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8 Doctor Answers | Asked by Alliegirl in Seattle , WA.
Hello Alliegirl, The Lifestyle Lift and Quick Lift are similar in some ways and different in others. Similarities: Both procedures have an incision that starts at the front of the ear and goes under the earlobe and then behind the ear. Both can be undertaken with local anesthesia and mild sedation Both involve removal of excess skin Both address aging changes in the the lower third of the face Both require additional procedures to fully address the neck if muscle bands are present (ie....
I encourage the readers of Real Self who are considering facial rejuvenation to read an excellent article published in the New York Times June 3rd. The article pertains to "branded" facelifts: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/04/fashion/04SKIN.html
A lifestyle lift and Quicklift are a modified limited scar facelift often done by doctors that are not plastic surgeons. I would recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Given the overwhelmingly negative blogs and comments on this website alone why patients are still undergoing and contemplating these mini-lifts, including the two procedures described above? What is the advantage of making all the incisions of a real facelift but just performing small undermining? You can see by the posts it is not scarring. Closing incisions under tension causes pressure on the incisions to open up or widen. Wide hypertrophic scars tend to be unsightly, depigment,...
Buyer beware: a number of ‘limited incision’ and ‘quick recovery’ facelift procedures are currently marketed to patients with names like “The Quicklift”, “The Lifestyle Lift”, “The Weekend Facelift”, “The S Lift”, “The MACS Lift”, etc. As with most things in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. In my opinion, the results of surgery are in direct proportion to the time and effort that the...
Many patients will seek techniques that sometimes sound too good to be true. A nice facelift will address excess, lax skin as well as the underlying soft tissues/muscles. Techniques that utilize too much tension on the skin will lead to undesireable, tell-tale signs of a bad facelift.
Don't be gullible. Read the reviews of unhappy patients. The operation done by a board certified plastic surgeon customizes the operation to your aging pattern and gives a better result. Tightening the muscleis only a small part of a successful operation. You didnt buy "the perfect pancake maker" Why would you buy this See my video on Beauty Bites attached
In my opinion it is the skill and quality of the doctors work that is most important rather than the catchy name of the procedure.. These two attributes are from extensive training as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Facial Plastic Surgeon who has spent a major portion of his/her career specializing in facial aesthetic procedures.Having a decade or more experience in a busy practice is also helpful to hone the surgeons skill level. I found a New York Times article...