31 Jan What’s the Difference Between a Facelift & SmartLift™
The hands of time are something none of us can truly stop. At best we might be able to slow them down by eating properly, staying hydrated and getting regular exercise.
But the time will come when the face you see in the mirror doesn’t reflect how you feel inside.
The inner you still has a whole life ahead of them, but the careworn eyes of your reflection look like they’ve lived a full life already.
“Age is inevitable. Aging isn’t.”
- Marv Levy
For all but lucky few the time will eventually come when you will need to consider cosmetic surgery as a way of maintaining your youthful appearance. What we want to take a look at here today is how the SmartLift differs from the traditional facelift (Rhytidectomy), so that you can make a fully informed decision before undergoing any form of cosmetic surgery
The traditional facelift, which has remained almost unchanged since the 1970s, involves a number of incisions being made behind the patients’ hairline, along the jawline and behind the ears. The facial skin is then lifted away, and your surgeon then repositions the skin underneath in a way that reduces the signs of aging.
Once the surgeon is satisfied with achieving their patients’ goals, the facial skin is then sutured back into place, and the recovery period can begin.
Although this is minor cosmetic surgery, the number of incisions will cause some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You can expect to spend anywhere from 7 to 14 days waiting for the swelling to go down enough so that you can go about living your life normally.
Dr. Alberico Sessa has taken facelift cosmetic surgery to the next level with the SmartLift. As we explained above, a traditional facelift involves a number of incisions. The more incisions made to your skin the longer it will take your body to recover from your procedure, and the more visible any scars might be.
With the SmartLift the number of incisions is kept to the bare minimum, reducing scarring by up to 50%. And unlike a traditional facelift, the “scars” themselves are hidden behind your frontal hairline, along the contours of your ears, and directly underneath your chin. This process has been refined to the point that the scars become almost invisible within a few weeks of surgery, and even then you’ll need to show your friends where they are.
Another benefit of this procedure is that your recovery time is cut to just 5 – 6 days, with many patients getting back to their daily routine within 48 hours. You simply will not be incapacitated in the way you are with a traditional facelift, with the exception of lifting heavy weights or engaging in physical sports like tennis, for example.
Will your friends know you’ve had a SmartLift?
Only if you choose to tell them, outside that it’s our little secret.
The very best cosmetic surgeons are constantly refining their approach and procedures to ensure that their patients are getting the best results possible.
The SmartLift is a perfect example of how a traditional procedure can be updated to deliver superior results both in terms of aesthetics and patient recovery time.
Please contact us today if you’d like to hear more about the SmartLift procedure and the results it can give you.