Unfortunately, you can’t stop the aging process no matter how hard you try. However, you can certainly take measures to turn back the clock and help yourself look younger. A facelift is one of the best options available for achieving that. While traditional facelifts are always an option, some people can benefit from having an endoscopic facelift instead.
What Areas are Treated With An Endoscopic Facelift?
An endoscopic facelift differs from a traditional procedure in regards to which areas Dr. Mark Prysi can address. While a traditional facelift typically works on the lower part of the face such as the chin, jowls, and cheeks, an endoscopic one can target additional facial areas. This may include between the eyebrows and the middle of the face. Many patients get endoscopic facelifts along with a lower facelift or neck lift.
Endoscopic Facelifts Use Smaller Incisions
Smaller incisions are made with endoscopic facelifts compared with a traditional procedure. The location of the incisions is also different as they can be made in the hairline or behind the ear. It’s easier for incisions from an endoscopic facelift to be hidden as well due to their tiny size. Dr. Prysi is easily able to work while using a small camera before closing the tiny incisions.
General anesthesia is used when a patient gets a traditional facelift. With an endoscopic facelift, twilight anesthesia is used instead. This is safer and allows the patient to breathe on their own while the doctor performs the procedure. Twilight anesthesia is also better due to the lack of an allergic reaction or some other type of negative reaction, which can happen more readily with general anesthesia.
Twilight anesthesia wears off faster as well. Just like with general anesthesia, however, the patient will not remember anything as they’re effectively sedated during their facelift.
What is the Recovery for the Procedure?
Endoscopic facelifts are less invasive and have smaller incisions than traditional ones. At the same time, you should remember that an endoscopic facelift is still a surgical procedure. As a result, it’s important to take some time off to recover from it. If you have this procedure, you should take off at least one to two weeks so you can rest and recuperate. Time off work and other regular activities can give you a chance to allow the swelling and bruising to subside. You will have to avoid strenuous activity and exercise for at least two weeks after your surgery.
Men who undergo endoscopic facelifts should also refrain from shaving for a few days after their surgery. You should also avoid dyeing your hair for around three weeks after the procedure.
Who is a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for an endoscopic facelift are those who have a moderate to severe amount of signs of aging in their faces. Those who have more pronounced signs who are looking for dramatic results may be better candidates for a traditional facelift. You can discuss your options with Dr. Prysi during your consultation with him.
You must also be a non-smoker or at least quit smoking at least several weeks prior to the surgery. Medications you take can also determine whether you’re a good candidate. You’ll discuss all this and more during a consultation about endoscopic facelifts with Dr. Prysi.
Schedule a Consultation Today
The endoscopic facelift process starts with a consultation in Dr. Prysi’s Naples plastic surgery office. Dr. Prysi prides himself on the exquisite results he is able to achieve for patients through his revolutionary endoscopic technique for facial rejuvenation. This procedure is often paired with a brow lift and neck lift, which Dr. Prysi will recommend based on your goals and current facial condition. Start the conversation today by calling our office or contacting us online!