Traditional facelift procedures can require months of healing, but the QuickLift mini-facelift allows patients to experience 90% functionality in about two weeks. For Dr. Lensink’s patients looking to freshen up their face, neckline, and chin area, this highly customized and minimally invasive facelift targets the core issues of facial sagging and excess skin to make you look years younger. Dr. Lensink’s goal for any surgical procedure is to solve your aesthetic and functional concerns with both comfort and minimal downtime. Reduced swelling allows you to resume normal activities two weeks following the procedure.
Cosmetic surgery does not have to appear obvious or overdone – you will find that the subtle look of Dr. Lensink’s surgical facelift solutions achieve your desired result without sacrificing your time or your natural appearance.
While traditional facelift techniques often utilize backward pulling and tightening of the skin and underlying muscle layers, the QuickLift mini-facelift is known for its upward anchored positioning that lifts your skin to contour the face and neck. For many patients who are concerned with loss of elasticity and increased skin volume, especially around the neck, jowls and mouth, QuickLift is the solution.
Dr. Lensink recommends this neck and facelift procedure to patients looking for the most immediate results.
During your consultation with Dr. Lensink, there are a few things he will concentrate on to determine whether or not the QuickLift mini-facelift is the right procedure for you. He will talk with you at length about your skin concerns and vision for your facelift that will provide additional points of reference as he formulates an individualized treatment plan with your best solution. An in-depth facial analysis will then focus on a few determining factors to assess the health of your skin and the condition of muscle tissue.
Patients whose analysis yields results showing advanced skin damage and laxity may require a more in-depth procedure than the QuickLift. However, patients with mild to moderate sagging skin and loss of definition can benefit greatly from this procedure. Should you also require lifting of your eyelids, Dr. Lensink may recommend considering blepharoplasty, which can be done at the same time as your QuickLift without additional incisions. If you and Dr. Lensink agree that QuickLift is the right procedure for your needs, he will answer any questions you have to help you feel confident in your decision.
Before the procedure, you will wash your hair with specifically recommended shampoo to cleanse the scalp and hairline. The surgical procedure will take about two hours to complete, but can be extended should you opt for an additional procedures to enhance your rejuvenation. Dr. Lensink will then administer a local anesthetic and make guide marks along the folds lining the ears and hairline. Since this facelift is known for minimal scarring, Dr. Lensink will only work within this space around the ears, hairline and temporal region—the natural folds of your skin. To effectively tighten the SMAS (subcutaneous muscular aponeurotic system) tissues, Dr. Lensink uses the triple purse-string suture method that acts as support to maintain and reinforce a long-lasting face and neck lift.