What is the difference between endoscopic facelift and traditional facelift?

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Facelift, also called rhytidectomy, is a rejuvenation procedure which lifts and tightens the skin of the face to redefine the way you look. It provides more dramatic results than non-surgical cosmetic treatments because it is invasive and it readjusts the facial soft tissue to thoroughly sculpt your face.

A facelift in Dubai can take many forms. It can be performed by drawing long incisions behind the hairline, using endoscope to target the areas, or using small incisions to focus on a specific portion of the face. This blog highlights the ultimate purpose that an endoscopic and traditional facelift serve to help confused patients spot the difference between the two.

Defining a Traditional Facelift

A traditional or standard facelift removes the extra skin from the face to reduce sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. It specifically targets the lower face to reduce the double chin and the loose fat or skin on the jawline and neck.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons perform a standard facelift by making a long incision in front of the ear that not only ascends upward to the hairline but also goes round the back of the ear. It allows the Practitioners to separate the skin from other tissue and readjust underlying structures including fat and muscles. Extra skin is then trimmed to regain facial elasticity. The end result is a firmer-looking face with tightened skin.

Defining an Endoscopic Facelift

An endoscope facelift is a modification of the traditional facelift which reduces deep lines on the forehead, accentuates cheeks, and improves the appearance of crow’s feet. During the surgery, a device with a light and a fitted camera is introduced through the incisions to guide the procedure and introduce changes. Endoscopic facelift is often called a scar-less facelift since it involves small incisions that are hidden in the hairline.

Plastic Surgeons carry out an endoscopic facelift in Dubai by drawing several small cuts behind the hairline. The incisions are placed at certain distances from each other and are drawn at the temporal as well as the frontal regions of the head. An endoscope is then inserted through the openings. Plastic Surgeons use it to gain visibility and make corrections with increase precision. The skin and other soft tissue is pulled back to perform lifting on the face.

What is the Difference between the Two?

The fundamental difference between a traditional and an endoscopic facelift is related to the regions of the face they target. A traditional facelift predominantly focuses on the lower portion of your face. Whereas, the endoscopic facelift concentrates on the upper and middle third of the face.

Which Option Is Suitable For You?

The most effective way to decide is to consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial procedures. Generally, patients are advised to go for a traditional facelift if:

  • They have jowls i.e., loose fat and skin around the jawline
  • They are experiencing significant skin laxity
  • They are facing serious sagging of skin in the lower half
  • They are in their 50s or 60s
  • They have deep nasolabial folds
  • They have wrinkles at the corners of the mouth
  • They have a double chin and baggy neck skin

Some patients’ problems are best addressed with the endoscopic facelift if:

  • They have deep horizontal lines on the forehead
  • They have excess wrinkles at the outer edges of the eyes
  • They have flattened cheeks due to poor skin elasticity
  • They are experiencing mild to moderate skin sagging
  • They are in their 30s and 40s
  • They have droopy eyebrows with the tissue hanging over the eyes

Do You Want More Information?

If you are interested in knowing more about facelift in Dubai, feel free to contact the Al Shunnar patient care team. Our coordinators will readily schedule a personal consultation session for you with one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.