A micro lift procedure is similar to the traditional facelift. However, unlike a traditional facelift, it is less invasive and has a quicker recovery time. We’ll explore the difference between the two procedures as well as what you need to know before going under the knife or needle.
1. Preparing For A Micro Lift Procedure
There are a lot of misconceptions about what is involved in preparing for a micro lift procedure. For example, many people mistakenly think that the facial nerve must be numbed or cut during the procedure. However, this is untrue – there is no cutting and only very little numbness required. With the right Micro Lift technique from a reputable surgeon, your preparation and procedure will be carefree. Another myth about the micro lift is that it is a less invasive procedure than the traditional facelift. While it is less invasive, it’s still important to follow your doctor’s pre-operative instructions closely to ensure a safe and successful procedure. Also, don’t forget to “fast” for at least six hours before your procedure, avoiding both food and drink.
2. What Happens During A Micro Lift Procedure?
A micro lift procedure is typically done under local anesthetic and takes between one and two hours to complete. The surgeon will make very small incisions near the hairline and then use a specialized tool to loosen the underlying tissue. The skin is then lifted and excess skin is removed before the incisions are closed with stitches. Also, because there is no cutting involved, the healing process is much faster than with a traditional facelift. Consider that patients can return to work within one week. This is in contrast to the traditional facelift, which requires an extended recovery period of 6-8 weeks before returning to activities that may cause fatigue or strain on the face.
3. Who Is A Good Candidate For The Micro Lift Procedure?
The criteria for determining who is a good candidate for the micro lift procedure is much like that of the facelift – in general, you must be in relatively good health and have realistic expectations about what results you can expect from surgery. However, if you’re considering having your eyebrows done at the same time as your face, you should keep in mind that results do not typically last more than two years if your brows are treated at the same time as your face. Also, people with thicker skin or more facial hair may not be good candidates for the micro lift procedure.
After a micro lift procedure, you have many options for restoring your skin to its pre-surgical condition. These options include using make-up and makeup concealers to cover up bruising and redness. However, if you want to be proactive about how you look after surgery, consider investing in some post-laser treatments like facial peels or wrinkle fillers. Micro lift procedures are the best way of rejuvenating your face while minimizing the risk of side effects or complications due to under-treatment or over-treatment. When performed correctly, the results of this procedure are not only natural looking but also long-lasting. The recovery time for a micro lift procedure is much shorter than that of the traditional facelift. Micro lift patients will experience some small redness and swelling, which can last up to a week. Within one month, most people can return to work with only minor bruising remaining.
5. Potential Risks & Complications
The common risk of having a micro lift procedure is an infection around the incisions just as with any other surgery. Other risks associated with this type of facial rejuvenation include bleeding under the skin, excessive scarring, and asymmetry. However, just like with traditional facelifts, these complications are rare when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. As always, be sure to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon to avoid experiencing dangerous or unsightly results from your surgery.
6. The Cost
One of the benefits of the micro lift procedure is that it is less expensive than a traditional facelift. On average, a micro lift will cost between $3,000 and $5,000 while a traditional facelift can cost anywhere from $7,000 to $12,000. If you are considering having surgery to improve the appearance of your face, the micro lift may be the best option for you.
When considering a facial rejuvenation surgery such as a micro lift or traditional facelift, it is important to do your research and talk to multiple surgeons to find the best option for you. Make sure to ask lots of questions and get all of your concerns addressed before making a final decision. With the right surgeon and the right care plan, nobody will ever know you had surgery.