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23 Doctor Answers | Asked by susie49 in Britian
The best facelifts do not do minimal work. They do a lot of work. They lift, readjust volume, add volume to deficient regions, and are often combined with many ancillary procedures such as skin resurfacing. If you are limiting your results by selecting a procedure that is "less invasive", you may save yourself 48-72 hours of healing time, but be troubled with the sub-par rejuvenation or excessive scarring for the rest of your life. Most surgeons would agree that a well...
I hear this question every day and every day I give a very long answer to this seemingly simple question. I am always surprised when somebody can guarantee their facelift, or mini facelift for 8-15 years. I cannot. First of all, I do not know what the terms “longevity”, or “how long it lasts” truly mean. Once the facelift surgery has been performed and deep muscle, also known as SMAS, had been lifted and properly secured, it is not going to just relax and...
These techniques usually last well; generally at least 7-12 years, but so much depends on how a person ages, skin elasticity, weight fluctuations, general heath.
I receive questions like this often from patients trying not to make a mistake. Forget about what technique the doctor says he uses, since you'll be asleep and won't know what he does anyway! My son can show you pictures and diagrams of facelifts or noses---he knows nothing about these, but is very good with a computer. Instead, find a surgeon you trust, shows you one year photographs or longer of his results, and lets you see real patients who have had a facelift by him or her. That's what...
The variation of the mini lift known as the MACS lift is a good tool. What I have found is that by making certain modifications of the technique (such as adding a SMAS excision and a mid face lift) I can get at solid lift that will last 5-7 years. At the end of the day its nit the particular technique used but the surgeon who is doing it!
The long term outcome of every surgery, whether it be a face lift, brow lift, tummy tuck or breast lift depends on many factors. The patients genetics, skin health (sun damage and overall tone), systemic health, weight, use of tobacco and alcohol and post operative care all play a role in the long term outcome. Every surgery has it's place and time. In an attempt to decrease down time but with the same results, several techniques have been developed. The PSP or platysmal SMAS plication...
The longevity of facial rejuvenation procedures depends upon a variety of factors. These include; the patients genetics, environmental exposures and the quality of the surgical craftsmanship. It’s important to remember that these procedures set the clock back, but never stop it from ticking. The MACS and PSP are two options that are available for the treatment of facial aging. These procedures have been designed to address laxity of the underlying muscles and fascia in a minimally...
A minimal facelift will last a minimal amount of time. A good facelift with neck lift and SMAS elevation and transfer will last all of your life. You will always look about 10 years younger than others at your age. That is, at 50 your will look 40 and at 60 you will look 50 and so on.
The PSP or MACS Facelift are mini facelifts. If the surgeon does not perform considerable work on the SMAS, the duration will be less than 5 years and sometime no more than a year or two. If the surgeon performs considerable work on the SMAS, the results will be consistent with a traditional facelift.
Dear lady, as the co-author of the MACS-lift technique I can tell you that after over 10 year's experience and over 1000 cases operated we can safely state that the MACS-lift has a longevity comparable to any more invasive (read "more risky") procedure such as deep plane facelifts, composite facelift, etc.. There has been a study on identical twins where one twin was treated with a "complex" technique and the other with a "minimally invasive"...