A thread lift or barbed suture lift is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that is performed in a plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon's office. The procedure involves the placement of sutures (stitches) under the skin's surface to achieve a visible yet subtle lift in loose, sagging skin.
A full facelift or rhytidectomy is a facial plastic surgery that is performed to improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck, including sagging or loose skin, deep lines near the corner of the mouth, loss of volume due to reduced fat, development of jowls in the jaw and cheeks, and excess or loose skin in the chin and neck area resulting in a double chin or turkey neck.
A direct brow lift procedure involves removal of excess sagging skin from the forehead above the brow and repositioning of the muscles and tissues in this area to lift the eyebrow. Direct brow lifting is, therefore, a surgical technique used to correct heavy or sagging eyebrows, which are also called brow ptosis.
A deep plane facelift procedure is one of the most invasive facelift techniques used by surgeons who perform facial plastic surgery. The facelift surgeon targets the mid face and performs the surgery in deeper tissue layers of the face, jawline and neck to achieve long lasting facial rejuvenation.
An endoscopic brow lift is performed to help correct a heavy or sagging brow and wrinkles in the forehead region. The procedure can give the upper third of your face a more youthful, refreshed appearance with minimal scarring and a relatively quick recovery period. An endoscopic brow lift is performed with a device called an endoscope that contains a tiny camera.
A mini facelift is a modified version of the anti-aging surgery known as a full facelift or traditional facelift. Despite its name, a mini facelift is still an invasive surgical procedure that involves making incisions (cuts) to remove excess skin, pull up loose and sagging skin, and recontour and redistribute facial fat.