Is the 1 Hour facelift the start of a new trend in plastic surgery? Beverly Hills facelift expert, Dr. Simoni, created a new mini-lift procedure that targets the lower face (cheeks, jowls, chin, and neck).
What makes this so different?
The whole operation is performed
without general anesthesia while the patient is sitting up and completely awake..............And all of this done roughly within 1 hour.
Well, there are several advantages to a cosmetic procedure that does
not require general anesthesia. First, it can be
dangerous and is often associated with a variety of side-effects.
Plus, it's pretty scary for many people and is probably one of the main reasons people avoid surgery...........
This is especially true for those with per-existing medical conditions or for those on prescription medication.
Also, even for the healthiest people, there are always basic side effects that can including: nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness.
In addition, post-surgery recovery is easier and faster since bruising and swelling is usually minimized.
BUT - The Most Important Advantage?
According to Dr. Simoni, the most important benefit of the 1 Hour Facelift is the fact that the patient is awake, sitting up, and able to speak.
This allows him to evaluate the movement of the patient's muscles so he can manipulate tissues into the most natural position for the best result.
First Dr. Simoni uses tiny thin needles to inject local anesthesia (mixed with epinephrine) to numb the area.
The mixture used is
freshly made before each procedure – as opposed to pre-made anesthesia which can
be acidic and somewhat painful when injected.
Once the patient is numb and comfortable and sitting upright, Dr. Simoni performs the operation in a method typical for a lower facelift.
This involves removing excess fat, repositioning muscles and tissues to tighten loose skin and
contour the cheeks, jowls, and neck.
Within an hour or so, the patient is able to go home and most can return to normal activities and work in 4-7 days. And, while everyone is different, the results can last up to 15 years before needing another "nip and tuck."
Well, that question is best decided between you and your doctor. Any procedure is important, so it's best to shop around and find one that serves your needs – physically and financially.
Also, as with any medical procedure, you still need to consider the risks and possible side effects….not to mention the cost.
Just remember there are lots of anti-aging procedures to help improve your appearance...........and some wonderful non-surgical procedures (like Botox and Dermal Fillers) which can significantly help re-fresh your appearance.
For more information on other options check out
the Anti-Aging Research articles.
Personally, for this Baby Boomer - facial exercises is still the way go..........as long as they continue working for me.
According to Carolyn, creator of CFF, she looks younger now at 64, then when she started her facial exercises in her 50s! Click on the link above to watch her video and see her before and after pictures.
Visit Dr. Simoni's website for more information on this procedure.
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