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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

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

Deep plane facelift: Studies have shown that a deep plane lift allows for the most elevation of the underlying tissues. Whether this is the right procedure for you can be determined by a physical examination only. ...Read more

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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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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

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

Yes: Deep plane facelift and standard facelift do improve the nasolabial folds. Another option is to use some deep tissue (smas) taken at facelift to place under the folds to improve them. Ask your surgeon for options. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Paresthesias common: We call those strange sensations "paresthesias." these kind of sensations are not uncommon after facelift surgery. As long as they are not associated with pain, swelling, etc. If you are having any associated problems, be sure to contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are risks of a face lift?

What are risks of a face lift?

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

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How much does a face lift typically cost?

How much does a face lift typically cost?

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

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Will a face lift ever look really natural?

Will a face lift ever look really natural?

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

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How long is the recovery after a full face lift?

How long is the recovery after a full face lift?

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

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I want to know what's the face lift diet and does it work?

I want to know what's the face lift diet and does it work?

Forget Facelift Diet: No diet will replace a facelfit. Marked weight loss results in extra facial skin in many. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any success with that lifestyle face lift?

Can you tell me about any success with that lifestyle face lift?

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

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Please answer! What product helps skin look like it has had a face lift?

Face lift: No product can make you look like you have had a face lift. ...Read more

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How long does the lifestyle face lift last, in terms of months or years.?

How long does the lifestyle face lift last, in terms of months or years.?

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

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Do you think getting a face lift at 50 is okay or should I just let nature take its course?

Do you think getting a face lift at 50 is okay or should I just let nature take its course?

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

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Is a face lift permanent? Will the results of my facelift be permanent, or will I have to have it redone eventually? .

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

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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? .

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

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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?

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 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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Is it possible to have a face lift without surgery?

Is it possible to have a face lift without surgery?

No: There is no non-operative treatment that duplicates the result of a facelift. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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