Quicklift® Mini Face Lift
Pittsburgh, PA | Columbus, OH
The QuickLift® Mini Face Lift in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH, is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure that gently lifts the mid to lower face and tightens the neck and jaw line, resulting in a firmer, refreshed, more youthful appearance.
Often called the "weekend facelift", the QuickLift can be performed on a Friday, and in many cases, patients feel comfortable returning to work as early as Monday or Tuesday. Recovery time may vary as some patients may elect to have additional facial rejvenation treatments performed at the same time.
The procedure in Pittsburgh and Columbus delivers results similar to those obtained through traditional lower face lift surgery but with a lower likelihood of complications, a faster recovery and lasting results.
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The QuickLift Mini Face Lift:
The QuickLift Mini Face Lift surgery is performed at The Skin Center Medical Spa's outpatient surgical facility in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH. Performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation, the QuickLift Mini Face Lift surgery takes about an hour and may be combined with other types of facial rejuvenation treatments for enhanced results.
Benefits of QuickLift Mini Face Lift Surgery:
- Quick Outpatient Procedure
- Local Anesthesia or Twilight Sedation
- Minimal Downtime
- Natural-looking Results
- Immediate and Lasting Improvement
Developed by Pittsburgh native, Dominic Brandy, MD, board-certified cosmetic surgeon and founding medical director of The Skin Center Medical Spa, the procedure begins with a small incision that is made just inside the hairline beginning at the temple and continuing downward along the tragus of the ear and finishing around the earlobe into the nape hair.
The underlying connective tissue and facial muscles are lifted upward and suspended using a double purse-string suture technique, which immediately lifts the face, enhances the appearance of the jaw line and upper neck, and makes the results from the procedure long lasting.
The excess skin is carefully removed, and the incision is meticulously closed under magnification using a suturing technique designed to reduce tension and minimize any visible scarring.
This relatively quick outpatient mini facelift procedure may be performed with local anesthesia or twilight sedation, making it virtually painless with minimal bleeding, and less bruising and swelling.
Bruising and swelling from the procedure are minimal for most people. Healing time varies from person to person and can last from three to five days up to two weeks or longer in a small percentage of patients.
The QuickLift Mini Face Lift is often called the "weekend facelift" as some people are able to have the procedure on a Thursday or Friday and return to work the following Monday, depending on their occupations.
Most patients, however, feel comfortable resuming their normal lifestyles in one or two weeks. If additional facial rejuvenation procedures are performed in conjunction with the QuickLift face lift surgery, the recovery time may be prolonged.
Prescription pain medication is provided, however, many individuals say that an over-the-counter pain reliever is all that is needed. In addition to mild discomfort, some people may experience temporary bruising, which can be camouflaged with makeup three days following the face lift surgery. To minimize swelling, patients are encouraged to sleep with their head elevated for the first week and to apply cold compresses the first 48 hours.
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How long will the QuickLift Mini Face Lift results last?
It can erase five years or more from a person's appearance; however, afterwards, the normal aging process will resume. Lifestyle choices, bone structure, skin type, exposure to sun and heredity all play a role in determining how long lasting the result will be.
Who are the best candidates for the QuickLift Mini Facelift?
Ideally, the best candidates for the procedure are healthy men and women between 40 and 65+ years old with mild to moderate lower facial / neck laxity (looseness). These individuals usually lead busy lives, which demands more immediate results and minimal downtime.
What other facial rejuvenation treatments can be performed with the Quicklift Mini Face Lift?
The results from the procedure can be further enhanced by addressing other facial aging issues. It is commonly performed in combination with one or more of the following treatments:
Are there risks associated with Cosmetic Surgery procedures?
Men and women of all ages choose cosmetic surgery for a number of reasons and the process of deciding to have elective cosmetic plastic surgery is highly individualized and very personal. This decision can offer lasting improvement not only to an individual's physical appearance, but also to their self-confidence and self-esteem. However, choosing to have any type of elective surgery, including cosmetic surgery is not without risk and potential complications.
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