What is QuickLift™?
QuickLift™ is a “mini surgery” that tightens the skin of the lower face and neck as an alternative to a traditional facelift, giving Marin County patients a fresher and youthful look without the discomfort or recovery time of more extensive facial plastic surgery.
Unlike other facelift procedures with similar names and other mini facelifts that tighten only the skin, a QuickLift suspends the underlying structures of the lower face, offering men and women the benefit of a younger appearance for years to come. Although the QuickLift™ procedure creates significant aesthetic improvement for most patients, it’s important to keep in mind that the normal aging process still resumes after any facial procedure. Lifestyle choices, bone structure, skin type, sun exposure and heredity all play a part in determining how long the desired result will last.
The QuickLift™ is designed for busy men and women, usually older than 40, who want to stay ahead of the aging process but don’t have the time or inclination to consider a traditional Facelift. Many San Francisco Bay Area residents in this age group lose elasticity in their mid to lower face and develop varying degrees of looseness along the jaw line and beneath the chin. They will want to consult with our board-certified surgeons at Plastic Surgery Specialists to ensure they are in good health and know what to expect from this Mini Facelift.
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This specific Facelift procedure addresses sagging skin (and its underlying muscle) on the mid to lower face. While it is conservative when compared to a traditional Facelift, the QuickLift™ still has the capability to take five to ten years off one’s appearance because it changes areas that are typically the first to show signs of aging. Tiny incisions are made along the sideburn area and under and behind the earlobe, ensuring that scarring (which fades eventually) won’t be noticed. A special suturing technique further minimizes the potential for scarring. Yet this minimal scoring is enough to tighten the jowls, smooth out the skin at the neck, reduce nasolabial folds, and tighten the skin of the cheeks. Excess skin is removed during the QuickLift™ procedure. Other procedures, such as the insertion of Cheek and Chin Implants, can be performed at the same time.
- Over 40,000 procedures performed
- Over 40 years of combined experience
Dr. Stanley G. Poulos and Dr. Yngvar A. Hvistendahl combine the surgical skills and aesthetic perspective that are the hallmarks of a world-class plastic surgery clinic in Marin County, CA.
Before & After Photos
This woman came to our plastic surgery practice for blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and a facelift.
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Post QuickLift™ Cosmetic Procedure
The Mini Facelift is an outpatient procedure that takes only about an hour to perform. Usually local anesthesia is sufficient for this surgery, and while pain medication is made available, many patients are satisfied to use over-the-counter painkillers afterward. Minor bruising may occur. Patients love the QuickLift™ because they can return to work within a few days, sporting a natural, rested and more youthful appearance. Many patients have it on a Friday so that they can be ready to return to work on Monday. For this reason the QuickLift™ or Mini Facelift is sometimes called the “Weekend Lift.”
Visitors who searched for QuickLift™ may also be interested in Facelift or Cheek and Chin Implants. If you’ve been thinking about getting a Facelift and live in Greenbrae or surrounding areas, please schedule a consultation today with Plastic Surgery Specialists to discuss the QuickLift procedure. You can also contact us at (415) 925-2880.
Can QuickLift™ be done under local anesthesia?
Yes and most patients can be back to work or social activities in 7-10 days.
Does QuickLift™ correct neck or brow aging?
For some, correction of lax cheeks and jowls is all that is necessary, but it can be customized to correct neck and brow and include ancillary procedures like laser or fat injection. Still recovery and costs can be a fraction of traditional face lifts. In some cases, it may be able to replace such procedures as brow lift in San Francisco or traditional facelifts.