Our Lunch Hour Face Lift
The lunch hour facelift or mini facelift is a minimally invasive procedure to lift and tighten sagging facial skin around the neck and jawline. This procedure takes 10-15 years off the age of the patient’s face. The procedure uses a local anesthetic along with the advanced Vaser liposculpting technology. It’s a painless procedure which takes approximately 1 hour. There is no downtime after the procedures completed.
The procedure is performed with the patient lying on the exam table. We inject a lidocaine and normal saline solution behind each ear and under the chin. Then through very small incisions, which are hidden by these locations, we use the Vaser probe to apply sonic energy with separates any fat in the area from its surrounding tissue. The Vaser also separates the overlying skin from the subcutaneous layer below. The heat of the Vaser causes the skin to tighten. The combination of the removal of fat with the skin tightening results in a sharper jawline along with decreased thickness of the neck. This takes about one hour for the whole process. Afterwards there is no restriction of activity for the patient. The patient can resume their normal daily routine. The patient does wear a neck garment to assure a smooth healing process for the skin. Typically we like the patient to wear it for the first 24 hours after the procedure and then at bedtime for the next 2-4 weeks. The results are amazing.