Doctor insights on:
Plane Face Lift
Will a deep plane face lift take more years off my face than a traditional face lift? As I've gotten older, it seems as though my cheeks are sliding down, and the area around my mouth looks heavier. Is a deep plane face lift the right choice to help with
Is a deep plane face lift the best option for me to get rid of the lines from my nose to the corners of my mouth? I've heard that a deep plane face lift is more successful for removing deep wrinkles around the nose and mouth. What kind of results are typi
Would a deep plane face lift leave me with less sensation in my face? I had a breast lift years ago, so I know that cosmetic surgery can cause some loss of feeling in the treatment area. I'd like to reduce the sagging in my cheeks and around my mouth with
Deep plane mini face lift day 5. Why am I feeling strange sensation like a worm under my skin going along hair and suture line? Both sides. Like slow droplets of water moving down. Is this the swelling receding?
Many but not common: There are many risks which sound intimindating but fortunately these are not common and include the possibility of infection, bleeding, wound breakdown, pain, numbness, tingling, partial or complete, temporary or permanent sensory and/or motor nerve injury, loss of hair in scar line, over correction, under correction, asymmetry, need for subsequent secondary revisionary procedures, and more... ...Read more
Facelift cost: There are many types of facelifts. The prices varies by procedure, surgeon and location. Your best bet would be to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Definitely: Modern facelift surgery usually does look quite natural. In the past, facelift usually meant pulling the skin tight. That lead to a stretched or "windblown" look that was not natural. Contemporary facelift involves tightening and lifting the deeper structures in the face and neck rather than pulling the skin tight. This not only lasts longer but it is safer and also much more natural looking. ...Read more
1-2 weeks typically: For most patients, at 2 weeks post-op most of the initial bruising and swelling will have resolved. At this point most patients feel great about returning to daily activities. Sutures typically come out 1 week after surgery. Being black tie event ready usually takes around 4 weeks to allow the incisions to heal nicely. ...Read more
LifeStyle Lift Chain: Lifestyle lift is a national chain of doctors rather than a specific technique. Their literature indicates that most are ENT or plastic surgery and not all are board certified., the surgery is office based and without general or IV sedation. ...Read more
Face lift: No product can make you look like you have had a face lift. ...Read more
Surgery Brand ID: In my opinion, this is not a standardized operation. It is essentially a place where surgeons are hired to perform a short scar facelift on patients provided by lifestyle lift marketing efforts. While some of these surgeons may possess excellent skills, it may not be consistent which is not unlike a "supercuts" or "great clips" approach applied to surgery. I understand they are trying to improve. ...Read more
It's personal!: The decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure at any given age, is entirely personal. Most patients elect to have surgery when they want to feel better about themselves. This often will improve self-esteem and confidence. It is truly not dependent on a specific age, especially since we all age at different rates and varying degrees. ...Read more
Is a face lift permanent? Will the results of my facelift be permanent, or will I have to have it redone eventually? .
Clock keeps rockin': As one my my professors use to say: " you can turn back the hands of time, but the clock keeps ticking". While a facelift may make you look younger, you will continue to age and 10 years later you are still likely to have permanent effects of the facelift but it does not mean that you will stay frozen at a fixed age. ...Read more
Will people be able to tell I've had a face lift? How subtle are the changes after a face lift? Will it be obvious that I've had one? .
Natural appearances: The biggest concerns I hear from my patients are: will I have visible scars and will it look like I had a facelift. The answer to these are no, when performed properly. This is art as much as it is science so a capable surgeon will create a refreshed unoperated look. Feel free to evaluate pictures of actual patients and speak with them as well. The only facelifts you can see are bad ones. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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