Facelift (QuickLift®) in Huntersville, NC
Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, offers the QuickLift™ facelift technique. Patients in Charlotte and the surrounding areas rely on his skill and expertise to rejuvenate their faces without a full facelift.
What is a Facelift (QuickLift™)?
Pure Facial Plastic Surgery offers facelifts using the QuickLift™ technique for people who do not require full facelift surgery in a hospital or surgery center under general anesthesia. Dr. Cook recommends this procedure for his patients who need cosmetic correction throughout the entire face, and this procedure can safely be performed in an office setting under twilight anesthesia. The procedure is tailored to meet your unique cosmetic needs. The subtle improvements from your facelift (QuickLift™) make you look rejuvenated and refreshed.
Benefits of a Facelift (QuickLift™)
Our facelift (QuickLift™) procedure:
- Corrects loose, sagging skin on the neck and jowls
- Enhances the contours of the cheeks
- Provides natural-looking results
- Offers long-lasting improvements
- Requires little downtime
- Is performed on an outpatient basis
Visit our Facelift (QuickLift™) before & after gallery to see the results!
The cosmetic concerns that are addressed with a facelift (QuickLift™) generally begin when people reach around 40 years of age. This is when the skin loses elasticity and elastin that keeps it smooth, full and supple. A QuickLift™ procedure can correct sagging, loose skin and any area of the face (midface, jowls, and neck).
What Should I Expect From a Facelift (QuickLift™)?
The facelift (QuickLift™) procedure does not require general anesthesia. Dr. Cook and his staff will give you a sedative to keep you relaxed. The incision begins at or just-above the temple. Dr. Cook follows the natural crease along your ear down to the ear lobe, behind the ear, and down the neck area.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Cook is able to access the superficial masculoaponeurotic system, or SMAS. Dr. Cook uses a local anesthesia to numb the incision site. The skin and tissue of the SMAS are tightened, and Dr. Cook cuts away the excess skin. He may also reposition and remove neighboring skin and tissue to achieve optimum results. The incision is sutured closed using a technique that minimizes tension on the area.
Recovery from a facelift (QuickLift™) is much shorter than a full facelift. Because the procedure is adapted to the individual needs of the patient, recovery time varies. When the procedure is performed using the basic technique, recovery typically takes only 72 hours. Factors that may lengthen your recovery include:
- Individual physiology
- Complementary treatments and procedures that are performed in conjunction with a facelift (QuickLift™)
- Additional corrections during the surgery, such as to the neck
Your recovery may take up to two weeks if you have multiple procedures performed during the same surgical appointment.
Common symptoms after a facelift (QuickLift™) are swelling, discomfort, bruising, and fatigue. Non-prescription pain medication is typically adequate for managing the pain, although every patient is provided with prescription medication to ensure that you are comfortable. You can reduce the severity of these symptoms by elevating your head for the first seven days. Dr. Cook also recommends applying cold compresses to your face, jaw and neck for at least two days after the procedure.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of a facelift (QuickLift™) are permanent, and can make you look up to 10 years younger. However, the surgery will not stop the aging process. Dr. Cook and our aestheticians can recommend skin care products and complementary treatments to help you keep your skin healthy and vibrant after the procedure.
How Much Does a Facelift (QuickLift™) Cost?
Dr. Cook tailors your facelift (QuickLift™) to your anti-aging goals and individual anatomy. The procedure is not covered by insurance. We accept payment by cash, personal check, and major credit card. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit.
Would you like to look younger in less than one week? Pure Facial Plastic Surgery can help! Our facelift (QuickLift™) procedure gives you a rejuvenated look, and best of all, you may fully recover in less than three days! Contact our office in Huntersville, North Carolina to schedule your facelift (QuickLift™) consultation with Dr. Cook. We serve Charlotte and the surrounding communities.