As they age, many men and women may notice the toll that the progression of time has taken on their facial features. Years pass by, leaving their mark with wrinkles, lines, and sagging or loose skin around the neck, jaw, and cheeks. Patients may feel that they look older than they really are or that they constantly appear sad, tired, or angry. For those patients who desire a younger-looking appearance, Dr. Daniel Camacho-Melo performs the face lift procedure to "turn back the clock" and restore beauty and definition to facial contours. Although face lift surgery has been a popular and effective treatment for years, modern technology allows for beautifully smooth results that are more subtle and refined than ever before. Dr. Camacho-Melo offers several types of face lift procedures at his Tijuana practice, near Rosarito. Depending on the patient's needs, Dr. Camacho-Melo can also perform a face lift in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as eyelid lift, brow lift, and liposuction, for total facial renewal.
The standard face lift procedure, also known as a lower face lift, targets the lower third of the face from the neck to the corners of the mouth. This area is often the first to show signs of aging. Candidates for this procedure often have excess, drooping skin around the mouth, neck, and jawline.
Face lift procedures of the past often produced less-than-satisfactory results because they targeted only excess skin and failed to treat the underlying facial structures that also tend to sag over time. Dr. Daniel Camacho-Melo is able to achieve more natural-looking results by using modern techniques to tighten facial muscles and remove fatty tissue in addition to "lifting" the outer layer of skin.
In the standard face lift procedure, jaw and neck contours are restored to a tauter, more youthful shape. Wrinkles around the mouth are also smoothed away. The standard face lift is used to achieve beautiful outcomes for patients who desire correction for the neck and lower third of the face. Patients who are interested in complete facial rejuvenation may be appropriate candidates for the full face lift, which includes the lower face lift, mid face lift, and brow lift. Please contact our Tijuana practice, near Rosarito, and schedule a consultation to discuss which face lift procedure is right for you.
Some men and women first notice signs of aging in the neck and lower third of the face and are appropriate candidates for the standard face lift procedure. Others are bothered more by sagging cheeks and drooping lower eyelids. For patients who desire facial rejuvenation in these areas, Dr. Camacho-Melo offers the mid face lift to best meet their needs.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Camacho-Melo will make small, discrete incisions that are often hidden in the lower lash line or nasolabial folds. These incisions give our plastic surgeon access to the excess fat and lax muscle tissues that contribute to the wrinkled, drooping appearance of the mid-face region. After adjusting the muscle tissue and removing excess fat, Dr. Camacho-Melo will trim excess skin and, lastly, suture the incisions. Because the procedure is not as invasive as a standard face lift, patients generally heal in about one week.
The mini face lift is an excellent option for younger patients visiting our Tijuana practice who are starting to notice mild drooping in specific facial areas such as the cheeks, jowls, or nasolabial folds. This less-intensive procedure is often referred to as a "weekend face lift" because it requires only a brief healing period. Patients in their 30s and 40s are the best candidates for facial rejuvenation with the mini face lift. After making several small incisions to begin the procedure, Dr. Camacho-Melo will adjust facial tissue in the targeted areas. Skin is repositioned with small sutures, and then the patient is ready to begin the quick recovery process. The results of the mini face lift include reduced sagging and droopiness in the facial areas where the patient desired correction the most.
As part of his commitment to using the safest, most advanced procedures for his patients, Dr. Camacho-Melo offers endoscopic face lift techniques at his practice in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Endscopic face lift procedures offer several advantages to patients, including smaller scars and shorter recovery times.
During endoscopic face lift surgery, a tiny camera and surgical instruments are inserted through small incisions that are often above the hairline or behind the ear. Using the image that the camera produces, Dr. Camacho-Melo guides the instruments to reposition facial muscles and trim excess fat.
Endoscopic techniques also allow Dr. Camacho-Melo to treat areas that are harder to address with older, more traditional types of face lift surgery. Depending upon the patient's needs, Dr. Camacho-Melo is able to perform the standard face lift, mid face lift, and mini face lift procedures endoscopically.
Dr. Daniel Camacho-Melo is proud to offer several different types of face lift procedures to minimize signs of aging wherever they appear. For smooth, beautiful, natural-looking results, please schedule a face lift consultation at our Tijuana practice near Rosarito, Mexico.