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How Are New Advances Changing The Face Lift Procedure?

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 14:29

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

How Are New Advances Changing The Face Lift Procedure?

New surgical techniques are changing the way the face lift is performed. These advances promise that cosmetic procedures in the future will be safer, less painful, and more effective.

  • Lasers: A face-lift procedure called laser neck and jowl liposculpture, and platysma resurfacing, uses lasers and can be done through a one-inch incision under the chin using only a local anesthetic.
  • Endoscopy: Endoscopic techniques are currently being used to do face lifts and brow lifts. This allows for smaller incisions, less trauma to tissues, and a quicker recovery time. Facial structures are raised without cutting away flaps of skin. Currently, endoscopy is an option only for people whose skin is still somewhat tight and elastic.

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