When the telltale signs of aging start to creep in, it is easy to panic and head for the solutions you have heard about before. However, a facelift, which is a go-to procedure for aging symptoms on the face, may involve more extensive surgery than you need to achieve positive results. Dr. Lensink has a less invasive approach to turn back time without more invasive procedures. His innovative QuickLift offers dramatic results with much less discomfort and downtime than traditional facelift surgery.
What is QuickLift?
The QuickLift is a type of mini facelift procedure that offers superior results over other techniques. While most mini lifts focus on removing excess skin, the QuickLift also repositions underlying tissue and muscle, suturing it into place for a natural and long-lasting result. The technique was developed about ten years ago, and Dr. Lensink is one of the few plastic surgeons trained and experienced in this method.
Despite the dramatic results that can be achieved with the QuickLift, this procedure is significantly less invasive than a traditional deep plane facelift. This means patients enjoy smaller incisions, less scarring and faster recovery times while meeting their expectations regarding a more youthful appearance.
The Happy Medium
Most of Dr. Lensink’s patients that undergo the QuickLift procedure are between the ages of 40 and 65 with early signs of aging around the lower face and neck. These patients may have relied on injectable treatments in the past, but now want a more permanent solution to their aging symptoms. They may also be finding that skin laxity is becoming more problematic; an issue not addressed with dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers alone.
At the same time, these patients are not usually ready to invest in a more invasive, traditional facelift that requires general anesthesia and involves a longer recovery period. Some may not be good candidates for more extensive surgery, due to medical conditions or other health concerns. Others may prefer a less traumatic way of achieving a more youthful appearance.
The Lowdown on the QuickLift
Dr. Lensink performs a QuickLift using oral medication and local anesthetic, eliminating the need for an IV for most of his patients. An incision is made around the ear and into the hairline to allow access to the underlying facial structure without significant visible scarring afterward. Through the incisions, Dr. Lensink can use sutures to lift the muscles and tissue to a more youthful position and hold it in place. Excess skin is also removed before the incisions are closed, and the procedure is completed.
The Laser Advantage
In addition to offering this innovative facelift technique, Dr. Lensink is one of the first to combine the procedure with laser light therapy to produce an even better patient experience. The Accellas laser light device is worn by patients immediately following their procedure and for a few hours in the first days after surgery. The painless device emits low-level light to speed healing and reduce discomfort after your procedure. Patients experience less bruising and swelling and enjoy a smoother recovery process overall.
If you are looking for a less invasive way to reverse time than a traditional facelift offers, the QuickLift procedure may be the right choice for you. To find out more about this revolutionary technique, contact Dr. Lensink’s office today at 530-229-7700.