One Hour Facelift
Recently, you may have heard a lot about “no downtime” facelift procedures. As one of the few surgeons who has been committed to developing the least invasive cosmetic surgery methods for over a decade and who is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, I would like to help separate the fact from fiction.
First of all, I have been asked, “Can a cosmetic procedure offer the results of a facelift without the downtime, side effects or cost traditionally associated with cosmetic surgery?” My answer: Absolutely!
What is a One-Hour Facelift and Necklift Procedure? "Since 1996, I have been working to combine the latest advances in non-surgical technology with the safest, most effective minimally invasive techniques. The goal of the One-Hour Face and Necklift procedure is to achieve the results of a full face and necklift in about an hour while enabling many patients to return to work the day after the procedure.”
How does this compare to other facelift procedures? “Some surgeons (who are not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery) are promoting “Lifestyle®”or “QuickLift™” facelift procedures which require incisions and stitches around the ear -- significant downtime can be associated with these procedures. Using specially designed tools and techniques, the One-Hour Facelift completely avoids the incisions and downtime associated with these and other traditional facelift procedures.”
Who performs the One-Hour Facelift? “Patients should always consider having their facelift performed by a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. and who routinely performs many different types of facial rejuvenation procedures. The last thing you want to do is go to a surgeon who performs only one procedure, because you may not be the best candidate for the procedure they offer.”
Who are the typical patients? "I have performed the One-Hour Facelift & Necklift on men and women ranging from 35 years old to 70 years old. Because the procedure is affordable and has very little downtime, it appeals to many individuals. Typical patients include homemakers, school teachers, doctors, attorneys and public figures."
How long does the procedure last? "Our experience with hundreds of patients over the past decade has demonstrated that patients can enjoy good results for 5-10 years."
How is the One-Hour Facelift & Necklift procedure different than a regular facelift? "Because patients experience little to no discomfort, there is no need for a general anesthetic. This greatly reduces both the risks and costs associated with the procedure. In fact, most patients are able to engage in normal activities such as driving immediately afterward. Typically, there is very little swelling or bruising, so some patients have even returned to work or social activities the same day."
How much does the procedure cost? "Although costs vary throughout the country, patients can expect to spend less than $4,000 for a One-Hour Facelift & Necklift procedure. That includes all surgical, facility and materials fees. Also, many plastic surgery offices now offer financing for patients who would like to pay on a monthly basis."
Take a look at some of the before and after photos documenting the results of this procedure. Most of the patients look years younger and every patient looks completely natural -- none of them have a "pulled-back" or "wind-swept" appearance. To find out if you are a candidate for this remarkable procedure, ask your favorite board certified plastic surgeon if they are experienced in the One-Hour Facelift technique.
Adam Summers, M.D.
Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
"Lifestyle Lift" is a registered trademark of Lifestyle Lift Holdings. "Quicklift" is a trademark of the Quicklift company. Dr. Summers is not affiliated with either of these companies.