Usually, a traditional facelift can eliminate wrinkles, folds, and fine lines from the face and diminish the signs of aging. A facial surgery might not be for everyone, though. A new type of procedure, known as the QuickLift, has become one of the most preferred ways to boost the contours of the face, offering you the experience of having a younger, fresher, radiant, and youthful skin. Here’s what you should know about a QuickLift with Dr. Brueck.
What is the QuickLift?
The QuickLift is a minimally-invasive procedure that treats the noticeable signs of aging in the lower area of the face. This procedure effectively lifts the cheeks, defines the jawline, flattens the neckline, and tightens the jowls to provide natural-looking results. The underlying structures of the lower face are suspended through the QuickLift technique, providing a fresher look for years to come.
Who are Good Candidates for QuickLift?
Any individual who desires a more refreshed and youthful look is a good candidate for a QuickLift. Although the facelift may be one of the best methods available, surgery is not ideal for everyone for many reasons. Nonsmokers and healthy individuals who have realistic expectations from the QuickLift method are the ideal candidates.
How the QuickLift Works
A small, S-shaped incision is formed during the QuickLift along the sideburn, extending around the earlobe, along the tragus of the ear, and up towards the hairline. Accurate incisions are placed to make the scarring concealable after healing. Underlying connective tissues are then lifted through incisions and tightened by using dissolvable suture techniques. The soft tissue of the cheek is anchored to the bone by Dr. Brueck removing any excess skin. In order to augment the appearance of the upper neck, a sub-mental tuck might also be performed in certain cases.
The downtime for a QuickLift is very short and only requires a few days of recovery, although this can be different for each patient’s unique procedure. Pain medications are prescribed to alleviate any discomfort during your downtime, and you may experience some swelling or bruising at the incision site. In order to reduce swelling, patients are suggested to sleep with their heads elevated for about a week. Most patients return to light work and public within a week.
The QuickLift may be your best option if you want the results of a facelift without the downtime. Contact Dr. Brueck today to schedule a consultation if you would like to learn more about your options for a QuickLift and plan your unique treatment plan.