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How much bruising and swelling will I have after the lifestyle lift? Is swelling less than a traditional facelift? I would like to lift my eyes and reduce my wrinkles. I was looking at having a facelift and then heard about the lifestyle lift. Is one proc

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask Surgeon.

Much will depend on exactly what procedure is being planned; therefore, best to ask your chosen surgeon about realistic expectations when it comes to the amount/duration of swelling postoperatively.

In brief: Ask Surgeon.

Much will depend on exactly what procedure is being planned; therefore, best to ask your chosen surgeon about realistic expectations when it comes to the amount/duration of swelling postoperatively.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: As much

Bruising and swelling may as much as in a classical facelift but the result might not be as good or durable.
It does not lift your eyelids. You will need a blepharoplasty to improve your eyes.

In brief: As much

Bruising and swelling may as much as in a classical facelift but the result might not be as good or durable.
It does not lift your eyelids. You will need a blepharoplasty to improve your eyes.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Brand not technique

The lifestyle lift is a brand and not a particular technique.
It is not unlike saying will i get the same haircut each and every time i go to supercuts! there are hundreds of surgeons and therefore hundreds if different techniques not to mention the patient variations in response. The degree of bruising is a function of the technique, pre-op preparations, and patient's own bruising tendencies.

In brief: Brand not technique

The lifestyle lift is a brand and not a particular technique.
It is not unlike saying will i get the same haircut each and every time i go to supercuts! there are hundreds of surgeons and therefore hundreds if different techniques not to mention the patient variations in response. The degree of bruising is a function of the technique, pre-op preparations, and patient's own bruising tendencies.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Facelift swelling

If you follow your surgeon's perioperative instructions about what medications and supplements to avoid, you can minimize your bruising and swelling.
Most patients re sociable after a week or so after a facelift if they are compliant.

In brief: Facelift swelling

If you follow your surgeon's perioperative instructions about what medications and supplements to avoid, you can minimize your bruising and swelling.
Most patients re sociable after a week or so after a facelift if they are compliant.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Mini versus regular

The skin flap raised in a mini lift is shorter than a traditional lift so the healing is quicker, but the results may not be as long lasting. Neither lift will treat the eyes, so a blepharoplasty would be needed with either alternative to treat the eyelids.

In brief: Mini versus regular

The skin flap raised in a mini lift is shorter than a traditional lift so the healing is quicker, but the results may not be as long lasting. Neither lift will treat the eyes, so a blepharoplasty would be needed with either alternative to treat the eyelids.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It DEpends

There is currently controversy ask your surgeon.

In brief: It DEpends

There is currently controversy ask your surgeon.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: A

A liftestyle lift is basically a type of minilift that is done without general anesthesia.
Swelling may be less with any mini-facelift as less work is done but your results may also be affected as well. Whether a mini facelift is right for you depends on your current anatomy. Importantly, a mini-facelift (or traditional facelift for that matter) won't life your eyes or treat wrinkles. A blepharoplasty improves the eyelids. There are many options when it comes to wrinkle treatment (resurfacing, filler, topicals such as retin-a) that depend on the type of wrinkles and location. To get a better sense of what treatment(s) would best serve your concerns you should consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who has expertise in performing treatmens such as these on the face.

In brief: A

A liftestyle lift is basically a type of minilift that is done without general anesthesia.
Swelling may be less with any mini-facelift as less work is done but your results may also be affected as well. Whether a mini facelift is right for you depends on your current anatomy. Importantly, a mini-facelift (or traditional facelift for that matter) won't life your eyes or treat wrinkles. A blepharoplasty improves the eyelids. There are many options when it comes to wrinkle treatment (resurfacing, filler, topicals such as retin-a) that depend on the type of wrinkles and location. To get a better sense of what treatment(s) would best serve your concerns you should consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who has expertise in performing treatmens such as these on the face.
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
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