Do you recommend the ‘lunch hour’ face lifts?
The definition of lunch hour lifts varies widely. If filler/Botox/laser is the intended definition, these can be quite effective for the right person. Certainly fillers and BOTOX can be accomplished in a lunch hour. Laser can be accomplished in a lunch hour, depending on depth, but may require some downtime.
The “lunch hour” facelift is known by many names. Another one is a ” mini-lift”. I usually will tell patients they will obtain a mini-result. Generally, a facelift that will make a long lasting difference will demand a recovery longer than an hour or a weekend.
In order to achieve the lasting results of a face lift, the deeper tissues of the face need to be precisely re-positioned and tightened. This cannot be as accurately done with the “lunch hour” lifts. Although the idea of a very quick (lunch hour) facial procedure is appealing, the long term results simply don’t compare to the re-producible and long lasting results achieved with the time tested traditional face lifting approaches. In my practice, face lifts typically take ~3-3.5hrs. and patients are back at work or in society within 10-14 days.
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