Face lift or Rhytidectomy is a type of cosmetic surgery aims  to provide a more youthful facial appearance. This surgical procedure involves removing the excess facial skin with or without tightening of the underlying tissues. After this the surgeon re-draped the skin  onto the patient’s neck and face. Rhytidectomy is usually performed alongside eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or any other facial procedures like rhinoplasty (nose surgery). So, the procedure offers the overall perfect face makeover. Cosmetic Surgery Clinics all over the world claim that Rhytidectomy is the sixth most popular aesthetic procedure as per the 2011 report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Different Types of Rhytidectomy Procedures

In the field or Rhytidectomy or Facelift, there are different types of procedures. The basic difference amongst them is the extent and the area of the face that is under treatment  and the type of incision. The age, present medical condition of the areas to be treated and a bunch of other factors decide as to which type of procedure would be the best for the patient. The cosmetic surgeons at Facelift clinic in Dubai will take you through all the steps. They will also tell you as to why they chose a specific type of procedure over the others.


The Superficial MusculoAponeurotic System involves a layer consisting of suspensory ligaments which contain the cheek fat, and thus helping them to remain in their normal posture. The SMAS facial layer can be resuspended and secured to help fight symptoms of aging and also help restore the skin which has been sagging due to gravity caused laxity.


Deep-Plane Facelift

This procedure differs from the SMAS Lift as it offers a more comprehensive and deeper nasolabial fold.  Many cosmetic surgeons believe that the SMAS Lift is an effective procedure. However, a lot of experts suggest that the Deep-plane facelift better addresses nasolabial fold rather than the SMAS lift.

Composite FaceLift

Composite FaceLift is another procedure for Rhytidectomy and it differs from the deep plane facelift as it uses a deeper layer of tissue to mobilize and reposition under the skin. The basic difference is the fixation and extra repositioning of the orbicularis oculi muscle. This procedure was developed on the concept that the face ages as one dynamic unit rather than various isolated and independent units.

Mid FaceLift

As the name suggests, the surgeons performs this procedure in the mid face area especially between the cheeks. With aging, this mid face area flattens giving a woman much more masculine look. This cosmetic surgery is recommended for people who have started showing the above mentioned signs of aging without any much jowling or sagging skin in the neck area. This procedure is ideal for people whose cheeks start sagging and the nasolabial area has skin folds or laxity.


This procedure is the least invasive kind of facelift out there in the market. It is quite similar to a full facelift. However, the only difference is the absence of the neck area from this procedure. This is a temporary solution to the aging of the face. The surgeon usually advise this procedure for people who have developed nasolabial folds and sagging facial features but have not developed any aging signs in the neck region.

Subperiosteal FaceLift

This technique of facelift is performed by lifting the soft facial tissues vertically. Then it thereby separates  it from the underlying facial bones and offers a much more aesthetic appearance. This procedure also corrects the sagging cheeks and deep nasolabial folds.

Skin-Only FaceLift

With Skin-only Facelift, the surgeon only uplifts the face, not the underlying muscles and tissues. This is one of the favourite options for the patients as it involves less complications and a quicker recovery time.

MACS FaceLift

Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Lift or MACS facelift for short form is among the best procedures. This is because it involves less risk as compared to other types of procedures and also there is less risk of nerve damage and bleeding. This procedure helps correct the sagging facial features via a short, minimal incision. This helps elevate the skin vertically by suspending it from above. 

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