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How Many Different Types of Facelifts Are There?

Getting older is something everyone must inevitably face. With age comes certain bodily characteristics. These characteristics aren’t always seen as desirable.

If wrinkles, sagging, and jowls concern you, what can you do about it? Are you aware of the many types of facelifts you can get? When you do follow through with a procedure, imagine how much more secure you will feel.

There are plenty of benefits of a facelift other than looking and feeling good. Imagine all the attention you will get! Have you heard of the golden ratio? Wouldn’t you like to achieve this to compliment the rest of your looks?

If you have been considering getting a facelift, you’ll want to read our guide below. Don’t worry; we trimmed the fat for you.

Types of Facelifts

There are many different types of facelifts. How can you decide which type of facelift is right for you? Depending on your area of concern, you can widdle down your options.

You will also want to consider how invasive you want your procedure to be. Some facial procedures will be surgical, while others are non-surgical. Taking this into consideration will help you focus on what you hope to achieve.


A mid-facelift will focus on the midsection of your face. This is not to be confused with a cheek implant where implants are inserted to give them volume. Depending on the client’s wishes, the tissue will be removed or used for cheek lifting purposes.

The goal of the mid-facelift is to remove sag, lines, and wrinkles. For those without jowl or marionette lines, the mid-facelift is the way to go.


Compared to traditional facelifts, a mini facelift will be less dramatic for you. Mini-facelifts will focus on the lower half of your face. Small incisions made allow the surgeon to tighten and smooth the skin.

The reducing or removing of jowls is one of the main aims of the mini-facelift. Younger patients with lighter signs of jowls are good patients as opposed to older with heavier signs.


When comparing types of facelifts, mid and cheek are very similar. A cheek-lift will provide you with that full cheekbone look. Not only that, but the procedure will remove or reduce those pesky lines and wrinkles.

Puffiness under the eye will die down, and nasal folds will appear less defined as a result as well. Why not uplift your cheeks and cheekbone structure today?


When deciding which type of facelift is for you, time and non-invasiveness are probably at the top of your list. This is what makes liquid facelifts so popular, especially in the United States.

Liquid facelifts are a simple practice where serums (Botox, Restylane, Dysport, Juvederm) full of collagen or hyaluronic acid are injected into the skin. This will make the patient’s skin more elastic as well as reinvigorate collagen.


The S-lift gets its name from the shape of the incision. Skin is removed from the midface, starting at the hairline to the front and back of the ear.

This is a favorable procedure as fewer risks are involved and recovery time is greatly reduced. S-facelifts will create a more natural look with fewer scars and hair loss as well.

This procedure is encouraged in younger patients, although older patients can get it done as well.


Certain types of facelifts will occur around the jawline since aging in women will occur in and around the jaw or neckline. Those wanting to get rid of their double chin or have their jowls flattened may want to look into this procedure.

A jawline rejuvenation will involve liposuction, which will draw out excess fat cells from the neck. The goal here is to make your jawline smoother by first creating enough space through liposuction.


With a cutaneous lift, the lower facial area is the focus through hairline and ear incisions. This allows the surgeon to get to the tissues and muscles underneath the skin. Any remaining skin is then removed and taken care of.

The surgeon will then stretch the skin down the incision areas and seal them with sutures.


MACS or minimal access cranial suspension will focus on the fundamental muscles of your face. Again, there is a hairline incision cut down towards the ears. Facial muscles are then tightened, and occasionally skin will be removed from soft tissue.

Those will have a minimal amount of sagging, and early signs of facial aging are ideal patients.



One of the benefits of a facelift is speed and convenience, and getting a temporal/brow lift delivers on that promise. If you suffer from droopy or low-hanging eyebrows, you ought to consider this lift.

Compared to the traditional eyebrow lift, the temporal/brow lift is a lot less invasive. Your skin and muscles underneath will be stretched and lifted via a hairline incision.

Deep Plane/SMAS

Neck and cheek aging are targeted with the deep plane/SMAS facelift. The procedure involves going deep within the superficial muscular aponeurotic system. Changing this will change your overall look because it focuses on crucial structures.

Elasticity and your SMAS go down with age. Saggy cheeks, protruding jowls, and a double chin will be a result. With a deep plane/SMAS surgery, you can get your muscles tightened and trim the excess skin and fat.

Final Cut

We hope you enjoyed our informative guide on all the different types of facelifts. Have you decided what you’d like to get done yet?

Whatever it is you decide, you deserve it. Our team will be with you every step of the way.

As you get older, why not treat yourself in the process, right? We can’t wait to see what you decide for yourself!