I am Dr. Sandeep Bhasin from Carewell medical centre. I am a laparoscopic and cosmetic surgeon.
Today I will be talking about various procedures of facelift.
Till 1990, the most popular method of the facelift was surgical facelift. It was called SMAS lift. Now, SMAS is the membrane on the muscles- aponeurotic membrane on the muscles and this was tightened and it causes face tightening. The results are really good with this technique but the only thing is it’s very emissive. People are not very interested in invasive procedures.
So, after 2000, we’ve got a lot of non-invasive procedures. I’ll be talking few of them.
Now, surgical method always has a time and there is a downtime after any treatment. So whence you go for a facelift about 3 weeks to 1 month it takes for the complete healing process. So this is the time when you have bruising, swelling in the face so that’s the downtime. The same problem you face with the fat grafting also as it is a surgical method and 3-4 weeks are required as a downtime. As compared to that, HIFU does not have any downtime. Immediately after the procedure you can go back to your office and nobody will come to notice that something has been done. This is one time there is no downtime involved in HIFU.
Now comparing HIFU with other non-surgical methods like thread lift. Now in thread lift the thing is we are able to work and cause skin tightening at a very superficial level, about 2-3 mm depth only. HIFU reaches up to 4.5 mm depth so results are deeper and more long lasting.