More and more patients are looking to restore a more youthful appearance without long healing and recovery times. Considered a leader in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacono at the New York Center for Facial Plastics & Laser Surgery delivers exactly what these patients are looking for with his weekend facelift procedure.
A weekend facelift is basically a term that refers to the healing process that encompasses only several days' instead of weeks. A three to five-day period of recovery is all that is needed for most of Dr. Jacono's weekend facelift patients to return to work.
What is a Weekend Facelift?
The weekend facelift is a procedure best suited for those patients who are showing moderate signs of aging, usually in their 40s and early 50s. They are best suited for addressing sagging jowls and minor signs of aging in the neck area. Dr. Jacono produces amazing results by tightening up and smoothing the neck, jowl area, and restoring a natural jawline. These results are produced by making a small incision behind the ear leaving minimal to no scarring and facial rejuvenation without the need for significant downtime.
Since the incision is relatively small, scarring is generally less of a concern with the weekend facelift. Dr. Jacono always strives to deliver the most natural looking results with no obvious signs of surgery or work being done.
Most patients recover within 3 to 5 days so those patients who come in to have a weekend facelift with Dr. Jacono on a Thursday will typically return to normal activities on the following Tuesday.
In those cases, where patients are showing only moderate signs of aging Dr. Jacono will opt to perform the weekend lift as a sole procedure. For patients who are showing deeper signs of aging a weekend facelift in combination with other facial procedures such as browlifts, eyelid lifts, laser resurfacing, or facial fillers can be performed for more traditional facelift results. The recovery time will be slightly longer in those cases since multiple procedures are being performed.
What Results Should be Expected from a Weekend Facelift?
While the weekend facelift can help a patient to look 5 to 10 years younger, it does not yield the same results as a full facelift. It should only be considered for patients between the ages of 40-50 with moderate aging signs who are looking to tightening their sagging jowls, wrinkles and neck area.
The procedure is done under local anesthesia so surgery time is reduced as are the risks associated with a full facelift.
Weekend facelift overview:
- The average age of patients is between 40-50 years' old
- Local anesthesia with sedation is used
- Surgery time is approximately 1 to 2 hours' long
- Minimal risks or scarring associated with the weekend facelift
- Shorter recovery period needed. Most patients require 3 to 5 days off from work or daily routines. Full recovery is generally 2 to 3 week.
- Patients look refreshed and 5 to 10 years younger.
Weekend Facelift Candidates
Patients who are 40 to 50 years old and starting to show the initial signs of aging in their face, may be a good candidate for this type of procedure. Patients would also be in good health and have realistic expectations for their desired results.
An in-person consultation with Dr. Jacono is a great way to find out if this is the right surgical solution for looking and feeling younger again. Our staff at Dr. Jacono's office will be more than happy to assist you in setting up your initial consultation and any follow-up visits that may be necessary.
To learn more about the weekend facelift or to schedule your consultation today, simply call 516-773-4646 or complete an online form.