In this fast-paced world we live in our potential effectiveness is often judged by others on our appearance. Fair or not, when you don’t look your best or when you look older than you are, your friends, employees and potential suitors subconsciously place you in a category you may not find exactly flattering. You look in the mirror and wish you looked as good as you felt. If only there was some way you could lose those jowls and tighten your upper neck without being out of action for weeks and spending a lot in the process. Well, now there is, and it’s a relatively new procedure called SwiftLift™
WHAT IS A SWIFTLIFT™?
- Dissolvable Sutures
- Minimal Down Time
- Same Day Results
- Dr. Wright has performed hundreds of Swiftlifts
- Dr. Wright is the only surgeon licensed to perform SwiftLift™ in Utah.
SwiftLift™ is a revolutionary 90-minute out-patient procedure that is a modification of today’s standard facelift and is fast becoming the state-of-the-art procedure for sagging skin of the lower face.
SwiftLift™ is a surgical procedure which uses a minimal access incision in the front of the ear to tighten the lower face and neck skin using a combination of skin tightening and skin removal along with muscle tightening sutures that allows a long lasting lifting of the tissue of the mid face. The correction is especially noticeable for the jowls and the marionette (drool) lines. Your skin will continue to age, but you will never again have the sagging you had before your surgery.
WHAT A SWIFTLIFT™ ISN’T
A SwiftLift™ is not the “mini-lift” which tightens the skin only. It tightens the deeper structures of the lower face which assures a long-lasting result. It is not a procedure which addresses problems with the brows, eyelids, or wrinkles in those areas. Additional procedures may be performed including eyelid surgery, forehead lift, chemical peels, laser resurfacing and Dysport® or BOTOX®.
A SwiftLift™ will improve the jowls, the marionette (drool) lines and the upper neck. Marionette lines are the deep lines that run from the corner of the mouth to the chin and are difficult to eliminate with standard procedures.
HOW IS A SWIFTLIFT™ DIFFERENT FROM THE STANDARD FACELIFT?
A SwiftLift™ incision is about one half the length of a regular facelift incision. There is a very little, if any, incision behind the ear because it is not necessary with this procedure. However, if excessive neck skin exists, the incision can be modified to better treat this area. The surgical time involved is shorter, resulting in less swelling, less bruising, and therefore a faster recovery. Typical recovery time is about 7-14 days.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
Any surgical procedure carries risks and they are thoroughly discussed prior to surgery. There is some risk of scarring, but Dr. Wright is an experienced cosmetic surgeon and will make every effort to hide these incisions and make them inconspicuous. They should be hard to find after a few months. Bleeding and infection are possible but uncommon. They are handled if they arise and usually result in no permanent damage. Slight numbness is always temporary. Hair or skin loss can occur but are less common than with a standard facelift.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE AND WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER THIS PROCEDURE?
When you look in the mirror and notice how much you’re starting to look like your mother…you’re a candidate. When you look in the mirror and your eyes immediately go to those deep lines around your mouth, jowls, or that gathering skin under your chin…you’re a candidate. When your friends and co-workers start saying you look like you need a vacation, but you just took one…you’re a candidate. In short, when you simply want to look like you did 10 to 15 years ago, or don’t want to go through the inevitable seven stages of man without a fight…you’re a candidate.
Before treatment, Dr. Wright or his personally and thoroughly trained Surgery Consultant will to do a private consultation with you. During this consultation, they will discuss treatment goals, preoperative care, postoperative care and the risks associated with surgery. You are encouraged to look at patient photos to help illustrate what can and cannot be accomplished through cosmetic surgery. The decision to move forward will rest entirely upon you.
Visit our cosmetic surgery office located in Cottonwood Heights, Utah (UT). We are conveniently near the Salt Lake City, UT area.