|OVERVIEW QUICKLIFT™ FACE/NECK LIFT EYELID SURGERY BROW LIFT SMOOTHER SKIN FILLERS SKIN CANCER||
The 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.™
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UNDERSTANDING THE QUICKLIFT PROCEDURE
Facelifts and other facial rejuvenation techniques have been around for a hundred years. Over this time period, 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 shorter procedure and much faster recovery time. A consultation with Dr. Alexander will help you understand more about how the QuickLift™ differs from traditional facelifts, helping you decide if it is right for you, or if another procedure can better achieve your desired look, such as a filler.
Thirty years ago, facelift procedures 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 can be 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, similar to a traditional facelift, 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 further rejuvenate the face are a brow lift to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, an 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. However, they may help postpone the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate. 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.