Fighting premature signs of aging can be a tough job, especially when sun exposure and the environment conspire to reveal your true age via wrinkles, sagging skin, and a loss of elasticity. There are many skin care products out there promising a more youthful appearance. But facial cosmetic surgery is the only option guaranteed to deliver dramatic, long-term results.

Two of the most popular choices for facial rejuvenation are the facelift and the mid facelift, both of which are intended to reveal a more youthful, firm look through wrinkle reduction. If you desire, an eyelid lift, neck lift or a brow lift can be performed at the same time to enhance the effects of either procedure. Here are a few details about these options to help you decide which one might work for you.


This surgery works by tightening the facial skin around the hairline to produce a smooth skin surface on the lower face and upper neck. Incisions are made in the hairline and along the ear, so there is little visible scarring. Skin is tightened and excess skin and fat are removed during the procedure. If you have sagging skin around the mouth, jawline, and cheeks, this may be your ideal choice.

Mid Facelift

A mid facelift, also referred to as a “cheeklift,” focuses on the central area of the face (under the eyes and around the cheeks) and is a less invasive procedure than the full facelift. After placing small incisions in the hairline, your surgeon will gently lift sagging skin around the cheeks, remove excess fat, and reduce smile lines by tightening the skin. This may be the right cosmetic option for you if you would like a more noticeable improvement than facial fillers offer, but a more subtle change than the full facelift provides.

Choosing Your Surgeon

Keep in mind that the plastic surgeon you choose to perform your facial rejuvenation procedure can mean a world of difference in the personal service you receive as well as your surgical outcome. When you choose a highly skilled, experienced doctor like the Bay Area’s Dr. Robert Aycock, you improve your chances of having a positive experience with great results.

If you are curious about facial plastic surgery, take a look at some before and after photos from the plastic surgery office of Dr. Robert Aycock.

Learn more about your facial makeover options and set up a consultation to find out how knowledgeable cosmetic teams can help you reach your anti-aging goals. Please contact Dr. Robert Aycock today for your confidential cosmetic surgery consultation.

—Lindsey Kesel, Cosmetic Surgery Consultant