What are Alternatives to a Facelift?

If a traditional full facelift is not the best option to achieve your goals, Fort Myers plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña may recommend an alternative procedure better suited to your condition and desired results.

Two popular alternate techniques include the “mid facelift” and “mini facelift.”

The mid facelift surgery targets the skin around your eyes, prominent nasal folds, and any hollowness around your upper cheeks. The mid facelift might be suited to you if you have no issues with the skin of your neck. Often, the alternative to a mid facelift is fat grafting the central cheek area, since rather than tissues sagging, here they are really “deflating.”

Sometimes called a “weekend facelift” or “S lift” the procedure called the mini facelift addresses any minor sagging on the cheeks, neck or jaw line. The procedure is often a positive solution forthose in their 30s and 40s, and it offers greater affordability and reduced risk than a full facelift.

Other alternatives depending on the specifics of your condition and goals may include the browlift, eyelid surgery or nose reshaping.

A browlift deals with the skin around and between the eyebrows and the forehead. Eyelid surgery works to reduce signs of aging and promote a rejuvenated appearance around the eyes by removing excess skin, fat and muscle from both the upper and lower lids. One of the best-known forms of cosmetic surgery, nose reshaping aims to reduce or enhance the nose or correct a crooked bridge of the nose.

Additional noninvasive facial procedures include BOTOX®, facial fillers, Fraxel®, or laser skin resurfacing.

If you would like to learn more about facelift alternatives, please contact Fort Myers, Florida, plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña to schedule a consultation.