What is Contoura LIFT®?
Contoura LIFT® is a minimally invasive procedure performed in the office to elevate the cheeks and give the lower face a more youthful appearance. As the face ages, the muscles and tissues sag downward; volume is lost; and the jowls become more prominent.
The Contoura LIFT® repositions the droopy cheek tissue and restores a youthful contour of the cheeks. The procedure will also soften the fold between the nose and cheek.
The loss of a defined jawline is the hallmark of an aged lower face. The ideal candidate is a person who has noticed a descension of the cheeks and development of jowls.
How is Contoura LIFT® Performed?
The Contoura LIFT® is performed under local anesthesia. If necessary, the patient may be given some oral medicines to relax them as well. The deep layers of the face and cheek are lifted with sutures that are placed near the ear or the hairline. The sutures are removed after 7-12 days. The procedure takes LESS THAN ONE HOUR!
Contoura LIFT® vs. Facelift
The Contoura LIFT® addresses the cheeks and the jawline giving patients a beautiful, natural result. The Garcia facelift procedure is more extensive in that it will treat the loose skin on the neck, jawline, and brow area.
Minimal swelling and bruising is experienced. This can be effectively reduced by using ice compression 24-48 hours after the procedure. In fact, because this procedure is so minimally invasive, the bruising at one week is barely perceptible. The swelling and discomfort are also very minimal.
Contoura LIFT® Recovery
Most patients can resume normal activities after 2 days and can return to social activities within 2 weeks. Of course, every patient heals differently but most patients look great after 7-12 days. Most of our patients will return to work in less than a week. The incisions are well concealed so that even the smallest amount of makeup can hide that residual effects of just having had surgery.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Results are long lasting due to Dr. Garcia’s techniques. As a rule, the results are permanent in that one will always look 8-10 years younger than had they not had the surgery performed. The results are very natural and our patients simply look refreshed, not like they had surgery performed.