Ponytail Face Lift patient discusses her experience after her ponytail lift procedure with Dr Andrew Jacono. In this video she explains the recovery process and how she feels like she lost 20 years from her appearance without looking like she had any plastic surgery.
A Refreshed Face with No Visible IncisionOur faces begin to lose its 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 face lifting 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 Face Lift which is minimally invasive and has no visible incision.
What is a Ponytail Face Lift
Considered a pioneer in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacono has been creating customized cosmetic surgeries such as the ponytail 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 a Ponytail Face Lift is Different
- Eliminates 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 Face 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.
- Minimally Invasive
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 face lift patients, Dr. Jacono only places the hidden incision behind the ear.
- Never Overdone
Dr. Jacono chooses to shape and sculpt each ponytail face lift patients face with finesse. His focus is on enhancing your youthful beauty instead of pulling and tightening your skin.
Ponytail Face Lift Before & After Patient 1: This female patient had a minimally invasive ponytail 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 Face Lift Before & After Patient 2: This patient wanted to transform her cheeks, jawline, and neck into a more youthful and refreshed look. Dr. Jacono performed a ponytail face lift procedure which allowed him to sculpt her appearance without naturally without the need for a traditional facelift.
How Does a Ponytail Face Lift Differ from Traditional Facelifts?
Both a ponytail face lift 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 face lift which involves only a single incision behind each ear and can completed in under an hour. The traditional facelift procedure will also carry a much longer recovery time then the minimally invasive Ponytail 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 face lift 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 a Ponytail Face Lift Performed?
Dr. Jacono performs the ponytail 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 office with very little downtime.
Ponytail Face Lift Before & After Patient 3: Tired of looking in the mirror and seeing what gravity was doing to her face, this patient decided to have a ponytail 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 a Ponytail Face Lift
Ponytail Face Lift procedures have 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.div>
Ponytail Face Lift Before & After Patient 4: 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 face lift and her results are stunning. Her cheeks look naturally lifted and her neck and jawline look smooth.
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Am I a Good Candidate for a Ponytail Face Lift?
Men and women who are experiencing the initial signs of unwanted facial aging are usually a candidate for a Ponytail 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 Face Lift Before & After Patient 5: 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 face lift to help combat against aging and gravity. Her after photos reveal a naturally refreshed look that has this patient looking and feeling much younger.
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