Question: I had a facelift years ago and was quite happy with the results. It’s been 15 years and I have some mild sagging along my jaw and neckline with visible vertical neck bands and hollowing in my cheeks. I’ve been reading about your minimal invasive Whisper Lift™. Can you have a Whisper Lift™ after a facelift?
Answer: I typically perform the Whisper Lift™ on 2 different types of patients. The first group is younger patients in their 50’s who have never had surgery and show early sagging in the neck and jawline. The second group consists of older patients, in their 60’s and 70’s, who have previously had facelift surgery and just need a “tuck-up” in the neck and jowl areas.
The Whisper Lift™ is a uniquely innovative surgical procedure which addresses mild sagging along the jawline as well as mild to moderate loose neck skin, fat and vertical platysmal neck bands. The Whisper Lift™ is performed under straight local anesthesia, without IV’s, in one of my office surgical suites. There are no visible incisions and the downtime is minimal compared to a facelift.
Based on your concerns, you may be a good candidate for the Whisper Lift™. However, this final decision can only be made after a thorough consultation.
The hollowing in your cheeks cannot be treated with a Whisper Lift™ or facelift surgery, both of which address sagging. Since cheek hollowing is due to volume loss, Bellafill, the 5-year filler, is the most popular treatment in my office for volume restoration. If you prefer a more short-lived injectable filler, Restylane Refyne or Juvederm are options that last a year.
Consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in the face and neck and is highly experienced in minimal invasive surgical and non-surgical procedures is the first step.
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Anita Mandal, MD
Dr. Anita Mandal is a double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon practicing since 1998. She exclusively specializes in facial rejuvenation and non-invasive body contouring. In addition to being on the medical staff at Jupiter Medical Center, her offices house both surgical and laser suites. Dr. Mandal is committed to giving her patients the most natural looking results.
Mandal Plastic Surgery Center
2401 PGA Blvd., Suite 146
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: (561) 238-0040
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