The Original Band Aid Facelift: Your Questions Answered

The Original Band Aid Facelift: Your Questions AnsweredWhere did the “Band Aid” facelift get its name?

Compared to a traditional facelift, my original Band Aid Facelift is minimally invasive, using smaller incisions and producing more subtle results. While patients are often interested in facelift procedures for a more youthful appearance, the associated recovery time can turn some patients away. I decided to call my “mini” facelift technique “Band Aid” facelift because it does not require the use of surgical dressings like the traditional procedure.

How is a Band Aid Facelift different than a “mini” facelift?

While my Band Aid Facelift procedure is technically a type of “mini” facelift, the technique I use is what sets my version apart. My goal during a Band Aid Facelift is to provide noticeable, yet natural facial rejuvenation results to specific areas of concern in office using only local anesthesia.

Am I a candidate for a Band Aid Facelift or would a traditional facelift be a better option?

Whether or not you’re in need of a Band Aid Facelift or a traditional facelift depends on the significance of your signs of aging. If you are concerned with very minimal signs of aging, you may make a good candidate for a Band Aid Facelift; however, if you show more advanced signs of aging, a traditional procedure may be a better option. The best way to determine which procedure will meet your specific goals is to schedule a consultation.

Can a Band Aid Facelift be safely combined with a procedure like eyelid surgery?

Again, the answer to this question depends on the significance of your signs of aging. In this particular case, it depends on the extent of blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) needed. If a traditional blepharoplasty is needed, general anesthesia will be required for patient safety and comfort. Although I can perform a Band Aid Facelift in conjunction with traditional blepharoplasty under general anesthesia, many patients pursue the Band Aid Facelift to avoid the general anesthesia. I do, however, offer Band Aid Eyelid Surgery, which can easily be combined with Band Aid Facelift using only gentle numbing. Schedule a consultation to help determine which procedure or combination of procedures will best meet your specific needs.