Accents Cosmetic Surgery Medical Spa is now offering a new service called the QuickLift. The QuickLift is a minimally invasive facelift focused on the lower regions of the face. It is a great procedure for men or women over 40 who want to look like a more youthful version of themselves. The recovery time is short, and the results will last for years to come.
The first part of the procedure involves making a small S-shaped incision around the ear (so the scar will be hidden once healed). The surgeon then gently lifts and tightens the facial muscles and connective tissue, using a purse-string suture technique. Depending on how elastic the skin is, the surgeon may use up to three concentric purse-string sutures. The surgeon then removes any excess skin and carefully closes the incision.
Depending on what the patient wants, the surgeon may also perform liposuction on the neck and jowl area. A submental tuck, in which a crescent-shaped piece of skin and fat are removed from underneath the chin, may also be performed.
When performed by itself, the QuickLift has a short recovery time—usually only a few days.
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QuickLift® Frequently Asked Questions
QuickLift was introduced nearly two decades ago, in 2004, as a modification and upgrade to the “S-Lift.” In a December 2005 article in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Dominic A. Brandy spoke to the fact that the new procedure corrected a slightly abnormal or mildly unsightly occurrence previously seen in 1 out of 85 patients: a slight post-operative bulge in parts of the face. The Quicklift permanently suspends the underlying structures of the lower face, giving patients a more youthful appearance that is natural-looking and can last for years to come.
What is the QuickLift Recovery Time?
Post-operative recovery from a facelift is usually straightforward. In fact, it’s often called the “weekend facelift” because recovery time is so relatively short. Patients are encouraged to apply cold compresses for the first 48 hours to mitigate swelling, and to sleep with their head elevated for one week following the procedure. In terms of pain relief, while pain medication can be prescribed, most patients find that over-the-counter Tylenol is all they need to relieve any discomfort.
How Long Does A QuickLift Take?
The QuickLift takes roughly two-hours if not paired with another procedure. The QuickLift is a minimally invasive, out-patient face lift procedure most often done under local anesthesia.
How Long Will a QuickLift Last?
As with a standard or typical facelift, results from a QuickLift can last for years. It is generally accepted that the QuickLift often lasts up to 10 years. This of course varies from patient to patient, with the variables being the patients inherent skin type, the make up and the patient’s aftercare. Actions that can prolong the longevity of the QuickLift are: Using Sunscreen, Not Smoking and Using Facial Moisturizers.
Is the QuickLift Painful?
No, QuickLift and its recovery period are not particularly painful. The QuickLift is done under local anesthesia and can be followed up with a prescription for a painkiller, though many patients find that discomfort after a QuickLift can be relieved by over-the-counter Tylenol.
What is the QuickLift Procedure?
The QuickLift procedure is preceded by a consultation with your surgical specialist. You are going to want to discuss your goals with the procedure and your facial ideas: What do you want to achieve through the procedure? In this consultation, a good doctor will let you know what to expect in your particular case and together you will assess the realities of meeting your expectation. While these are likely high, it’s helpful to know potential outcomes before undergoing the procedure.
When expectations and potential anomalies have been fully discussed and we’re raring to go, we are ready for the next step.
Next is administering local anesthesia, or twilight sedation.
The QuickLift starts by making a small “S” shaped incision near the lower earlobe and sideburn area. A good surgeon puts particular attention on the placement of the incision so the post-recovery scar is inconspicuous.
When the incision has been made, the underlying connective tissue and facial musculature is lifted gently, and then tightened using a suture technique that immediately enhances the look or the upper neck and jaw. Redundant skin is then removed and the initial S-shaped incision is carefully closed using a suture technique that this time, minimizes scarring.
Results of the QuickLift depend on the skill and proficiency of the surgeon, and the level of clarity and communication between patient and performer.
Should I get A QuickLift?
The QuickLift is best-suited for men and women between the ages of about 35 and 65, who want to look as good as they feel. The QuickLift is considered a revolutionary procedure with fewer complications than a traditional lift. With nearly two decades of positive results and proof in the field, the QuickLift, delivers the results of a traditional facelift with shorter recovery periods, and without post-operative drains and large bandages.
Why Get a QuickLift?
A QuickLift can correct many of the same cosmetic issues that a traditional facelift would resolve.
A QuickLift offers patients the benefits of a facelift with the convenience of an in-office, outpatient procedure that requires only local anesthesia.
A QuickLift can be performed in just an hour or two, and the results take years off the appearance of your face.
A QuickLift leaves well-hidden and minimal incisions, reduced bruising, swelling and discomfort.
A QuickLift address deep folds — the lines and folds extending from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
A QuickLift tackles unsightly jowls and chin — excess skin hanging down from the chin area can be removed, along with excess fat under the chin.
A QuickLift can eliminate sagging skin and vertical lines. Excess and saggy skin will be removed and vertical lines along the neck with be removed.
A QuickLift has a short convalescence period (fast recovery time) — 48 hours for most patients.
Schedule a Consultation
If you want to join the millions of satisfied QuickLift patients, contact Accents Cosmetic Surgery today. We’ll answer all of your questions and, when you’re ready, we’ll schedule you an appointment. Contact us online, or call our office. Learn more
Benefits of the QuickLift
The QuickLift is a great option for someone who wants to improve their appearance without going through an invasive procedure that requires a long recovery period. Here is a complete list of benefits of the QuickLift:
1. Younger appearance
The QuickLift is not such a dramatic change that people will not recognize you; rather, it makes you into a younger version of yourself. The QuickLift does all of the following:
- Tightens your jowls
- Defines your jaw line
- Lifts and defines your cheeks
- Smoothes your neckline
The QuickLift is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Doctors always consider each patient’s individual concerns and needs, and will offer you options to get you the results you want.
3. Instant and long lasting results
The procedure only takes two hours, and the recovery period lasts a few days. Because the procedure targets the underlying structure of the lower face, rather than just the skin, your new youthful appearance will last you for years to come.