Patients who wish to rejuvenate the appearance of redundant, sagging facial features - without the lengthy downtimes associated with older traditional facelift - can often achieve their desired results thru the QuickLift™ procedure. QuickLift is a less invasive alternative that makes use of shorter, less conspicuous incisions, briefer procedure and recovery times; while producing superb full face and neck results.
This procedure is most often performed on men and women between the ages of 40 and 80 - who are seeking to improve the appearance of sagging skin caused by a loss of elasticity, mid-face volume descent, and loss of the angle between chin and neck. Dr. Kelley will determine whether or not this procedure is right for your face and neck - and after discussing your goals for treatment with you. The QuickLift procedure can also be combined with other treatments to maximize results.
During the QuickLift procedure, an incision is made from behind the temporal hairline, in front of the ear, within the ear, and just behind the lobule of the ear. The resulting scar is very difficult to find. Dr. Kelley will gently lift and tighten the tissue under the skin using absorbable sutures. Once the desired changes have been made, any redundant skin is removed and the incision closed - again with absorbable sutures. Treatment is customized for each individual patient to produce a marked improvement without drastically altering the patient's appearance.
Quicklift is performed as and Outpatient, under a light general anesthetic, and depending on the extent of correction required - -approximated 2-21/2 hours is required.
Recovery from QuickLift
After the QuickLift procedure, patients may experience mild pain, swelling and bruising for several weeks. Dr. Kelley will prescribe pain medication, but most patients find relief using over-the-counter Tylenol. Patients will usually begin to feel comfortable socially within two-three weeks following surgery. Dr. Kelley will see you in the office the day after the procedure and frequently thence after to evaluate your results and recovery.
Results of QuickLift
The results of the QuickLift procedure vary from person to person, but most are able to achieve dramatic, yet natural results that can help them look younger. Unlike the pulled back appearance of some facelifts, the QuickLift elevates the entire lower face and neck.
Despite these long lasting results, it is important for patients to realize that the results of the QuickLift procedure are not permanent, and will not stop aging process. However, patients will continue to look younger than they would have had they not had the procedure.
Risks of QuickLift
While QuickLift is considered safe for most patients, there are certain risks associated within any surgical procedure - such as bleeding, infection, and scarring. These risks are considered rare, and can be further reduced by choosing an experienced surgeon to perform your procedure and by following your surgeon’s instructions before and after your treatment.
To learn more about QuickLift™ and to find out whether or not this procedure is right for you, please call us today to schedule a consultation.