Ageing skin has a tendency to lose volume through the face, particularly beneath the eyes and in the cheeks, which can make the whole face look gaunt and hollow. There are many aesthetic solutions to restore some of this volume, and one of the options that most appeals to prospective patients is taking fat from elsewhere on the body, and inserting it into the face to create a more youthful appearance.
A silhouette lift – also known as a thread lift – is a minimally invasive alternative to a facelift that has been growing in popularity over the past couple of years. Dissolvable threads, lined with microscopic barbs, are inserted under the face and used to lift the soft tissue.
A mid-facelift addresses sagging and drooping around the cheeks, jawline and general mid-face area. A mid-facelift tightens the skin and tissue in this area and removes any excess skin, creating a tighter, smoother and more youthful face shape. It can also address hollowness under the eyes.
A facelift – one of the most common and well-known forms of facial rejuvenation – is an umbrella term for a number of different techniques. These surgical procedures differ in technique and the areas of the face they target, but they all commonly aim to tighten the soft tissues of the face and neck in order to restore laxity and youthfulness.