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Looking younger and fresher is easier than ever before. The type of facelift that is best for you is not related to how old you are. There are older people that are better suited for a mini-lift and younger people, as in the top left picture below, who need a more extensive lift simply because they were unlucky and have severe skin laxity in this area.
A mini lift takes only about an hour, recovery is a week or so and most people are great candidates for this.
Surgery Wednesday and work the following Thursday with almost no discomfort. Is it really possible? Yes, it is. In fact, its usual.
The thought of down time has stopped many women from having a facelift. Dr. Studin believes that in most cases a full lift and a full dose of recovery is not needed. One size does not fit all. A Mini Facelift is most often all that is needed to accomplish the goal. A Minilift or Mini Facelift takes less time to do and involves much less recovery time.
Dr. Studin feels strongly that too much of a facelift is not a good thing. The goal is to turn back the clock as much as possible without looking like you did anything at all.
This advance in facelift surgery involves less trauma to the tissues and a much smaller incision. Dr. Studin has used this technique for many years.
A long-acting local anesthetic is used to decrease the need for pain medicine. Dr. Studin's system is designed to stop the pain BEFORE it happens.
A mini lift usually takes only about an hour. In most cases, you are out and about in a week looking great. The procedure and the recovery are shorter.
The old style facelift had much more of a scar than Dr. Studin makes today. In some ways, the placement of the modern scar is the opposite of what some would think. We learned from decades of placing facelift scars around the ear and into the scalp, that the scar behind the ear was very frequently highly visible and objectionable, while the scar where the ear met the cheek would be barely visible. It usually looked just like the ear meeting the face. In most cases, Dr. Studin plans the short scar facelift to avoid the area behind the ear. The incision is most often barely visible where the ear meets the cheek and at the edge of the sideburn.
The difference between a full facelift and a mini lift is that in a mini, less surgery, less operating time, less recovery and less cost can still give you a pretty amazing result. In a full lift, both the recovery and the surgery take much longer.
The weekend type lifts advertised frequently on television are often done by non-plastic surgeons (see becoming a plastic surgeon on this site) and only lift skin. These are prone to sagging again very quickly as a facelift should be based on lifting the muscles and not stretching the skin.