Benefits of a Whisper Lift™
Posted:11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I’m 70 years old and do not want aggressive surgery or general anesthesia. What are the benefits of a Whisper Lift™ compared to other types of lifts?
Answer: The Whisper Lift™ was developed in 2007, as part of the next generation of Quick Recovery Facelifts. Designed for patients willing to have surgery but with less downtime, the Whisper Lift™ tightens and lifts sagging jowls and neck without the prolonged recovery and extensive anesthesia associated with more aggressive facelifts.
Less invasive than a traditional or full facelift, the Whisper Lift™ offers a youthful, beautiful and refreshed appearance without an “operated” or unnatural look. Typically performed under local anesthesia and in a fraction of the time needed for a full or traditional facelift, the Whisper Lift™ is also known as an “awake facelift”, allowing your quick return to most daily activities within 4-10 days.
The unique benefits of the Whisper Lift™ in comparison to a traditional or full facelift include:
- Shorter operating time
- Less downtime and recovery
- Use of local anesthesia instead of twilight sleep or general anesthesia
- Natural results
- More cost-effective
- Shorter incisions
- Less risk of facial nerve injury
- Lower chance of uneven posterior hairline
A thorough consultation with your Facial Plastic Surgeon to assess your individual needs is the first step in assessing the type of lift most suitable for you.