Info About the Ponytail Technique Face Lift in New York
Ponytail Technique Face Lift: A Refreshed Face with No Visible Incision
Our faces begin to lose their youthful volume as we grow older and age. The cheeks begin to droop, and our necks show their age as muscle banding and visible excess skin begins to develop. Unfortunately, most facial plastic surgeons will treat the aging face and neck with a more traditional facelift procedure. The reason this is not the first approach that Dr. Jacono would take is that a traditional facelifting approach often times can lead to noticeable scarring that will be visible in front of the ears and a possibility of distorting the ear’s anatomy. In some cases, it can even affect the location of the sideburns by making them shorter.
Another issue that can occur with a traditional facelift is the devascularization of the skin which is caused when the skin and fat are separated from each other during the procedure. If done incorrectly, the end results could leave you with an unnatural appearance. Dr. Andrew Jacono, a dual-board-certified plastic surgeon and pioneer in facial plastic surgery believes that a refreshed and a renewed more youthful you can be realized without the need for a full facelift procedure. This is why he offers his patients a revolutionary technique called the Ponytail Technique Face Lift which is minimally invasive and has no visible incision.
What is the Ponytail Technique Face Lift
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Patient: This 40 something-year-old patient, was worried about her early signs of facial aging. Issues such as tired puffy eyes, sagging cheeks, and the beginning signs of jowling. All common for women in their forties when they begin to show signs of aging and want to correct them with natural results and no visible scarring. To address her concerns, Dr. Jacono performed a deep plane facelift using his ponytail face-lifting technique. In the closeup photo, you cannot see any visible scarring when she wears her hair up in a ponytail. A terrific example of how small techniques when combined together, bring out a patient’s natural beauty.
Considered a pioneer in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacono has been performing customized cosmetic surgeries such as the ponytail technique face lift to help his patients look more youthful without looking overdone or plastic. This cutting edge surgical technique was designed to lift the facial skin and underlying facial tissue to restore that youthful look you want.
Why this Face Lift Technique is Different
Eliminating Facelift Scars
Dr. Jacono will place the tiny incisions hidden behind the ear instead of in the front of the ear or behind the tragus. This is how he achieves minimal scarring that is not visible to anyone.
The Results are Long Lasting
Because of the care and finesse that Dr. Jacono employs during the procedure, the facial skin and underlying fat layers remain intact and undamaged together. This will keep the skin healthy and vascularized allowing for your youthful results to last longer.
No Windblown Look
Dr. Jacono’s Ponytail Technique Lift does not pull or stretch the facial skin in a horizontal position. Rather the skin is redraped vertically upward in order to reverse the downward pull of gravity on your face and avoiding a windswept look.
No Surprises Here
A permanent look of surprise on your face will never occur from this procedure since Dr. Jacono does not use any screws for suspending the facial tissue and skin.
The procedure is minimally invasive and will not distort the natural anatomy of your ear or affect your hairline at all.
No Altered Tragus
The tragus, which is located prominently just in front of your ear opening, will not be distorted or pulled forward since Dr. Jacono does not place an incision in front of the ear or behind the tragus. For his ponytail technique face lift patients, Dr. Jacono only places the hidden incision behind the ear.
Dr. Jacono chooses to shape and sculpt each ponytail technique face lift patients face with finesse. His focus is on enhancing your youthful beauty instead of pulling and tightening your skin.
Many patients want to know what the facelift incisions look like following surgery. Here is a photo of the incision line for a beautiful 55-year-old patient of mine just a week out after surgery. You can see the incision line, but it has already begun to gradually blend in and will eventually not be visible. The incision wraps inside of the ear cartilage called the tragus and behind the ear so that there is no visible scarring when the incision is fully healed.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Before & After Patient 1: This female patient had a minimally invasive face lift procedure with Dr. Jacono. Her after photo shows a more youthful appearance after just 3 months following her procedure. Her cheeks are naturally shapped and lifted without looking plastic.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Technique Before & After Patient 2: This beautiful 54 year old patient of mine is pictured here just 2 months after Dr. Jacono performed a facelift procedure using his ponytail face lifting technique which is a type of vertical facelift he performs. He combined the procedure with a necklift, a lower blepharoplasty, a lip lift, and some fat grafting. You can see in the after photos that she is already pulling her hair back and no visible scarring can be seen. She looks fabulous and this is a great example how doing the correct procedures with finesse and balance can create lasting and natural results.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Technique Before & After Patient 3: This 49-year-old patient did a virtual post-op follow up all the way from Seattle. Worried about her dropping jawline, jowls, cheeks, and droopy nasal tip. To address her concerns, Dr. Jacono performed a facelift using his ponytail facelift technique which included a plastysmaplasty to smooth her neck and jawline, a lateral temporal lift to open her eyes so she no longer appears tired, a lip lift, a chin augmentation, and to complete the harmonic transformation, a rhinoplasty with tipplasty and the removal of her dorsal hump. Her selfies are two months post-operative and she looks fantastic in these before and after photos she shared.
How Does Dr. Jacono’s Ponytail Technique Face Lift Differ from Traditional Facelifts?
Both a ponytail technique and a traditional facelift begin with an incision. The traditional facelift however will involve more incisions, a much longer surgical time, and a longer recovery time. Compared to the ponytail technique facelift which involves only a single incision behind each ear and can be completed in under an hour. The traditional facelift procedure will also carry a much longer recovery time than the minimally invasive Ponytail Technique Face Lift. While both procedures will leave you looking younger, a traditional facelift will involve more areas of the face including the cheeks, jowls, eyes, and in most cases, the neck. Another main difference between the two is that the ponytail technique is better suited for men and women who are in their late twenties to late thirties and the traditional full facelift is better suited for patients who are a bit older and have loose drooping facial skin.
In the end, both procedures will leave patients looking more refreshed and years younger. During your consultation with Dr. Jacono, he will discuss your aesthetic goals and help customize a facelift procedure that is best suited to deliver the results each patient is looking for.
How is the Ponytail Technique Face Lift Performed?
Dr. Jacono performs the pony tail face lift under local anesthesia and will begin with a single small incision hidden behind the ear. Because this incision is hidden, visible scarring is avoided. Dr. Jacono then sculpts the skin and facial tissue to restore a refreshed and youthful appearance. The excess skin is trimmed, and the incision is closed. This procedure is minimally invasive in nature and takes about an hour in the office with very little downtime.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Technique Before & After Patient 3: This 56-year-old- patient is just 3 weeks out from surgery and she looks fantastic! She was concerned with her sunken cheeks, visible jowling, facial wrinkles, and tired eyes. Dr. Jacono performed a pony tail facelift technique to address her concerns. She can see in her after photos how natural and refreshed she looks. Even with her hair pulled back into a ponytail, you cannot see any visible scarring. A necklift with platysmaplasty was done to smooth her neck and jawline. He performed a lip lift to shorten the distance between the nose and upper lip, and to complete the transformation, he used a lateral temporal lift, so she did not look tired anymore. She loves how she looks and feels twenty years younger.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Technique Before & After Patient 4: This patient wanted to transform her cheeks, jawline, and neck into a more youthful and refreshed look. Dr. Jacono performed a face lift procedure which allowed him to sculpt her appearance without naturally without the need for a traditional facelift.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Before & After Patient 5: This 53-year-old patient wanted to look younger and refreshed. Dr. Jacono performed a ponytail technique facelift to address her mid face and nasolabial folds. This procedure lifts the cheeks to their natural position and creates a smooth jawline removing jowls. To complete this overall rejuvenation, a lip lift was done to reduce the distance between the bottom of her nose and her upper lip. This procedure allows her to pull her hair back into a ponytail because the incisions are hidden. She looks amazing and natural.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Before & After Patient 6: Tired of looking in the mirror and seeing what gravity was doing to her face, this patient decided to have a ponytail technique face lift with Dr. Andrew Jacono which allowed her to look 10 years younger without the need for a lengthy surgery or a long downtime.
Benefits of the Ponytail Technique Face Lift
A pony tail technique face lift has many benefits that patients should consider. These benefits include:
Minimally Invasive SurgeryThis procedure is minimally invasive and consists of a single incision hidden behind each ear.
Local AnesthesiaThe procedure is pretty much pain free and done under local anesthesia. The total surgery time in just under one hour and performed as an outpatient procedure.
Shorter Recovery TimeRecovery from this minimally invasive procedure is much shorter than that of a standard full facelift procedure. Most patients go home following their procedure and are able to get back to their daily routine in just a few days following their procedure. Some patients may experience some minor redness or swelling at the incision site. Most patients show any signs of bruising. For those rare occasions where some bruising is evident, the bruising will fade away naturally after about a week.
Amazing ResultsThe results are amazing leaving Dr. Jacono’s patients looking years younger with a lifted and rejuvenated appearance.
No ScarringWhat makes this facelift procedure even more appealing is that no visible scarring will be present during or after your recovery.
Little RiskAll surgeries carry some risks; this procedure carries very little risk for complications.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Before and After Patient 7: This woman in her late forties wanted to lift her drooping cheeks and nasolabial folds and recreate a tighter jawline and get rid of her jowls. She had a mini facelift with a deep plane facelift lift of her fallen facial musculature. A ponytail technique facelift incision was used so the incisions are hidden on the inside and behind the ear so the hair can be worn up with a ponytail. She has her upper eyelid lift and lower eyelid lift with a fat transposition to fill her under-eye circles performed at the same.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Before & After Patient 8: This beautiful female patient wanted to refresh her look but did not want to have any visible scarring or a lengthy recovery. Dr. Jacono decided during her consultation that she would be a great candidate for his minimally invasive ponytail technique lift and her results are stunning. Her cheeks look naturally lifted and her neck and jawline look smooth.
Am I a Good Candidate for this Procedure?
Men and women who are experiencing the initial signs of unwanted facial aging are usually a candidate for a ponytail technique face Lift. The best way to determine if this is the right surgical choice would be to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Andrew Jacono. During your consult, he will listen to your desires and surgical goals to determine the best treatment options to ensure your goals are met.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Before & After Patient 9: This female patient wanted to reverse the hands of time that were causing her face to begin to sag and her jawline to look distorted. To restore her natural beauty and a more youthful appearance, Dr. Jacono performed a ponytail technique face lift to help combat aging and gravity. Her after photos reveal a naturally refreshed look that has this patient looking and feeling much younger.
Ponytail Technique Face Lift Before & After Patient 10: This female patient wanted to look more refreshed without undergoing a full facelift procedure. Dr. Jacono performed a mini-facelift known as a Minimal Access Deep Plane Facelift or M.A.D.E. Lift. With no visible scarring, she can now pull her hair back into a pony tail and the incisions are invisible. She loves her new crisp jawline and lifted neck. She looks and feels ten years younger.
To learn more about the Ponytail Technique Face Lift or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jacono, please fill out our complimentary online form. You may also call in to speak to one of his patient care coordinators by calling his Park Avenue office at 212-570-2500 or his Long Island office at 516-773-4646.