Traditional facelift surgery addresses certain parts of the face as affected by the aging process.
Typical signs of aging include loose skin, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and sagging facial features. Facelift surgery solves each of these issues individually. However, traditional facelift surgeries compartmentalize the face and oftentimes treat isolated areas without addressing the face as a whole.
While this is beneficial for some patients, who may require attention to specific problem areas of their face, such as the upper neck, cheeks, or forehead, other patients require a more unified approach to their facelift.
This is where the ponytail facelift comes in. The ponytail addresses the face as a whole canvas, simultaneously solving drooping eyelids, loose jowls, and wrinkles.
How the Pony Tail Facelift Differs from Traditional Facelift
The traditional facelift sees your surgeon make incisions along the hairline or behind your ears, where the skin is pulled tight, and excess skin is excised.
Top plastic surgeons are highly proficient at this process and provide stunning results, which are perfect for some patients, particularly concerned about loose jowls or excessive wrinkling on the forehead.
However, many patients are also concerned with other signs of aging, such as drooping eyelids, poorly contoured jawlines, and a sagging mid-face.
Stitches, Not Slices
During a ponytail facelift, your surgeon will strategically place special varieties of sutures around the eyelids, brows, and jowls, which lifts and pulls these areas tight without the need for excising skin.
Your surgeon will then use long-lasting dermal fillers injected into particular areas of your face, primarily surrounding the nose, cheeks, and crows’ feet around the eyes, to provide youthful, vibrant volume to these regions.
Benefits of a Ponytail Facelift
The ponytail facelift provides dramatic anti-aging results with far less downtime than traditional facelift surgery.
While patients need to allow the sutures and filler injections time to settle and adequately take place, this can be done while resuming your regular routine (but avoiding strenuous physical exertion). However, after a facelift, it is generally recommended that patients rest at home between five to seven days following the procedure.
The suitability of each procedure, the traditional facelift, or the ponytail facelift will depend on each patient’s individual circumstances and desires.
Dr. Jose Barrera is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon and humanitarian, specializing in facial surgery and reconstruction. His extensive experience, medical affiliation, and critical-acclamation make him one of the leading facelift choices in the country. Reach out at (210) 468-5426 or via his online form to arrange your no-obligation consultation today.