For a select group of patients, a short scar facelift may produce the desired aesthetic result. In this procedure, external scarring is reduced, and additional fat grafting for volume is performed to assist in skin tightening. This technique involves manipulating a group of muscles beneath the skin known as the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS), however changes are subtler as compared to a traditional facelift.
The Surgical Experience
Short Scar facelift procedures are performed under local anaesthesia with twilight sedation as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. The length of the surgery will vary, but it generally takes between 2-3 hours. This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, patients will be dressed with a head wrap that is removed 2 days after surgery. There will be mild bruising and swelling of the face and neck. This will gradually improve within a few days. The scars associated with the short scar lift are well hidden within the curvatures of the ear and will fade over time. Most patients will need 1 week off work following surgery, and can resume full activities after 6 weeks.
Each facelift surgery is unique and will be tailored to each patient. Most patients can expect to pay $8,500-$13,000.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a non-surgical option?
Non non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX®, injectable fillers, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels can assist in smoothing out surface wrinkles, improve fine lines and add facial volume. However, patients with loose skin, drooping jowls or a sagging neck will need to consider surgery if they want these features improved.
Do I need to have a general aesthetic for this operation?
No. Short Scar facelift procedures are performed under local anaesthesia with twilight sedation, so the patient is comfortable throughout the operation, without the risk of general anaesthesia. All procedures are performed in an accredited non-hospital facility.
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To find out how short scar facelift procedure can help you meet your goals, contact Dr. Demianczuk.