LiteLift® FOR MEN
IN NEWPORT BEACH
WHAT IS THE LiteLift®?
The LiteLift® is an exclusive facelift procedure offered only at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery. Over 10 years ago, Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Nichter developed new surgical techniques aimed at reducing scarring, healing time, the need for general anesthesia, and resulting in a more natural looking result compared to traditional facelift techniques. The LiteLift® addresses the signs of aging of the lower face, jawline and neck, and is frequently performed in-office under local anesthesia. For those familiar with the once mega-popular LifeStyle Lift chain, our doctors crafted their innovative modified facelift long before they came along and marketed a similar technique. Two of the biggest concerns men have when considering a facelift are the amount of time off work to recover and looking like they had “work done.” The LiteLift® is ideal for men, because it maintains a natural appearance with less downtime compared to other facelifts. It is also a more affordable option, which is another benefit to consider.
The LiteLift® is not to be confused with “Thread-lifts” or “String-lifts,” which require “barbed” sutures. The LiteLift® uses techniques which yield longer lasting results. Because the incisions are limited, there is less bruising, swelling and healing time for most patients. In most cases, an individual can go back to work in one to two weeks with no visible signs of surgery. Our doctors frequently hear from their patients that their co-workers comment on how rested they look when they return back to work.
KEY POINTS OF THE LiteLift®
- Less scaring (short scar technique)
- Quicker recovery
- Local anesthesia available in most cases
- A more natural look (pull is vertical in direction)
- Look 5, 10, 15 years younger
Male LiteLift® BEFORE and AFTERS
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Men who are becoming increasingly frustrated with the sign of facial aging, and who want to look rested and more youthful. If facial aging is too mild for surgery, our doctors may recommend non-surgical treatment such as BroadBandLight laser skin resurfacing, ThermiSmooth® skin tightening, Filler, Botox, etc. Good health is necessary to have facial surgery. Medical issues such as heart problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure, battling a disease, etc. may make you ineligible for surgery. Patients who smoke will be required to stop for a period of time before and after surgery.
Your surgical journey begins with a consultation with your surgeon of choice. Both Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz are board-certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have over 25 years experience. They are also members of the most prestigious plastic surgery societies in the United States. If you are unsure which doctor to schedule your consultation with, our staff can give you more information about each, to help you make your decision. Upon arrival at our Newport Beach office, you will first meet with one of our friendly and knowledgeable consultants. After sharing information about your medical history, treatment goals, and desires, you will be examined by your surgeon, who will then determine if you are a good candidate for the LiteLift®. Men who have severe facial aging, such as very loose, sun-damaged skin, severe laxity of the neck, very heavy naso-labial folds, drooping of the lower lids and mid-face may be better candidates for a standard facelift. Men with very mild facial aging, may receive a recommendation for non-surgical treatments as an alternative to surgery.
I had a LiteLift® with and am SO pleased with the results. I just attended my 40th high school reunion on July 4th, and I got so many compliments on how youthful and beautiful I looked! It was very gratifying and I am feeling quite happy that I decided to go through with the surgery. It was subtle enough so that no one knows I had it done, but effective enough that I see the difference but all that anyone else sees is that I look “rested,” “happier,” and “great.” Highly recommend Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery!Read Testimonials
The LiteLift® itself usually requires limited incisions placed within the ear, the sideburn, and around the earlobe. These are well hidden and will become nearly invisible with time. Our doctors have performed the LiteLift® on bald men with great results. The strong layers under the skin that support the jowl and neck are lifted and secured with long lasting sutures, which define and rejuvenate the jaw and neckline. The technique used addressed the face in more of a vertical manner to avoid the wind-swept appearance other facelifts create. Gravity pulls our faces in a downward direction, so our doctors believe the opposing measure should be taken when reserving the effect. When the the LiteLift® is performed as a stand alone procedure, it takes about two hours.
The LiteLift® can be performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia with I.V. sedation, and general anesthesia. Many patients prefer local anesthesia because it carries fewer risks compared to general anesthesia, and it makes recovery easier. With local anesthesia an oral sedative (Xanax®) is administered to make sure you are relaxed and comfortable. After the sedative has taken effect, a local anesthetic will be injected into the area being treated. This is similar to having dental work done by your dentist. The area will be completely numb before surgery begins. It is possible that you will fall asleep during the procedure.
Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Nichter have been performing surgery under local anesthesia for over two decades. They are highly skilled at ensuring patients are comfortable and have a positive surgical experience.
During the consultation, your anesthesia options will be discussed in detail, and you, along with your surgeon, will determine the best option.
The list of procedures and treatments below are frequently performed at the same time as the LiteLift® to further enhance the result:
- Liposuction of the Neck and Chin
- Mini Brow Lift/Temple Lift
- Eyelid Skin Pinch
- Fat Transfer to the Cheeks, Eyelids, Temples, Pre-Jowls
- Laser Skin Rejuvenation (texture, brown spots, fine lines)
- Botox or Filler