The weekend facelift is letting more people reverse the signs of aging without putting a hold on their lives. A weekend facelift is for jowls, a little loose skin in the neck and might be a good alternative to more invasive procedures if the patient does not already have advanced signs of aging. While it does not have the same extensive results a full surgical facelift can have, weekend facelifts allow people to go back to work quickly and reduce the risk of complications. The weekend facelift has provided a lot of patients with a dramatically improved appearance and is described as having virtually no pain, very minimal downtime, minimal incisions, no use of general anesthesia, a natural looking result and costing much less than a full facelift.
Am I an ideal candidate?
Because the weekend facelift will not be as effective for more advanced signs of aging, the procedure is ideal for a younger population. The weekend facelift has been an effective solution for selected, isolated problems around the face. Nevertheless, since a weekend lift is still a surgical procedure, patients must be in pretty good health.
Before deciding if a weekend facelift can benefit you, a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon must first complete a thorough evaluation to determine the benefits and the risks of the procedure. Since this is an elective and purely aesthetic procedure, your surgeons must understand what your full benefits versus risks are before determining if you are an ideal candidate
How is the procedure performed?
The weekend facelift is much less invasive than a full facelift saving you time and money. Tiny incisions are made and hidden in the hairline using local anesthetic. This allows patients to avoid the normal two to three weeks it takes to heal from a full facelift and the grogginess from general anesthesia. Within a day or two, the weekend facelift patient should feel back to normal.