Many people aren’t quite at the point where they need (or want to spend the money on) a full face lift. While these procedures are not a substitute for a full lift, they can provide a nice tightening and overall smoother, firmer look. For these reasons a “weekend face lift” may be the perfect option.
Since it only takes a few days to recover from this limited procedure you don’t have to take off work or miss out on any of your daily routines, hence the nick name.
It is less costly than than a full face lift and won’t do quite as much for you, but it is is also cheaper, a shorter recovery time and it allows you to still firm up the jaw line, the neck and the cheeks and lose some of that “jowly” look.
This mini face lift procedure works only on small specific areas of the face and neck, like the areas around the nose and the neck. The procedure is done by making small incisions and using endoscopic technology to firm up and reposition facial tissue. The end result is a much more taut, tighter look.
The biggest limitation to this type of procedure is that the forehead and brow line aren’t addressed at all. It only targets the lower part of the face, and for many people,that is all they need. This is often one of the first types of cosmetic surgeries people will have so they may not need as much work on other areas of their face.
This procedure is minimally invasive, much less invasive than the full face lift. Since only a small incision needs to be made, it not only heals more quickly, it is also much less expensive.
Before you go to have your “weekend face lift” done, make sure you spend some time to find a qualified surgeon. Even though this is a minimally invasive procedure, it still carries some risk (as all such types of procedures do) so you want to find the most qualified and competent surgeon you can.
Check out the credentials of any doctor you are considering as well as asking for referrals. Make sure you fully understand all possible side effects and ask for realistic idea of what you can expect, as well as what you won’t get.
Finding out just how much it will cost is very important too. Make sure you know exactly what will be covered as well as what won’t be. For example, are all medications covered or will there be an extra charge? What about follow up visits?
In most cases everything will be covered in the price, but it’s always best to ask so you know for sure, never assume.
If you don’t think you need, or just can’t afford, a full face lift, a weekend face lift may be a better alternative. You can get much improved muscle tone and firmness in your lower face and neck area. This may be a good first step before you go under the knife for a more comprehensive procedure.