Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lifestyle Lift Versus Traditional Facelifts

Speaking of facelifts, should you opt for a traditional facelift or a procedure like The Lifestyle Lift?

The Lifestyle Lift

The Lifestyle Lift is a minimally-invasive procedure that can reduce the signs of aging around your face and neck. Specifically, The Lifestyle Lift can reduce or eliminate deep wrinkles and creases, loose skin, sagging or baggy eyes, the "turkey neck" phenomenon, hanging jowls, and more.
The Lifestyle Lift works best for younger people (in their 40s or 50s), but is also suitable for people in their 60's, 70's and 80's looking for facial anti-aging treatments. The Lifestyle Lift may help avoid the need for a traditional or 'full' facelift when older. However for patients with more jowling and loose neck skin The Lifestyle Lift only brings temporary results.

Quick Facts:
  • The Lifestyle Lift is minimally invasive
  • The Lifestyle Lift typically causes much less scarring
  • The Lifestyle Lift is performed under local anesthesia
  • The Lifestyle Lift allows for much faster recovery time
  • The Lifestyle Lift is relatively inexpensive
  •  The Lifestyle Lift is only performed by board-certified or board eligible doctors
Traditional Facelifts

Involving larger incisions, traditional facelifts are performed under general anesthesia. They require a very skilled surgeon for optimal results and the recovery times are much longer. Traditional facelifts remove excess fat, tighten underlying muscles, and re-drape the skin of the face and neck; they can be performed in isolation, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.
As a procedure, the traditional facelift is likely to offer a far greater change but with the attendant issues of longer recovery times, scarring, and, in the case of a procedure-gone-wrong, much higher expenses for corrective surgery and suchlike. Overall expenses are also higher. With The Lifestyle Lift, the signs of aging can perhaps be speedily addressed; and the advantages of quick recovery time, minimal invasion and scarring are hard to beat.

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