For patients who are not ready for a traditional or full facelift, The Whisper Lift offers neck and jowl tightening with local anesthesia and less than a week of downtime.
As the movement towards less invasive procedures continues to gain momentum in the aesthetic industry, more procedures are becoming available to postpone or bypass surgical procedures entirely. One such procedure is The Whisper Lift? – developed by Palm Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Anita Mandal, this revolutionary procedure addresses sagging jowls and neck tissue and may turn back the clock back 10-15 years.
Ideal for patients who are not quite ready for a traditional or full facelift, the Whisper Lift was designed specifically to avoid a stretched and overpulled look while yielding natural facial rejuvenation results. Dr. Mandal says, “Over the years, I’ve had a number of male and female patients come in for consultations during which they expressed concerns about aging in the cheek, jowls and neck line. And while the majority of them recognized they needed some sort of surgical procedure to improve those areas, many were quite apprehensive about undergoing a full facelift especially when combined with the increased risks and side effects of aggressive anesthesia.”
Based on nearly 15 years of surgical experience in the face and neck, Dr. Mandal developed the Whisper Lift, which combines her surgical expertise with the latest techniques. The Whisper Lift enables her to tighten underlying muscles and skin giving natural-looking, long lasting rejuvenation, but with the added benefits of low risk anesthesia and minimal downtime.
Dr. Mandal has performed the Whisper Lift on a broad range of patients from their 40’s to 70’s – from patients with early signs of aging who only need a little “tuck” to mature patients with more significant sagging of the jowls and neck tissue. According to Dr. Mandal, nearly half of her patients undergoing the Whisper Lift have had a previous facelift or lifting procedure by another surgeon. The Whisper Lift is easily combined with other procedures such as a blepharoplasty or eyelid lift, liposuction to the neck, platysmaplasty, or facial fillers to provide a more balanced rejuvenation.
The Whisper Lift procedure takes approximately 90 minutes, verses the 4-6 hours typically required for a traditional or full facelift. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia in one of two surgical suites at Dr. Mandal’s Aging Gracefully Surgi-Center, part of her Palm Beach Gardens practice. As opposed to the general anesthesia required in a traditional facelift, local anesthesia reduces the risk, costs and recovery time immediately following the procedure.
During the Whisper Lift, the incisions used to reach and tighten muscles are much smaller in comparison to those in a traditional facelift. These incisions are strategically placed so when fully healed, patients may wear their hair up or back without being concerned about visible incisions.
Another benefit to the Whisper Lift is significantly shortened downtime. “The downtime averages about 4-7 days, enabling most patients to return to their jobs and/or routine activities after one week. This downtime is distinctively less from the recovery period associated with a facelift, which could be 4-8 weeks,” says Dr. Mandal.
For more information or to schedule a consultation for the Whisper Lift, call Dr. Anita Mandal: 866-539-0498