The Difference Between the Traditional and Endoscopic Facelift
Like the traditional facelift, the endoscopic facelift works to smooth wrinkles and tighten and lift sagging facial features. However, using fiber optic and endoscopic technology, the endoscopic facelift can make for a less invasive procedure that can provide patients with several key benefits.
Benefits of the Endoscopic Facelift
During the endoscopic procedure, a long, thin tube with a lighted camera at the end (the endoscope) is used to view the underlying structure below the skin. Telescopic instruments are then used to carefully tighten sagging facial muscles and remove fatty tissue to result in a firmer, more well-contoured appearance. An endoscopic facelift does not address problems with excess skin as a traditional facelift does. However, several of the factors contributing to the sagging or drooping of facial features can be resolved by reshaping the underlying structure.
Cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Haiavy will use an endoscope to view and access hard to reach areas below the skin during an endoscopic facelift. This allows them to accurately tighten and firm the face without needing to make long, extended incisions.Instead, an endoscopic facelift only requires tiny incisions made in the hairline and behind your ear. Instead, an endoscopic facelift only requires tiny incisions made above and behind your ear. The endoscopic facelift is also sometimes referred to as a "scarless" facelift
Shorter Recovery Time
Recovery after an endoscopic facelift is often shorter than that of a traditional facelift. Because the procedure is less invasive, your body will not need as much time to properly heal. Swelling and bruising will typically resolve after about two weeks, however most patients are able to return to work in just one week.
Southern California Endoscopic Facelift Surgery
If you are curious about endoscopic facelift surgery and would like more information on the procedure, read on to find out if you are a good candidate. Once you feel ready to schedule a consultation with a Southern California cosmetic surgeon, click here to get in touch with our office in Rancho Cucamonga.