Tag Archives Facelift

Liquid Facelift

Many clinics now offer non-surgical ‘liquid facelifts’ with the promise of immediate results. Reducing wrinkles and restoring volume without the downtime associated with traditional plastic surgery may sound appealing, but are these new techniques really that effective? “In general, women start thinking about facelifts in their late forties to early fifties,” says plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Frederick from Palm Beach Gardens, FL.…

lunchtime-facelift

This new procedure -- using skin-suspending strings -- may soon be as popular as fillers for fixing sagging skin. Just don’t call it “a thread lift.” In this day of technological innovations in cosmetic surgery, one question is on many prospective patients' lips: why go under the knife if I don’t have to? Many of the newest procedures are virtually…

non-surgical facelift

With the range of current technologies and procedures available, people don’t want to, or more importantly, don’t have to, go under the knife.  If your goal is to restore your youthful glow, you can use a combination of non-surgical procedures to achieve a natural looking facelift without surgery, even well into your 60s. In many cases, you can even schedule…

Compression Garments

Compression garments are most commonly associated with body contouring procedures, but they are also used after facial plastic surgery. By providing increased comfort and circulation, surgical compression garments help speed up the healing process. Popular brands include Marena, Caromed, and Isavela, but in some cases a simple roll of ACE bandage is all it takes. Most invasive cosmetic procedure, like…

Malar Festoon

Festoons are areas of swollen skin in the cheek region that are typically associated with aging, sun exposure, and genetics. Eyelid bags and festoons are both age-related and often exist together, which can make it difficult to distinguish them. Laser skin resurfacing, radiofrequency, and some creams may improve the appearance of festoons, although surgery has a higher success rate. According to the…

Thread lift

The thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses threads to lift the face. Modern threads are absorbable by the body and they promote collagen formation. Results are not as dramatic as what can be achieved with a surgical facelift. What is the thread lift? A thread lift is a minimally invasive office procedure in which suture threads like…

Pixie ears are a tell-tale sign of having had a facelift. This defect occurs when too much tension is placed on the ear after the procedure. Surgeons have developed numerous methods over the years to address pixie ears. In rare cases, pixie ears can be congenital. Like bunny lines and trout pouts, the pixie ear is another in a long…

FaceTite

FaceTite is a less-invasive alternative for those who don’t want to have a facelift. Candidates for FaceTite include those with sagging, loose skin in the face and neck areas. The procedure is less painful than Ultherapy and Thermage, with more dramatic results. What is FaceTite? FaceTite is a bladeless, scarless surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency technology to improve skin laxity…

MACS Lift

The minimal access cranial suspension lift, or MACS lift, is a minimally invasive facelift procedure. The advantages of the MACS lift include shorter surgery time, faster recovery, and minimal scarring. The MACS lift is ideal for younger patients with better skin elasticity. Patients with “bulky” necks or skin laxity -- typically older patients -- may be better off with another…

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