What Type Of Facelift Do I Need?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in the Quicklift procedure for my aging face. Can you tell me if this procedure works and whether it would be good for me?
A: When someone inquires about highly marketed and franchise type facial rejuvenation procedures like the Quicklift or Lifestyle Lift, the first question I always like to ask is what has drawn one to these type of facial surgeries. The answers are almost always going to be because promote a quick to minimal recovery, lower cost or avoid the use of a general anesthetic. While there may be some truth to all of these claims, that is only so because they are ‘minimal’ type facelifts that are limited in the extent of surgery and thus limited in the kind of result that can be achieved with them. This is fine as long as one has the type of facial aging problem that is likewise not extensive and would respond well to this approach. There is considerable unhappiness with these types of facelifts and that is because often the patient’s problem exceeds what the operation can do under the circumstances in which it is being provided.
As a result, it is important to know the degree of one’s facial aging concerns to see if there is a match or whether a different type of facelift would be more appropriate. This can easily be done by sending me a few pictures for my assessment.
Dr. Barry Eppley