There’s no doubt that facelift surgery can be life-altering. This extraordinarily popular procedure has seen great advancements in the past few decades, and the results it creates today look more beautiful and natural than ever. Like other people around the country, many of the prospective facelift patients who visit my St. Louis office are concerned with facial aging but don’t yet have enough signs to warrant a facelift. For these individuals, who tend to be a bit younger than typical facelift patients, I often recommend a type of “mini facelift” called the Next Day Lift.
We call it the Next Day Lift because it has a drastically reduced recovery time compared to a typical facelift. Most Next Day Lift patients are back to work, social events, and other activities just 4 days after the procedure. Any residual bruising is easily covered with makeup, and discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter products. The Next Day Lift is performed in our office under local anesthesia, minimizing risk and maximizing patient comfort. During the procedure, the surgeon uses small, discreet incisions to tighten sagging or wrinkled areas of the face. The Next Day Lift is particularly effective at improving the appearance of the lower neck and face.
Even if you can’t make it to St. Louis for a Next Day Lift, I urge you to seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon who has plenty of experience with facial surgery. Facelift surgery isn’t a “one size fits all” procedure. It can be endlessly customized to address the unique concerns of each patient, from crow’s feet to a sagging neck. Today’s facelifts often use smaller incisions and deeper manipulation of the underlying muscles and tissues. These carefully tailored procedures are much more than skin deep.