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Types Of Face Lift Procedures

November 29, 2016  |   Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery is an effective solution for restoring youth and vitality to your most visible feature. Each face has distinct needs that require individualized treatment plans and procedures to achieve the best results. At Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery you will find the face lift surgery options that will optimally fit your needs while successfully achieving your goals. With a facelift, you are able to improve on many characteristics of an aging face such as:

  • Loss of muscle tone or loss of skin elasticity
  • Tired appearance
  • Sagging, wrinkled, or deeply creased skin


There are a number of different facelift procedures that can be done depending on your individual needs and goals. Each procedure targets different areas of the face and provides unique results. Facelift procedures vary by factors such as targeted area of the face, type of incision, and degree of invasiveness. A comprehensive consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon is crucial for determining the most effective facelift procedure for you. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Michael Whetstone of Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery is able to understand both your physical needs and aesthetic desires. Because there are many types of facelift surgeries, his vast knowledge and expertise are essential in selecting the best procedure for your face.

Most Common Types of Facelift Procedures

Standard/Full Face Lift:

A full facelift is the most comprehensive facelift geared toward targeting all aging characteristics. A full facelift will include removal of excess skin, tightening of muscles in face and possibly the neck, lifting and repositioning of facial skin, and removal or redistribution of fat. A full facelift addresses aesthetic issues from the forehead to the neck providing patients with a rejuvenated appearance.

Mini Face Lift:

A mini facelift is one of the most common procedures. A mini lift targets the lower area of the face by removing, tightening and lifting skin away from the jaw and neck and also tightens underlying tissues and muscles. Mini facelifts use smaller incisions but are effective in restoring definition and youthfulness providing patients with natural-looking results.

Mid Face Lift:

A mid facelift targets the area from the cheekbones to the jaw. Mid facelifts restores smoothness to the cheeks and lower eyelid area by lifting and repositioning sagging cheek skin and the fat found underneath. A mid facelift will provide a more subtle approach in restoring youthfulness to a face.  

There are several other variations of facelift surgeries with each targeting a different area and possibly using different techniques.  After Dr. Whetstone has evaluated your face, skin and underlying bone structure, he will recommend the surgery that will provide the best results for you. Contact Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery today for a free consultation and begin your journey towards a restored aesthetic vitality.

Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery
7433 Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX
(972) 831-8822