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A QuickLift™ is a facial rejuvenation procedure that falls in between a full facelift and simply trying more aggressive nonsurgical treatments. Nonsurgical treatments like lasers and energy devices (BBL or Halo laser) can help but only for so long. Great skincare is also important. However, at a certain point in your aging process, the skin’s ability to snap back has diminished to the point where sagging around the jawline ages your face. The Quicklift™ rids your lower face of excess skin and is less invasive than a full facelift.

What is QuickLift™?

The QuickLift™ is a mini surgery that tightens the skin of the lower face and neck. As an alternative to a traditional facelift, it gives Marin County patients a fresher and more youthful look, while requiring less recovery time than 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. However significant improvement for 7-10 years or more is the norm.

Best Candidates

The QuickLift™ is designed for busy men and women who want to stay ahead of the aging process but don’t have the time or inclination to consider a traditional facelift. As we age, we lose elasticity in the mid to lower face and develop varying degrees of looseness along the jawline and beneath the chin. Many San Francisco Bay Area residents 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. Some people may choose to combine face and neck lift procedures with eyelid surgery, laser procedures, or even facial implants.

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The Procedure

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. Inconspicuous incisions are made along the sideburn area and under and behind the earlobe, ensuring minimal scarring (which fades eventually). Repositioning of the deeper tissue layers carrying the facial fat takes all the tension off the skin. This simpler procedure is enough to tighten the jowls, smooth out the skin at the neck, reduce nasolabial folds, and tighten the skin of the cheeks. Other procedures, such as eyelid contouring, laser, fat transfer, or even the insertion of cheek and chin implants, can be performed at the same time.

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The mini facelift is an outpatient procedure that usually requires about two hours depending on the ancillary procedures required for a given individual. The anesthesia can be very light and makes for an easier recovery which is typically quicker than a full facelift. Patients can usually get out and about comfortably after 7-10 days.

Individuals considering a QuickLift™ may also be interested in a facelift or cheek and chin implants. If you’ve been thinking about getting a facelift and you 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.

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Can QuickLift™ be done under local anesthesia?

No, for patient comfort and safety, we administer full anesthesia.

Does QuickLift™ correct neck or brow aging?

For some, correction of lax cheeks and jowls is all that is necessary, but this procedure can be customized to correct neck and brow and include ancillary procedures like laser treatments or fat injection. Still, recovery and costs can be significantly less than a traditional facelift. In some cases, a QuickLift™ may be able to replace such procedures as brow lifts or traditional facelifts.

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