Tag Archives Facelift

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…

after plastic surgery

Swelling is an expected and normal part of the healing process following any surgery, including invasive cosmetic procedures. Depending on the procedure and the patient's overall health, most swelling generally resolves within six months or less. Following your surgeon's aftercare instructions will improve your recovery time and help minimize swelling. Post-surgical swelling is unavoidable, as the body's natural response to…

J Plasma

This procedure uses ionized gas instead of light to resurface the face. Marketed as an alternative to the facelift, J-Plasma is said to have unparalleled results in the non-surgical facial sphere. J-Plasma is so new that much research still needs to be done on its effectiveness over time. Facial rejuvenation is about one thing: looking younger. These procedures promise to erase the…

sagging jowls

Jowls can be reduced through surgical or non-surgical interventions. So-called anti-aging facial exercises are ineffective, and may actually make jowls worse. Regular use of skincare products can help to repair and maintain the skin’s tone and texture. What are jowls? Jowls are the areas of skin and tissue on your face that sag below your chin or jawline. They appear…

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