There are four different types of face lifts, some more invasive than others. The average cost of the procedure is $7,000 and the recovery time is approximately two weeks.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon reveals four ways to obtain a more youthful appearance. Using ModiFace face visualization software, the surgeon shows Nancy, 56, what she would look like after undergoing different procedures.
1. Liquid Facelift
Injectable fillers such as hyaluronic acid, lactic acid calcium, and hydroxylapatite can help restore lost volume to the face.
2. Jaw Line Rejuvenation
The neck is liposuctioned to sculpt the jaw line, and then fat harvested from the patient is deposited into the mid-face and cheekbones to add volume.
3. Mini-Face Lift
Dr. Ordon calls this procedure the "O Lift." Facial tissue is lifted via small incisions hidden by the ear and hairline.
4. Traditional Face Lift
The most invasive of the four procedures, this method requires more incisions, but delivers the longest lasting result.
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