The ImageLift® Facelift – Large, Medium, and Small
Customized to your anatomy, desires, and desired downtime, the Image Lift Face Lift is the natural evolution of the art of looking younger. Our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons have perfected the art of the facelift to bring you the lasting results you have been searching for. We have categorized our most popular facelift into three categories: large, medium, and small.
Small ImageLift – is performed by tightening the muscle layer in the neck and jowl area through a small incision around the ear. The Small ImageLift is more like a mini-lift and is performed in about one hour, depending on the surgeon. The Small ImageLift brings the neck and the jowls up and back toward the ears; it can soften around the nasolabial fold and strengthen or improve the appearance of the neck and jowl line. While this is an excellent procedure and our surgeons have performed many of them, it is not for everyone. If you need more noticeable improvement than the Small ImageLift, then you may consider choosing the Medium ImageLift.
Medium ImageLift – is a slightly more involved procedure and tightens similarly to the small lift, but to a greater degree. The main difference is that the Medium ImageLift also tightens the skin around the middle of the neck, where you often see hanging or drooping of the muscle bands. Those muscle bands are called the platysma muscles, and they continue to sag and droop as we age (try looking in the mirror and flexing your neck muscles in the front to demonstrate). The Medium ImageLift tightens from two directions; the skin is pulled back towards the ears and towards the midline of the neck, like a corset. When this is tightened, there is typically a slightly more perceptible result than what the Small ImageLift achieves. The Medium ImageLift can result in a better profile, though it is more of a procedure and requires more recovery time.
Large ImageLift – is comparable to a traditional facelift, where the skin is lifted from ear to ear. The skin is typically raised completely under the neck from one ear to the other and the muscle layer is tightened in two directions: (1) towards the ear and (2) towards the midline of the neck. This procedure theoretically can achieve more results, though the recovery and risk is more. It may take two to six hours to perform, depending on the surgeon. Most of our patients at ImageLift are looking for a less invasive choice, which happens to be our specialty.
Which ImageLift Facelift is Right For Me?
- Small – you like what you see when you pull on your neck and jawline in the mirror, pulling the skin in the direction towards your ears.
- Medium – You need the MOST improvement right under your chin, the best result on profile.
- Large – you need the most improvement you can have with one procedure, you want general anesthesia (though it can be performed under local anesthesia by some doctors), and you are comfortable with extended recovery times.
What Should You Expect With the ImageLift Facelift?
Your ImageLift physician will help you determine which ImageLift facelift is right for you. Results vary for each type of facelift, and are typical. The levels of downtime go up with the ImageLift facelift size you experience, i.e. Small ImageLift has the least downtime and the Large ImageLift has the most downtime.
Remember, many providers offer facelifting procedures, and few are EXPERT at achieving artistic results. Don’t settle for less when it comes to your face. Our physicians are double board-certified facial plastic surgeons.
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