Some people may not be familiar with the Simplicity Face Lift but it offers the benefits of a traditional facelift without the more invasive surgery.  This procedure lifts and tightens the lower portion of the face and neck, creating a more defined jaw line, reducing jowls and restoring your youthful appearance.

After a certain age, generally around 40, many people begin to experience a loosening of the facial and neck skin accompanied by sagging muscles. Folds appear running from the outer edges of the nostrils downward to the outer sides of the mouth, loose skin mars the jaw line, “marionette” lines extend from the corners of the mouth downward and the neck begins to lose its tone, as well. The extent of these signs of aging depends upon a number of factors such as genetics, weight loss or gain, sun exposure and general overall health.

In the past, the only way to restore the face and reduce the appearance of aging was with a traditional face lift.  The older facelift procedures usually included a hospital stay to complete the lengthy 3 to 5 hour surgery while the patient was under general anesthesia.  The surgery involved several incisions around the ears, along the scalp and sometimes under the chin which required more suturing to close the wounds.  There would be up to three weeks of healing from the swelling and bruising following a traditional facelift and the total recovery time could be a month or longer before a patient could return to work.

The Simplicity Lift, by comparison, is a unique procedure utilized by Dr. Dominic Castellano, a facial plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida.  The goal was find a way to tighten up the skin and reduce wrinkles but avoid the very invasive surgery that entails a long recovery time.  Dr. Dominic uses a technique known as the “pulley” stitch that allows him to achieve the same or near-similar results of the traditional facelift.  The Simplicity Lift consists of a single, small suture made at the front of the ear which allows the surgeon to tighten up both the skin and underlying tissue. The complete procedure takes only about an hour under local anesthesia and the recovery time is usually a couple of days to a week for the bruising and swelling to heal.

The Benefits of a Simplicity Facelift include:

• Tightening and lifting the cheeks and neck
• Minimizing jowls
• Creating a defined jaw line
• Restoring a youthful appearance
• Significantly reduced downtime
• No bulky dressings
• Only local anesthesia needed
• The use of very small incisions for minimal scarring
• Less expensive than traditional face lift surgery
• Fast procedure time – easier on patient’s schedule

Because of the quicker recovery time and more reasonable costs, The Simplicity Lift allows more people to restore their youthful appearance.  If you have considered facial surgery in the past but held off because of fear of a lengthy surgery, it may be wise to schedule a consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about the Simplicity Face Lift. The staff at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery will take the time to meet with you to discuss the procedure, share examples of the results and answer any questions you may have about the Simplicity Lift.


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