For patients with excessive sagginess and heavy wrinkles, the surgical route is inevitable and necessary to achieve dramatic results. Traditional facelift techniques have relied upon tightening of skin (‘skin-only’ lifts). By attempting to lift sagging deep-layer tissue by removing and tightening the skin, the covering function gets corrupted and results in short-term results, abnormal skin tension, poor scars, earlobe malposition and a tight and unnatural appearance (a.k.a. ‘wind tunnel’ effect). When performing a facelift, Dr. Trokel utilizes the anatomically sound BeautY LIFT ™ Method that produces longer-lasting and more natural, beautiful looking results.
A major drawback of the standard facelift (a.k.a. low cheek deep lift) is that only the lower portion of the facial region is lifted (lower cheeks and jowls) resulting in practically no improvement in the cheekbone, under-eye and mid-face area as the low cheek deep lift cannot exert an effect on tissues of the midface and infraorbital/eye area region. The BeautY LIFT ™ Method overcomes this problem and allows a combined, simultaneous lift of the jawline, cheek and eye with a single combined flap, without the need to perform a separate mid-face lift procedure. Facial skin distributes itself naturally over new contours created by this method and is capable of self-repair and contraction, which avoids a tight or lifted appearance and further enhances the end results.
Additionally, structural volumizing in the cheekbone region is performed simultaneously with the lift to overcome the effects of volume loss. A natural more appealing and long-lasting outcome is therefore obtained. Patients not only look more rested and rejuvenated but more beautiful and modelesque.
More on the BeautY LIFT ™ Method coming soon…