AccuLift is a natural adjunct to facelift surgery as it dramatically reduces the problem of recurrent gravitational jowling. The procedure is performed using an accusculpt laser to reduce jowling and contour the chin area in a minimally invasive manner. It is performed under local anesthesia with a few small needle punctures, through which the accusculpt laser fiber is inserted. When the laser energy reaches fatty tissue in the treatment areas, the fat is broken up and goes from a solid to a partial liquid state (emulsion). This fat is then removed through a small liposuction procedure.

Not everyone is a good candidate for an AccuLift procedure. Patients who have loose skin, very thin faces or a lot of sun damage will not see much benefit. The best candidates are patients with good overall health who have normal signs of aging and want a quick, minimally invasive solution. It is an ideal procedure for patients that want to avoid facelift surgery. AccuLift is probably not the best option for those in their 70's or older.

The typical cost for AccuLift ranges from $3000-$5000. The final cost varies depending on hospital fees, anesthesia fees, the surgeon’s level of expertise, the geographic location of the procedure and if any other procedures are performed at the same time.

The goal of the procedure is restoring a more youthful neckline and jaw. Minor discomfort may be experienced after the procedure. Minimal swelling and bruising will occur but it will fade away over time. Patients generally feel well enough to return to work in two to five days. The effects of the procedure can last for up to ten years.



submitted on   Thu Jul, 09, 2015 by Alexander Ovchinsky, MD     
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