The Hybrid Lift™: The Next Generation of Facelift ProceduresWritten by Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman
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You’re Ready for a Facelift
You’ve seen the early signs of facial aging, including deep wrinkles and sagging skin, and you’re not too happy about it. Maybe you’ve been using botox and fillers, and have found that they’re not doing enough for you anymore. You look around and see some people who look fantastic and appear to be aging effortlessly. Well, it may not just be good genes. It may be a facelift. And not just any facelift; it may have been a Hybrid Lift™. If you think you’re ready to talk about a facelift, you must come to PROFILES Beverly Hills to see how our very own Hybrid Lift™ can transform your look and restore the naturally youthful appearance you’ve been craving.
Our Hybrid Lift™ has revolutionized the way we, as facial plastic surgeons, think about and approach facial rejuvenation. The aesthetic results we have seen with the Hybrid Lift™ have been nothing short of astonishing. And, our patients love that they can be up and around after only a few days.
Unlike Mini Facelifts, The Results Really Last!
Because we combine the small incision with the lifting of all the deep tissues of your lower face, you’ll see lasting natural improvement in the neck, along the jawline, and in the cheek area. And, best of all, we can customize the Hybrid Lift™ procedure to suit your individual needs.
Perhaps most importantly for all of you who have to get back to work, the recovery and bruising after a Hybrid Lift™ are kept to a minimum. While you won’t be lunching out the next day, our Hybrid Lift™ patients are presentable and back to their activities soon after the procedure.
The Hybrid Lift™ is the only facelift that, in a single procedure and through the smallest of incisions, addresses the two main signs of facial aging:
- Increased laxity of facial skin and muscles, and
- Loss of facial fat and bony volume
This innovative facelift surgery procedure combines the best of all available techniques to provide results that are superior to the mini facelift and the traditional facelift.
As well-recognized specialists in the world of facial plastic surgery, we know that, for facial rejuvenation to work optimally, lifting and volume must be coupled in cosmetic facelift surgery. So, we’ve incorporated micro fat transfer as part of our Hybrid Lift™ in the cheek area and around the mouth for most of our patients who are facelift candidates. In this way, we are able to give your entire face a consistently smooth, youthful convexity without the usual negatives of a traditional facelift.
Is A Hybrid Lift™ Right For You?
The question of which facelift technique is right for you is answered during your imaging consultation, which takes place once we have gauged the degree of aging and skin laxity among other factors, and weighed these against your needs, desires, fears, and limitations. Unlike other facelift centers dedicated to one particular type of procedure, Drs. Litner and Solieman avoid gimmicks, and instead concentrate on customizing a treatment plan to best suit your unique goals. Our facial plastic surgeons take every precaution in planning your cosmetic facelift surgery in order to preserve your natural features while giving you the younger and more vibrant look you want and deserve.
The aesthetic results Drs. Litner and Solieman have seen with their Hybrid Lift™ have been revolutionary and nothing short of fantastic. And, our patients love that they can be up and around after only a few days. If you are considering a Facelift, we encourage you to contact us now and come in for a consultation in which computer imaging will be used to show you personally what a Hybrid Lift™ can do for you.
How Is A Hybrid Lift™ Performed?
With the Hybrid Lift™ the skin is lifted in the lower face and neck so that the excess can be appropriately trimmed. But, we then go into a deeper plane to extensively lift the sagging tissues underneath the skin. It is this lift that actually creates a lasting, naturally beautiful outcome and minimizes swelling and bruising of the skin, shortening your recovery time. All the tension of the lift is placed on these deep tissues so your skin can drape naturally over your jawline and cheekbones without ever having a hint of a pulled look. The extra saggy skin is tailored and removed via the smaller incision which leaves less scarring and also leads to a quicker recovery. And a quicker recovery means you can start looking fabulous even sooner!
The Hybrid Lift™ is a minimally invasive procedure. This means it is performed through an incision that is shorter than the traditional facelift. And, the incision is hidden within the folds of the ear so that it is virtually invisible when healed. The diagrams and photos on this page show how our Hybrid Lift™ matches up against other common facelifts and neck lifts.
What Sets Our Hybrid Lift™ Above The Rest?
The Hybrid Lift™ combines facial volume enhancement with our extensive lift of your sagging deep facial tissues, all performed through a small skin incision. In other words, Drs. Litner and Solieman combine the shorter recovery time and less visible scars of the mini-facelift with the effectiveness and longevity of the more extensive traditional facelifts. And, whether you are just starting to see a sagging cheek, neck and jawline, or have more advanced jowling, our Hybrid Lift™ can be customized to your specific needs.
The key benefits of the Hybrid Lift™ are:
- With our deep lift, we are able to reposition the deep supporting facial tissues (the SMAS) back into their proper youthful location to give you a truly natural look.
- Using a minimal incision just around the ear, the incisions are completely inconspicuous. Unlike traditional lifts, we never get into the hairlines, move hair tufts, or get a windswept appearance. You can style your hair any way you like.
- Whereas in mini facelifts, in which only the superficial layers are manipulated, here the work is done in the deep layers, providing our patients with long-lasting results.
- By restoring fat volume, we fill out the concavities responsible for your aged appearance and we restore you to your youthful, aesthetically pleasing heart-shaped facial structure.
- By using your own fat as a facial filler, the results will look natural and will last. The same cannot be said for temporary facial fillers. And, unlike with permanent fillers, you never need to worry about the long-term effects with our Hybrid Lift™.
The Hybrid Lift™
The following information is provided to give you a basic understanding of the PROFILES Hybrid Lift™, including how it can help you, how it is performed, and what you can expect. Because much of facial plastic surgery is dependent upon your individual characteristics, a personal PROFILES consultation is the best way to have all of your questions about the PROFILES facelift answered and get your specific needs addressed.
Why Do Patients Come to Profiles for Facelift
Hybrid Lift™ Facelift Surgery Candidates
A Hybrid Lift™ can improve your self-confidence and provide you a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
In general, we have found that men and women who have some elasticity in their skin and a strong, well-defined bone structure are the best candidates for a Hybrid Lift™. Other factors that we will take into consideration during your consultation include your skin type, your individual healing, your ethnic background, and your smoking history.
While the majority of our Hybrid Lift™ patients range in age from their forties to their sixties, facelifts are successfully performed at PROFILES on patients in their seventies and eighties.
As you decide to undergo a PROFILES Hybrid Lift™, you can also ask your doctors if there are any additional surgeries that they would recommend to enhance your facial appearance.
THE PROFILES HYBRID LIFT™ – STEP BY STEP
How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
There are many factors that affect the price of a facelift procedure. The complexity of the operation, the patient’s geographic location, and the surgeons’ expertise will all influence the total price of a facelift. In order to get an accurate quote, you should consult with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon that has adequate credentials to help you achieve your cosmetic goals the first time.
How Painful is a Facelift?
Conventional facelift procedures rely on a series of incisions, which result in mild to moderate discomfort for the patient during recovery. However, the PROFILES Hybrid Lift™ uses mini-lift incisions that help accelerate recovery and keep pain at a minimum. Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman want to ensure that their patients are as comfortable as possible, so they prepare a course of OTC analgesics and prescription medication in severe cases.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Facelift?
Patients that undergo a conventional facelift may take up to 6 weeks to recover. Because the PROFILES Hybrid Lift™ uses mini-lift incisions, the recovery process is much quicker. However, all cases are different, so the best way to get an accurate estimate of the recovery time is to consult with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon that takes into account your unique requirements.
Is Facelift Surgery Dangerous?
Every year, there are more than 121,500 facelift procedures carried out in the US alone, so this procedure is relatively common. However, as with any operation, there are some risks and potential side effects that range from complications with anesthesia to mild pain. Dr. Solieman and Dr. Litner evaluate each patient and order a full medical examination before each Hybrid Lift™ in order to minimize the chances of potential complications.
How Long Does a Facelift Last?
Hybrid Lift™ produces long-lasting results without the extensive recovery time that comes with conventional facelifts. This is possible thanks to the combination of mini-lift incision and deep tissue alteration, which Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman have perfected over the years. Moreover, the procedure is also tailored to each patient’s unique needs, so you will not have to seek a revision or touch-up later on.
Written by Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman 11/12/19