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While a conventional face-lift remains the most complete and dramatic way to achieve younger, tighter skin for your face, it’s a complex surgery requiring substantial time for recovery. In addition, it can leave scars that, while typically out of the way and unseen, may prevent you from wearing certain hairstyles that expose these necessary lines.
And since a face-lift is a significant surgery, many people who desire a more youthful appearance may not feel they’re candidates yet for such an extensive procedure. There are plenty of treatments and alternatives that can provide limited benefits, but you may fall into a gap between the results you can get from non-surgical “faux” lift techniques and a complete conventional face-lift.
It’s into this gap that a surgical procedure called LiteLift® falls, addressing some of the steps used in a conventional face-lift, but targeting those who don’t yet need a complete face-lift procedure.
The skin of your face includes a layer of support tissue called the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, or SMAS for short. It’s a thin layer of strong tissue upon which your outer skin rests, while covering deeper tissue such as muscles and fat pads.
The SMAS layer is often tightened as a part of traditional face-lifts, which also makes changes to the deeper tissue. But changes to just the SMAS layer can provide substantial improvements to the overall support and tightness of your skin without the long incisions and deep undermining of the skin layer needed with more conventional face-lift surgery.
This results in many benefits consistent with more complex procedures, but with less scarring from surgical incisions.
The limited number of incisions is just the start. These incisions have a high chance of healing invisibly, a less likely outcome than the incisions for a conventional face-lift. This means you need fewer adjustments to hide signs of your LiteLift procedure.
Also, tightening the SMAS layer leaves muscle tissue minimally disturbed. It’s often incisions to muscle tissue that cause long recovery times after surgeries, and a reason why minimally invasive techniques are typically used when possible as an alternative to open surgery. LiteLift qualifies as a minimally invasive face-lift surgery.
LiteLift may be an option if you’re concerned with signs of aging including:
As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to understand what the LiteLift procedure can accomplish so your surgery meets your expectations. Dr. Raymund J. Llaurado is experienced in this technique, having performed thousands of LiteLift procedures. He can discuss the best procedure to meet your aesthetic goals as well as details of want you need to do before and after surgery.
Dr. Llaurado is fellowship-trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and is also dual-certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Call or click today to arrange a consultation and find out if the LiteLift procedure is suited for you.
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