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Are there a variety of facelift techniques?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
There are a wide range of facelift techniques. The simplest is a liquid facelift with dermal fillers used to enhance and increase volume to fat atrophic areas. A mini-lift is the most conservative dissection both in front of and behind the ear and neck regions. A rhytidectomy (facelift) can dissect more aggressively to the nasolabial folds. A SMAS lift or superficial musculoaponeurotic system lift elevates a second layer deeply and repositions the tissue above the parotid gland. The most invasive lift is the subperiosteal midface lift that usually involves up  to 3 months of swelling and healing.

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