Alternative to Traditional Facelift
Starting around age 40, many people start to notice a sagging in the cheeks and face. Traditionally, the only option to improve the tightness of facial tissue was with a surgical facelift. Today, the face can be reshaped using a minimally invasive procedure known as Silhouette Lift™.
This innovative technique is an excellent alternative to facelift, as it lifts sagging facial tissue and redefines the contours of the face without major surgery – all in about one hour with virtually no downtime.
Traditional Facelift – What’s Involved
A traditional facelift is a major surgical procedure, performed in a hospital or operatory setting. General anesthesia is required to keep the patient comfortable during treatment.
Who is the ideal candidate for a traditional facelift?
A traditional facelift is often the best option for patients who have severe facial sagging.
About the Procedure
The surgeon will make a small incision along the hairline and behind the ear lobe. The skin is loosened from the face and pulled outward to expose underlying muscle and connective tissue. The skin is then repositioned and sutured into place. Excess skin and fat are trimmed away. Staples or additional sutures may be used to secure the results and promote healing.
The face is wrapped in surgical gauze to cover the incision site for 1 – 2 days. After one week, the sutures are removed. Complete healing takes about 2 to 3 weeks.
Alternatives to Facelift
There are many alternatives to facelift, depending on your age, skin condition and goals. Alternatives include:
- Injectables such as Botox®, Juvéderm® or other facial fillers
- Fat Transfer
- Mini Facelift
- Silhouette Lift
Silhouette Lift is quickly becoming the best alternative to a traditional facelift, offering exceptional results with minimal downtime and recovery at a fraction of the cost. Compared to other options such as injectables, Silhouette Lift is much longer lasting with more natural looking results.
Silhouette Lift vs. Traditional Facelift
Silhouette Lift offers a number of benefits compared to a traditional facelift including:
- In-office procedure under local anesthesia vs. hospital setting with general anesthesia
- More affordable – Silhouette Lift is a fraction of the cost of traditional facelift
- Less downtime – Return to normal activities in 2 – 4 days
- Immediate results
- Quicker recovery – Full results in 10 days
- Natural looking without that “pulled” or “wind blown” look