LiteLift® could be called a “mini-facelift.” It is the more affordable option for the younger patient who doesn’t require a traditional facelift. The LiteLift® reduces signs of aging around the neck, jawbone, and lower face. This is a shorter operation with a quicker recovery and longer lasting results which differentiates it from the heavily advertised “lift” procedures marketed nationally. Many patients are rightfully wary of “lift” operations performed by unknown surgeons employed by a national marketing organization. (Many of these surgeons are not board certified plastic surgeons.)
LiteLift® is performed in a safe state of the art operating facility usually under local anesthesia with gentle sedation. Many LiteLift® patients are candidates for complementary or adjunct procedures which can enhance the results. The most common complementary procedures are blepharoplasties, lipocontouring of the neck, browlift , chemical peels (TCA), and BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal filler injections such as JUVÉDERM® XC.
The recovery period for the LiteLift® is relatively quick, requiring usually about 10 days for most patients. Adding complementary procedures could lengthen the recovery period depending upon the number of areas treated. Dr. McClure sees patients at least twice before surgery to discuss the operation and all the surgical options.