What is a facelift in Glenview like?
A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure done to eliminate signs of aging like wrinkles. It can be done on its own or along with another procedure like a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or a neck lift. The patient may also choose a traditional full facelift or a partial facelift in which the surgeon works on a specific area of the face such as the cheeks.
A facelift can take two to five hours, depending on what the patient has done. The doctor will administer general anesthesia.
What is a midface lift?
A midface lift is done to correct problems like hollow cheeks and sunken eyes. During the midface lift, the surgeon may use fat transfers or cheek implants to add volume to the client’s face.
A neck lift, by contrast, concentrates on the patient’s neck and chin. It is done to correct problems like sagging jowls.
What is a PRP facelift?
A PRP facelift is more formally known as a “Platelet-Rich Plasma” facelift, and it is also sometimes called a vampire facelift. It is a non-surgical version of a facelift that can be used to correct wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and other minor imperfections. Since it uses the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of rejection.
The doctor will withdraw a small amount of blood, generally about the same amount used for a laboratory test. They will then put the blood in a centrifuge to separate the components and take only the plasma and platelets. After administering a local anesthetic to keep the patient comfortable, the doctor will inject the platelet-enriched plasma into the treatment site. The procedure typically takes less than an hour.
Most patients need three treatments with one treatment per month to get the desired results. Those results generally last about a year.
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