Everything You Need To Know About Ponytail Facelift
Chances are you have tried the ponytail hairstyle before, but have you noticed the tightening effect it gives to your face? Turns out that the lovely ponytail hairdo gives us a fake facelift. Yep, you heard it right. And this is where the “ponytail facelift” procedure came from. It is a minimally invasive procedure, the results of which mimic the way your face looks when your hair is slicked into a high and tight ponytail. How is it done and do you need it? Here is everything you need to know.
What Is A Ponytail Facelift?
It is a form of facelift which gives the results as if you are drawing your hair upwards tightly in a ponytail fashion, thereby drawing your face skin as vertically as possible. Note that it is not a new procedure and the term “ponytail facelift” is only a marketing one. The technique involves small incisions behind the ears through which doctors perform a minimally-invasive lift.
I am A Candidate?
You are considered a candidate if you don’t have major skin laxity in the neck and jowl, and if your goal is to have more volume or to lift the upper face, cheeks, eyelids, and brow area. That said, it is not for older people who may have severe jowling and neck laxity. A regular facelift works better for these people.
Ponytail Facelift VS. Traditional Facelift
Choosing the right procedure for you will actually depend on your goal. As we said if your goal is to tighten the severe saggy lower face then the classic facelift is your best choice. But if you want to tighten the mid-face then the ponytail facelift is the way to go. Although the ponytail facelift lacks the flexibility of a traditional facelift, it is still a great option for patients with minimal issues.
The ponytail facelift includes a shorter recovery time and will give you a refreshed natural look with no visible scars and results lasting from five to ten years. Also, you will need only one week for recovery compared to the regular facelift which needs at least two weeks of recovery.