery for facial rejuvenation your specific skin qualities, desired changes, facial contours, facial shape, hairstyle and artistic judgments are blended into a plan individualized for you.  Future blogs will discuss each of the lifting techniques, their advantages and concerns.                                                     








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