FaceTite surgery

Is Facetite Surgery right for me?

FaceTite is a minimally invasive facial contouring procedure. It offers an alternative to traditional facelift surgery for individuals with less severe signs of aging. FaceTite surgery involves gentle liposuction along with radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis treatment. This technique helps sculpt the face and tighten the collagen under the skin, providing noticeable improvement without the downtime associated with facelift surgery.

Who Can Benefit from FaceTite?

Adults seeking to reduce visible signs of aging on their face and neck can be suitable candidates for FaceTite surgery. The procedure can rejuvenate and contour areas like the jowls, jawline, neck, and even the upper face. It works best for individuals aged between 40 and 60 who appear older than they would like but do not yet have deep, heavy jowls or significantly loose neck skin.

How is FaceTite Different from a Facelift?

While surgical facelifts offer excellent results, the associated costs, downtime, and healing process may not be suitable for everyone. In contrast, FaceTite provides many of the same benefits as a facelift but with less expense, downtime, and risk for those with mild to moderate facial aging. By avoiding large incisions typical of facelift procedures, FaceTite surgery patients experience reduced post-procedural swelling and discomfort.

What are the Benefits of FaceTite?

  1. Smoother, more consistent contouring is achieved as the radiofrequency energy liquefies fat, enhancing the liposuction process.
  1. Skin contraction occurs due to thermal heating in the dermis, accentuating facial contours.
  1. Controlled energy distribution reduces treatment risks, as the internal probe sends radiofrequency energy outward toward the external probe, maximizing tissue contraction while minimizing the risk of thermal damage to surrounding tissue.
  1. Minimal downtime, as the radiofrequency energy does a significant portion of the work on subcutaneous fat, reducing the need for extensive liposuction motions and resulting in milder side effects and expedited healing.
  1. Progressive results, as FaceTite surgery creates an immediate improvement in the appearance of mild to moderate facial aging, but the radiofrequency tightening and remodeling of the collagen under the skin continue to improve over the first six months, resulting in a better and better appearance over time.

What Areas Can FaceTite Treat?

FaceTite can treat any areas on the face and neck with saggy skin, including double chins, jowls, nasolabial folds, and other areas with deep lines and loose skin.

How Does a FaceTite Treatment Work?

During a FaceTite treatment, a thin cannula with an internal electrode is inserted through a small incision to contour the treatment area. An external electrode parallel to the internal electrode passes radiofrequency waves through the epidermis to the dermis. This process, combined with gentle liposuction and the use of local anesthesia, makes the FaceTite treatment comfortable and typically takes about an hour.

What is the Post-Procedure Care Like?

FaceTite surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia with light sedation. Patients can go home the same day and resume regular activities shortly after, except for strenuous exercise. Some may experience more obvious bruising, which may limit social interactions. It is generally recommended to keep work, exercise, and social schedules light for the first week after FaceTite to ensure proper healing.

When Will I See FaceTite Results?

Results can be seen immediately after the procedure, with the best results becoming noticeable after 6-12 weeks and continuing to improve for 6-12 months. The improvement in facial contours, especially resulting from lipolysis and fat removal, will be semi-permanent and long-lasting. The collagen improvement and skin tightening will last for years, with gradual recurrence as the natural aging process continues.

How Can I Learn More About FaceTite?

If you’re interested in learning more about the FaceTite procedure, please feel free to call (305) 444-5950 to schedule Facetite consultation in Coral Gables, Florida with Dr. John Martin MD. He is a Harvard-educated and internationally renowned facial cosmetic surgeon. You can ask any questions you may have related to FaceTite surgery and help determine if FaceTite is the right option for you.

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