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Thread Face Lift
How long do the results of a thread face lift typically last? I'm starting to see my face "slide." will a thread face lift at my age (38) take care of the problem so i won't need surgery later on, or is it just a temporary fix?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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