25th Jun 2024

What Are the Best Options for a Facelift in 2024?

You want to look your best in 2024 and beyond. A facelift is an excellent option to rejuvenate your appearance. A few facelift options include the mid-facelift, lower facelift with a neck lift, SMAS lift, full facelift, vertical restore facelift and mini facelift. Which one is right for you? There are pros and cons of each option so let's explore them.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of ageing around the face. It tightens underlying muscles below the skin to make your jawline more defined and change fat deposits along your cheekbones or in your chin area. A facelift can give you a more toned and tighter neck. At Kensington Medical our expert cosmetic surgeons may suggest a specific technique they think will work best for you, depending on your needs.

What are the Different Types of Procedures?

You have several options in 2024 for a facelift. The main options are the mid-facelift, lower facelift with a neck lift, SMAS lift, full facelift, vertical restore faceliftdeep plane facelift and mini facelift. Each option has its pros and cons, which you can discuss with the surgeon during your consultation.

Also known as a cheek lift, this option is most beneficial for improving sagging near the cheeks and the jowl area. This procedure is best for patients with moderate sagging or loose skin.

This procedure is minimally invasive and targets the lower part of your face, including the chin and neck. It can remove fat deposits below the cheekbones or in your neck area. The best candidate for a mid-facelift is a healthy non-smoker over the age of 40. Recovery is relatively quick, and the downtime is generally minimal.

The lower facelift is a procedure that helps sagging tissue in the neck and lower face. The neck lift brings a more youthful look to the face by correcting the appearance of jowls and loose neck skin.

This surgery has downtime that lasts 1-2 weeks, and recovery takes longer, especially if you have other procedures done at the same time such as an eyelift.

SMAS is short for the superficial muscular aponeurotic system. This option provides the greatest amount of facial rejuvenation. It will tighten muscles in your face and neck. There are incisions behind your ear and hair line.

The best candidate for the surgery is in good physical health and doesn't smoke. A longer downtime is associated with the procedure, but it will provide the most significant long-term results. Recovery is about two to three weeks following the SMAS facelift.

Deep plane facelift addresses the deep structures beneath the skin, specifically the deeper facial musculature. The procedure involves repositioning and lifting the deeper tissues, resulting in a comprehensive and natural facelift. It can address sagging in the neck and the jowl area. Fat can also be repositioned to restore the volume in the mid face. Deep plane facelift recovery is about two to three weeks. 

A Vertical Restore facelift focuses on natural-looking rejuvenation on facial contours with lasting results through vertical lifting of deep facial tissues. Using advanced surgical techniques, the Vertical Restore facelift works to minimise scarring. It can last up to 10-15 years however you need to follow a healthy lifestyle.

This procedure is also known as a rhytidectomy. The lower face, neck, and scalp are tightened to produce long-lasting results. There are incisions around your ear, under your chin. The best candidate for a complete facelift is between 40 and 70, is in good physical health and doesn't smoke.

This option is the least invasive, and the incisions are made near your ear. Candidates for the mini facelift should be in good health, and their goal should be a subtle improvement in the way they look. This procedure is best for minimal sagging around your cheeks or jowls.

While this procedure generally produces less dramatic results, it is a good option for those who want shorter downtime and recovery. There is little downtime and quick recovery, usually about a week.

Nonsurgical Facelift Options in 2024

Not everyone is ready for a surgical procedure, and there are nonsurgical procedures that can give you an idea of what the above surgeries can accomplish with long-term results. Injectable dermal filler injections are a popular choice in 2024.

These are temporary treatments that can smooth out facial lines by adding volume to your skin. Some cosmetic surgeons may also recommend laser procedures to help rejuvenate the skin on your face and reduce wrinkles.

It is essential to consider all of your options when planning out a facelift in 2024. Ask questions about the possible outcomes, recovery process, and expected downtime associated with each procedure.

If you are interested in learning more about the best facelift options, our expert plastic surgeons at Kensington Medical can discuss what you are hoping to achieve. Phone 0204 551 4892 to find out more about our facial cosmetic surgeons. For more information fill in the contact us form.

What should you do before getting a facelift in 2024?

Your surgical team will help prepare you for the procedure. However, while doing your research, talk to family and friends about their experiences with various techniques and facilities. Also, make sure you are emotionally prepared for surgery, recovery, and downtime.

Most techniques won't dramatically alter your appearance. Discuss your concerns with the surgeon before scheduling the procedure. Be sure to do your homework on your surgeon. At Kesnignton Medical our GMC specialist registered plastic surgeon are best placed to help you decide on the best facelift for you. 

Schedule a consultation with Kensington Medical to learn more about what you can expect during and after surgery.

To find out more about Kesnignton Medical, our expert plastic surgeons, our values that we work very hard to achieve, our quality aftercare and our 5 star hospitals, visit about us. 

What Other Procedures Complement a Facelift?

A facelift can help reduce the signs of ageing around your face and neck. However, you may also wish to consider additional procedures that work well with a full facelift. Consider liposuction to target stubborn fat deposits that are still present even after dieting or working out. 

Laser skin resurfacing can smooth out fine lines, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of redness. Also, fat transfer to the cheek can help contour your face and add lost volume.

If you would like to learn more about how a facelift can help you reduce the signs of ageing contact us to find out more.  Our team is waiting to answer your questions, address your concerns and guide you through the process.

Get started by booking a consultation to find out what facelfit is right for you, or call us at 0204 551 4892 for more information.