Quick Recovery Facelift

What is the Quick Recovery Facelift?

The Quick Recovery Facelift was designed by Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad for the person with busy and modern lifestyle. After some time, Dr. Prasad found that patients who sought a face lift had hesitance because they didn’t want to appear unnatural or show obvious signs of surgery. Patients also did not want the long period of recovery and did not want an ineffective “short cut” procedure. Dr. Prasad’s Quick Recovery Facelift was developed to provide his patients with minimal risk, maximum gain, and quick recovery.

Performed under local anesthesia and light sedation, the Quick Recovery Facelift is a 2 to 3 hour procedure. An incision is made typically increase between ear and face and slightly around the earlobe through which the surgery is performed. The patient will be able to return home about 1 hour after the procedure with only a small bandage and antibiotic ointment. Recovery time is about 1 week.

Quick Recovery FaceliftWhy choose the Quick Recovery Facelift?

For patients who seek a better alternative to other face-lifting procedures available, the Quick Recovery Facelift has many advantages compared to a traditional face lift. The Quick Recovery Facelift is performed under local LITE™ Anesthesia, which is safer than general anesthesia used for most face lift surgeries. The Quick Recovery Facelift produces a shorter scar as the incision is a lot smaller and does not go to the temple. Because of the way the incision is made, hair loss is minimal (if any) and the sideburn is preserved. With the Quick Recovery Facelift, the patient goes home on the same day of surgery. A traditional facelift usually involves an overnight hospital stay with a private duty nurse. A traditional facelift can result in a slanted or pulled look. The Quick Recovery Facelift restores the natural relationships of the skin, tissue and muscles of the face, resulting in a natural, youthful appearance that will last long.

“Quick Recovery Facelift” vs. “The Traditional Facelift” & “The MACS Facelift”

Traditional Facelift MACS Facelift Dr. Prasad’s Facelift
4 hour procedure 2-4 hour procedure 2-3 hour procedure
Typically performed in hospital or operating room with overnight stay. Performed in a hospital or operating room with an overnight stay. Performed in state of the art office suites. Go home about 1 hours after the procedure.
General anesthesia General anesthesia often used Local anesthesia (Intravenous sedation as needed)
Large scar behind ear-Sometimes requires loss of hairline in that area Incision scar next to outer corner of the eyelid can be long and obvious Smaller scar found typically in crease between ear and face and slightly around the earlobe (customized to the degree of loose skin)
Large bandage over face that need to be changed periodically. Drains left in for the first few days. Large bandages on the head and neck until the day after surgery. Small bandage and antibiotic ointment. Drains not necessary. Comes off in under a week.
4 week healing period 2-3 week healing period On average 1 week healing period
Risk of plastic appearance Cheeks look round and puffy. Natural appearance

Dr. Amiya Prasad is a certified Cosmetic Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, specializing in the eyes and the face. He has been practicing for over 16 years and is also a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

MACS Facelift vs Quick Recovery Facelift

The MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift was a popular choice in the mid 2000’s because it promised limited invasiveness and a short access scar, which would result in faster healing. A short scar unfortunately limits how much the neck can be addressed. Many people who have the MACS or other “short scar” facelifts feel over tight and still have significant loose neck skin.

The goal of a facelift or face and necklift is to improve the appearance of the jawline and neck and create a natural appearance which is long lasting.

Dr. Prasad’s customizes his face and neck lift procedures so the client gets the best results that go with traditional surgery but with the benefits of a shorter recovery time seen with procedures such as the MACS lift.

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