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Is the microcurrent face lift a risky thing to do?

Is the microcurrent face lift a risky thing to do?

Yes: I think it is a relatively safe procedure.The main risk is to your pocketbook as there is virtually no serious scientific evidence that supports the efficacy of this procedure. Caveat emptor. ...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


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Where do I go to get a microcurrent face lift done?

Where do I go to get a microcurrent face lift done?

Microcurrent facelif: These are generally performed in medical spa settings. I am not aware of any studies truly demonstrating the effectiveness of this technique to achieve a true facelift result. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a microcurrent face lift?

How common is it for someone to need  a microcurrent face lift?

Peels help skin: Peels come as deep, medium and superficial. The deeper the peel the more discomfort and down time one has. Superficial peels can provide good results if done with frequency. Melange peel is a deep peel for pigment problems or the mini melange is no down time but great for pigment and on ethnic skin. Using daily skin care products to exfoliate the skin and depigment it are just as critical. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the microcurrent face lift?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the microcurrent face lift?

Microcurrent facelif: It depends, what did your doctor tell you? If they will give you sedation for the procedure, take someone to drive you home. Clarify with your doctor prior to procedure. ...Read more

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What is a lower face lift?

What is a lower face lift?

A modified facelift: The term face lift is hard to define because different surgeons use different terminology to describe their respective procedures. They use terms like "short scar facelift", "mini-lift", "quick lift", etc. Some of these terms are descriptive, while others just sound appealing and are used for marketing purposes. A lower face generally pertains to a jowl and neck lift and excludes teh upper face. ...Read more

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Is thermage really help with the face lift?

Is thermage really help with the face lift?

Thermage & Facelift: Thermage uses radiofrequency and can help maintain facelift results but cannot replace the benefits of a facelift. By itself you will see modes skin improvement ...Read more

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What is a lifestyle lift face lift procedure?

Franchise concept: This is an attempt to bring the facelift to the masses by reducing cost. Unfortunately unlike many other franchise concepts such as mcdonalds, I am not aware of lifestyle lift providing a consistent uniform product which can be reproduced. Essentially they hire surgeons and pay the reduced fees but provide high volume to compensate their surgeons, . ...Read more

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What is a lower face lift vs any other face lift?

What is a lower face lift vs any other face lift?

Lower facelift: Is a standard facelift, correcting everything from the cheeks on down. Upper facelift is a term sometimes used instead of browlift or forehead lift. Mid-face lift is a specialized correction of the triangular area between the nasolabial crease, eyelid and outer cheek only. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go oversees to get a cheap face lift?

Is it safe to go oversees to get a cheap face lift?

No: I would not suggest it as if you have complications you may end up in trouble. It is a complicated surgery. ...Read more

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Are there any negative side effects from a face lift?

Are there any negative side effects from a face lift?

Nothing specific: but a facelift is a surgical procedure with all the possible complications of any surgical operation, though they are very uncommon. A good consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery shoule answer all of your questions about this procedure. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling last after having a face lift?

Varies: Swelling varies from person to person. Some swell more than others. The surgical technique of the surgeon and the way he handles the tissues will make a difference. In my experience over 90% of my patient are back to work within 2 weeks. The swelling however will last 6-12 weeks on the average. ...Read more

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How long before the swelling goes down after a face lift?

How long before the swelling goes down after a face lift?

Facelift swelling: Recovery is a variable experience and depends on what procedure was done, too. be sure to follow your surgeon's postop instructions. ...Read more

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What to expect from a "lifestyle lift" face lift procedure?

Improvement: Lifestyle lift indicates a mini facelift. They are best for patients with early aging. A standard facelift is better for people with moderate to severe aging. You should expect significant improvement in wrinkles and loose skin of the face, jowls, and neck. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a lower face-lift and not sure I am happy with results?

Unhappy Facelift : A strong patient physician relationship is key. If you are unahappy make an appointment to disuss this and ask if there are options for improvement. ...Read more

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Does face botox is useful for face lift - or it's dangerous for a female 34 years ?

Not equivalent: Botox will relax muscles and soften wrinkles that are caused by those muscles. A facelift will generally not work on the muscles but will reposition fat pads and excise loose or redundant skin ...Read more

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I would like to know, how does procedure to make the dimples on cheek, how much for the cost, and can I do after have face lift 3 years ago?. Thanks

I would like to know, how does procedure to make the dimples on cheek, how much for the cost, and can I do after have face lift 3 years ago?. Thanks

A suture: Creating dimples requires a small incision inside of the cheek, creating a small defect in the cheek muscle and suturing the skin to the inside of the cheek. At first, there is a dimple even at rest and as the suture dissolves, it creates a scar which pulls the skin back with the smile. Thus creating a dimple. Th ethinner the cheek, the better the result. You could do it after a facelift. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a face lift and a mini face lift? What is the difference between a face lift and a "mini lift"? Is the mini lift less invasive? .

What is the difference between a face lift and a mini face lift? What is the difference between a face lift and a "mini lift"? Is the mini lift less invasive?

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How you define it: The term "mini-lift" can mean different things to different people. There is no strict definition of a mini lift. In general this may refer to less invasive techniques or to an"lower" face lift which treats the jawline and upper neck only. Discuss your options with a board cerified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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