*Actual patients. Results may vary and are not guaranteed.
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A Facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging on the face and neck. The facelift cannot stop the process of aging. It can improve the most visible signs of aging by tightening deeper structures, redraping the skin of the face and neck and removing selected areas of fat. A facelift can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures, such as browlift, eyelid surgery, chin augmentation, fat injections, etc. Facelift surgery is individualized for each patient.
Facelifts are typically performed in our surgery center within our office under IV sedation. Imagine having your Facelift on Thursday and going to dinner with friends on Sunday. We are not talking about a "mini" lift or the partial operation called the "weekend facelift." Sounds pretty crazy, until the Tissue Glue Facelift came along. A standard facelift would involve extensive swelling, bruising, large bandages, sometimes drains for several days to remove the accumulated blood, significant pain due to the swelling, etc. All of this meant that the patient was stuck in the house for weeks, or even longer before they could begin to emerge. This put a tremendous amount of pressure on people whose lives did not permit this amount of time out of work or social activity. With all of us leading hectic lifestyles these days, the first questions a plastic surgeon would get is not how much does it cost, but how do I find the time off to have my facelift.
EVICEL® (Tissue Glue), distributed by Johnson and Johnson, has caused a true revolution in the field of plastic surgery. At the end of the operation, the surgeon applies the EVICEL® under the skin, and simply holds things in place for 3 minutes. The fact is that the skin is now immediately stuck down to the underlying tissue, resulting in minimal bruising, swelling and a quicker recovery*.
*Results may vary for different patients and are not guaranteed.