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QUICKLIFT™ vs facelift in san diego OVERVIEW

Not like a Facelift in San Diego a QuickLift™ is a revolutionary procedure that tightens loose skin in the cheeks, jaw line, and neck in a less invasive way. The procedure, first performed in California by Dr. Alexander in 2004, delivers impressive results similar to a traditional facelift with fewer complications and a quicker recovery. Alexander Cosmetic Surgery is the only practice in San Diego licensed to perform the QuickLift.™

For more information about our our QuickLift™ procedure, please contact us online or call us at We look forward to helping you look your best.

A Wealth of Information

Click on the links below for more info on all aspects of this procedure.

Becoming Informed

Find out how to select a surgeon and what you need to know about QuickLift.

Preparing for Surgery

Learn if you are a candidate for a QuickLift, with it costs, and inportant procedure terms.

The Procedure

Get educated about anesthesia and get a step-by-step guide to how the surgery is performed.

Your Recovery

Learn what to expect from your QuickLift results.


Facelifts and other facial rejuvenation techniques have been around for over a hundred years. Over this time procedures have become more advanced, offering more and more options to those who want to look younger and more vibrant as they age.

In the last ten years, a new development that achieves quick, effective tightening of the deeper facial tissue has spawned a new breed of mini-facelift. In years past a mini-facelift just meant “doing less,” and it was common for surgeons to tell patients, “If you do a mini lift, you will get mini results.” However, today mini-facelifts have the ability to provide similar, long-lasting results that previously could only be obtained by a full facelift.

One such procedure is the QuickLift,™ a less invasive procedure that provides similar results as a traditional face-lift, but with a quicker procedure and quicker recovery time. Sound too good to be true? A consultation with Dr. Alexander will help you understand more about how the QuickLift™ differs from traditional facelifts helping you decide if a QuickLift™ is right for you.

Thirty years ago, face-lift procedures basically entailed tightening just the skin. In time, plastic surgeons recognized that longer-lasting and more natural results could be obtained by tightening the superficial muscles of the face, the SMAS. These procedures are effective but require much more technical skill and time, and there is a greater risk of complications.

The QuickLift™ offers a less intrusive method for tightening these same SMAS tissues. The procedure takes only about 90 minutes to perform, and most patients find that they can recover in about a week. The natural appearance results from modern tightening of tissues, but without the same risks, swelling, and recovery time associated with traditional facelifts.

A QuickLift™ doesn't stop the aging process, but turns back the clock on your face and age. Once healed, the face continues to age at a normal pace. If you look ten years younger after a QuickLift™, it will take about ten years or more for your face to age back to the preoperative condition.

Procedures often performed in conjunction with a QuickLift™ to rejuvenate the face are Brow Lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, Eyelid Lift to rejuvenate aging eyes, and chemical or laser peels to smooth sun-damaged skin.

A QuickLift™ can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, such as peels or fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift in San Diego becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery. Thread lifts, also known as Feather Lifts and Contour Lifts, have proven to be very ineffective, because no skin is removed. These procedures have not stood the test of time and have essentially been abandoned.



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