We don’t know about you, but for us, the term ‘ponytail facelift’ evokes images of someone rocking an Ariana-esque ponytail: a sky-high, super slick, and super-tight ponytail that basically pulls their entire face up and back. But, well, that’s not entirely incorrect. The meaning behind its breezy name is apparently two-fold. First, the lift’s effects are meant to mimic that of fastening one’s hair into a tight, high ponytail, pulling the skin upward to create a more elevated and youthful appearance. Second, the procedure is designed to offer the benefits of a facelift without the scars of a traditional facelift, so you can easily wear a ponytail right after it.
The technique is gaining crazy popularity and is cementing a covetable status among the beauty crowd. Interest in checking out the new fad in question? Keep scrolling to know everything about this trendy treatment.
A ponytail facelift is actually a minimally-invasive lift done through small surgical cuts in order to mimic the look of the face when our hair is pulled in a high, tight ponytail. In contrast to the traditional facelift where the incisions are placed around the ears. In the case of a ponytail facelift, the incisions are placed entirely within the hairline so you can easily wear a ponytail after surgery without worrying about the appearance of scars. However, experts are quick to point out that this is a marketing term and not a standard medical term.
The primary benefit is a lifting of the midface, temples, and jowls. As the procedure concentrates on the midface and doesn’t involve skin excision, it’s best for folks with earlier signs of ageing. It’s important to note that while a ponytail lift makes your mid-face look lifted, it’s not going to address concerns that a traditional facelift can – thing saggy skin or the neck.
The standard preparation protocol that applies to most plastic surgery also applies here. This means no smoking for at least one month prior, not eating anything after midnight the night before your surgery, and being at a healthy weight. It’s important to make sure that your facial skin is in good condition. Also, in order to heal, it’s best to carve out some time after the surgery to recover.
While the process slightly varies from surgeon to surgeon since it’s not a textbook medical process. However, in general, it involves making small hidden incisions along the hairline area. The deeper structures are lifted and suspended into a more favourable position. This is a surgery that’s performed under general anesthesia.
The major point of difference is where the incisions aka surgical cuts are made. A traditional facelift will lead to longer, deeper scars around the ear and into the scalp. However, modern versions do come with minimal scarring. Still, the placement of incisions gives is responsible for giving the doctors the ability to remove loose skin, lift the lower face, and address the neck during a traditional facelift, whereas that can’t be done in the case of a ponytail facelift. On the other hand, since a ponytail facelift is minimally-invasive, the scope of the procedure is lesser than that of a traditional one. Thus, the recovery is a bit quicker.
Celebs are going nuts for it!
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