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How long is the recovery from an ultrasound facelift?

Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
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How long is the recovery from an ultrasound facelift?

You: You are able to return to your normal activities right away, there is no downtime associated with it. I say that 19 of 20 patients can go back to work the next day but there is some swelling. Results will be seen over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Can I have facelift at 60 with a full recovery?

Can I have facelift at 60 with a full recovery?

Of course: Then you will look like a 60 year old person who had her face stretched. Except you will be out about $10,000. Some people really benefit. Be sure you really need it. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments on the horizon that will be less invasive than full facelift with shorter recovery. Need jowels lifted. 58 yrs. Old.

Are there any new treatments on the horizon that will be less invasive than  full facelift with shorter recovery. Need jowels  lifted. 58 yrs. Old.

Not as effective: There are many emerging minimally invasive treatments that achieve skin tightening but they simply are not as effective or permanent as full face lifting. For example, whereas a facelift may achieve an 80-90% improvement, these other techniques may accomplish a 20% tightening effect. However shorter scar face lifts can achieve excellent control of the jowl region. ...Read more

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Been trying to get up courage to have a facelift for 4 years concerned about recovery process and downtime. Any suggestions how to get past that?

Been trying to get up courage to have a facelift for 4 years concerned about recovery process and downtime. Any suggestions how to get past that?

Facelift recovery: If you are considering having a facelift, you could ask your surgeon if you could speak with someone who has already had the procedure. Hearing someone else discuss their experience may alleviate your fears. ...Read more

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Md writes that ultherapy treats the same foundation layer that facelift surgery does without the risk, recovery & downtime. True? New gold standard?

I'm sorry, not true!: I am not sure who wrote that but I am sure it is someone who owns and is paying the lease on an ultherapy machine. This is not a substitute for a facelift, most current facelift techniques treat the deeper layers of thef face called the smas. Ultherapy is unlikely to truly tighten the smas. It may supplement the results but is far different in results from a facelift. ...Read more

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In general, how long are each of the incisions for a mid-face facelift? How many incisions? Any way to avoid the long incision lines?

In general, how long are each of the incisions for a mid-face facelift? How many incisions? Any way to avoid the long incision lines?

3 ways: There are typically 3 ways to perform a mid-face lift a.) through the lower eyelid skin incision b.) through the side-burn (temple incision) c.) through the mouth (intra-oral. ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after a facelift?

How long does the pain last after a facelift?

Facelift = Mild Pain: Most of my patients report mild to moderate discomfort, and only in the first couple of days. Most are able to take tylenol (acetaminophen) by that time. Severe pain would be highly unusual and should prompt a visit to your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

About 1 Week: Most will notice a 2-3 day period of swelling and possible bruising. This is usually gone to the point where most observers would not see the "obvious" signs of having had surgery. Pain is mild and usually patients can take plain tylenol (acetaminophen) by the 2nd or 3rd day. Many md's will recommend that you wear a "wrap" garment for several days after the procedure. Most of my patients are back to work at 1 wk. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does it take to recover after a facelift?

Please explain how long does it take to recover after a facelift?

Recovery after facel: Recovery is very individual. I recommend setting yourself up for success. Stop any aspirin, advil, (ibuprofen) fish oil, etc for two weeks prior to the procedure. Watch your salt 3 days before and after. Iced compresses for 48 hours after and then lymphatic drainage treatments to help mobilize swelling. Depending on the combination of procedures 1-2 weeks generally. ...Read more

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How long is it recommended to stop smoking before a facelift, and how long does nicotine stay in blood system?

How long is it recommended to stop smoking before a facelift, and how long does nicotine stay in blood system?

As soon as possible: You should stop smoking for at least 2 weeks before and continue at least 2 weeks after the procedure. Although nicotine only lasts 24 hrs in your system, the detrimental effects may last much longer. Smoking increases risks of complications and prolongs the healing process. Abstaining is one thing that you control that can optimize your results and ensure a safer procedure. ...Read more

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Does facelift always look natural?

Does facelift always look natural?

They should!: Most experienced facelift surgeons aim to deliver natural results. During healing things may look distorted, but with time things relax and swelling resolves. The people you see who do not look natural have usually done too many facelift (3 or more depending on the patient). See a facial plastic surgery expert to get an idea! ...Read more

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Is facelift a very common procedure?

First tell me what: ...You mean "common" & why that's your main concern. ...Read more

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What medicine will be prescribed you after a facelift?

What medicine will be prescribed you after a facelift?

Facelift meds: Dear shermanl, usually, an antibiotic, an antibiotic ointment, something to help you sleep are prescribed. The other medications that may be prescribed are up to your surgeon and what they feel comfortable with. Best, nima shemirani. ...Read more

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Is there any way to have a facelift naturally without surgery?

No: No. Fillers and lasers may help, but only a surgical facelift will produce the lasting results of a facelift. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women undergo a facelift?

Can pregnant women undergo a facelift?

No: Non-essential procedures should be avoided, as the developing child is susceptible to physiologic stresses. Additionally, it is very unlikely a 30 year old would be an appropriate candidate for a facelift. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Facelift (Definition)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in ...Read more