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August 30, 2019

Facelift vs. FaceTite: Which Is Right for You?

Facelift vs. FaceTite

Facelift vs. FaceTiteHistorically, a facelift with a necklift has been the gold standard in treatment for age-related problems in the lower face and neck. However, newer techniques and technology have emerged that can rejuvenate the face and neck without the invasiveness and expense of facelift surgery.

At The Aesthetic Wellness Center, we believe one of the most promising examples is FaceTite/NeckTite, a non-surgical treatment which relies on radiofrequency energy to revitalize the appearance of the face and neck.

FaceTite At a Glance

FaceTite is an in-office procedure that directs radiofrequency energy at the deep layers of tissue along the jawline and neck to tighten the skin and melt unwanted fat. Because there are no incisions involved, the recovery is quick and side effects are minimal.

The Ideal Candidate for FaceTite Treatment

  • Has minimal jowling and fat underneath the chin: FaceTite is great for the individual with minimal loose, saggy skin and excess fat along the jawline, chin and neck. It delivers noticeable results after only a single treatment session.
  • Can only allocate one week to recovery: Because FaceTite is minimally invasive, patients usually only need about one week to recover.
  • Looking for a less expensive alternative to facelift: FaceTite produces results at a reasonable cost. Patients can expect to spend less than $7,000 on treatment expenses.
  • Does not qualify for surgery due to medical reasons: FaceTite is available to individuals who are limited in their treatment options because of medical or health-related reasons.

Facelift At a Glance

A facelift is a surgical procedure that Dr. Ahn performs in his private, Joint Commission accredited surgical suite. Through incisions around the hairline and temples and under the chin, the facial and neck tissues are lifted and tightened, displaced fat is returned to its proper position, excess skin is removed and loose skin is tightened.

The Ideal Candidate for Facelift

  • Has moderate to severe jowling and signs of aging: The surgical techniques employed in facelift allow the surgeon to correct moderate to severe jowling, excess fat under the chin, vertical neck “bands” and other signs of aging.
  • Can allocate two weeks to recover: Facelift candidates must be able to take at least two weeks off from work and their regular routine to recover from surgery.
  • Can afford the related expenses: Facelift costs between $12,000 and $20,000, depending on the specific treatment plan and the surgeon’s experience.
  • Is healthy and in good shape: Facelift candidates must be in good physical health and committed to healthy lifestyle habits in order to undergo surgery. Someone who is more than 20 pounds above their ideal body weight, smokes or has a serious medical condition will likely not qualify for elective facelift surgery.

The best way to determine whether FaceTite or a facelift is better for your needs is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Ahn. Call or email us today to request an appointment.