The Difference Between Upper, Mid and Lower Facelifts

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Dr. Wallach specializes in facial rejuvenation and has been facing several questions from his patients regarding the various options. The most common question from those who have begun researching about facial rejuvenation is centered around the best kind of face lift for their specific concerns. If you have also been on online forums, you will find patients and surgeons discussing different face lift procedures that enhance different parts of the face like the lower face lifts, mid face lifts and upper face lifts. However, you may want to know which areas of your face these procedures target and which is the right face lift procedure for you.

It is imperative to understand what these terms mean for you. Usually, the upper face is the area near the corners of your eyes which includes the forehead and brow line. Your midface area is the region between the corners of your eyes to the corners of your mouth and will include the cheeks, nose and upper lip. The lower face is referred to the area below the corners of your mouth and so, this includes your jawline, the nasolabial folds or laugh lines and at times, your neck and chin area too.

If you are opting for the full facelift, it will typically cover the lower two thirds of your face, which means it targets everything below the tops of your ears. If you have concerns on your upper face too, then the upper face lift is a separate procedure which can be performed in combination with your full face lift. It can also be referred to as the brow lift.

It is helpful to know what these terms about facial rejuvenation mean but when you are faced with moderate to mild imperfections, it is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wallach for a personalized treatment plan that will help you eliminate your specific issues and reach your desired aesthetic changes. He will evaluate your concern areas and the customized treatment will focus on the specific areas like your mid or upper face, lower face or neck. If you have multiple areas of concern, then Dr. Wallach will combine the most suitable face lifts for you to give you a naturally stunning facial appearance.

If you only have mild facial concerns, then Dr. Wallach offers a mini face lift which is less invasive and offers subtler results. When you want to reverse skin laxity ranging from mild to moderate in the neck and jowls, you will get the best results from a mini face lift. Whether you are looking for a minimally invasive face lift procedure or opting for the full face lift, the right procedure for you depends on the most appropriate customization. A skilled and specialized surgeon like Dr. Wallach can offer tailor made procedure that fits your individual requirements and desired goals. To begin discussing how Dr. Wallach can help you look as beautiful and confident as you feel, schedule your face lift consultation today.  

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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