Quick Recovery Facelift

Signs of aging on the face and neck can make you appear older than you actually are. For men and women with demanding careers, though, they can’t take the time needed to recover from a traditional facelift. In Harrisburg, PA, Dr. Scott Gayner offers a quick recovery facelift that meets the needs of these patients without the downtime of traditional facelifts. This procedure, sometimes called a MACS-Lift, creates a refreshed and more youthful appearance by tightening jowls and minimizing wrinkles.

What is a Quick Recovery Facelift?

During a quick recovery facelift procedure, Dr. Gayner removes excess skin and tightens underlying tissue. That’s the same technique used in a traditional facelift, which involves a long incision and disturbs a large area of skin. The quick recovery facelift uses only a short incision in front of the ear. Because a shorter incision is used, people usually experience only minimal bleeding during the procedure and less bruising or swelling after the procedure.

Dr. Gayner tightens the facial muscles and he may also perform limited undermining and excision of facial skin during a MACS lift. This facelift technique is usually performed with the patient under local anesthesia and, because a great deal of skin cannot be removed, it’s usually best for younger individuals or patients with less sagging.

If your skin retains most of its elasticity but you’re still concerned about early signs of aging, you may be a good candidate fornon-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure, such as dermal fillers orBOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Dr. Gayner may also recommend combining a short-recovery facelift with another cosmetic surgery procedure such aseyelid surgery if needed.

Your first step in learning what procedure can best address your concerns is to request a consultation using the online form to meet personally with Dr. Gayner or call our office directly at (717) 728-1700 to schedule an appointment.

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