The Suspension Lift is a minimally-invasive facelift alternative which uses special barbed sutures to lift and reposition the facial tissues. The procedure results in a refreshed and more youthful appearance without the lengthy recovery associated with other surgical procedures. The suspension lift may also be referred to as a threadlift or featherlift.
Good candidates for the suspension lift include men and women with good skin tone who are looking to improve the appearance of mild to moderate skin laxity. The suspension lift can improve the appearance of mild to moderate sagging in the cheeks, mid face, and lower face, as well as jowls and wrinkling.
Dr. Schwartz performs the suspension lift in his office-based facility or an outpatient surgical center. Local anesthesia or IV sedation is used and the procedure takes between one and two hours to complete. Tiny, hidden incisions are made and the special barbed sutures are threaded through the incisions. As the sutures are tightened, the skin and tissue are lifted and suspended.
Recovery after the suspension lift takes about three to four days. Some minor bruising, swelling, and redness can occur during the first few days. The stitches are removed after five days. Though patients can usually return to work within five days, more strenuous activities should be postponed for about three weeks.
Q - What is a suspension lift?
The suspension lift is a minimally invasive facelift alternative which can provide a more refreshed and youthful appearance to the face. Sometimes referred to as a threadlift or featherlift, this procedure lifts and repositions the facial tissues using special barbed sutures. Mild to moderate sagging in the cheeks, mid face and lower face, along with wrinkling and jowls, can be improved with the suspension lift.
Q - Who is a good candidate for a suspension lift?
Men and women looking to improve mild to moderate skin laxity who also have good skin tone may be candidates for the suspension lift.
Q - What happens at a consultation for a suspension lift?
During the consultation with Dr. Schwartz you will discuss what it is that you dislike about your face and what you hope to achieve through surgery. Your face and skin will be examined, a thorough medical history taken, and your options discussed. All details of the suspension lift procedure will be explained and any questions or concerns that you may have addressed.
Q - Where does the suspension lift procedure take place?
Dr. Schwartz performs the suspension lift in his office-based facility or at an outpatient surgery center.
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