Minimally Invasive Face lift Procedure in San Antonio
About the Minimally Invasive Face lift Procedure
Dr. Marc Taylor designs all his procedures for each patient to be as “minimally invasive” as possible by combining the best proven surgical techniques with the newest lasers and instruments to give a natural looking, refreshed, and more youthful change to the neck and middle of the face regions that is long lasting.Under a local anesthetic small incisions are made in the hair line above the ears and in the chin or jaw line and special long needles are used to pass specially designed sutures through the sagging tissues to bring them up vertically and to tighten them.
The “minimally invasive face lift procedure,” as well as other “nonsurgical”options, can delay the need for a face lift procedure, but they cannot replace surgery. For many people especially those with significant excess fat, excess skin, weak muscles, or sun damaged skin, there are no“nonsurgical” or “minimally invasive” options currently available that can replace a neck or face lift procedure.
The term "minimally invasive" may refers to a “quick,” quickly done, or limited surgical procedure that uses small incisions and special long needles to insert some type of “special” suture or “thread” to pull up and to lift up the skin and muscles. Because they have less swelling and bruising and rapid healing, in certain individuals these procedures can be very beneficial, even though they can be very limited in the length of time they last. Younger individuals that are not ready for a face lift may benefit from a "mini" lift type of procedure. As you can see the term “minimally invasive" face lift procedure can be confusing because the term is used to describe many different types of surgical procedures. In our practice it does not mean "mini lift".
Call us to schedule your free consultation, and at that time Dr. Taylor will be glad to discuss the various options and surgical choices that are best for you.