Simoni Lift, Looking Younger Has Never Been Easier
WHAT IS THE SIMONI LIFT TM
The SIMONI LIFT TM is a minor, one-hour procedure with long lasting natural results. It was designed by Dr. Simoni to improve the laxity of jowls, cheeks, loose neck (turkey neck) and facial skin without the need for major anesthesia. Recovery is quicker and more comfortable than traditional facelift with more natural results. This procedure is best for people who do not wish to have a traditional pulled and unnatural facelift look.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Aging alters the body in many ways, but nowhere are these harsh realities as visible as on the face. Coupled with the sun’s damaging rays, the aging process coarsens the texture of the skin, diminishes its youthful layer of fatty tissue, and causes the angularity of the face to be lost. As the skin makes its downward descent off the cheeks, jaw, and neck, it pouches into unsightly bags and overhanging jowls. These outward signs often generate comments of tiredness and questions of sadness that really belie an inner vitality. The great value of SIMONI LIFT TM is that it can help counter this generalized facial sagging and give the face a more rested and youthful appearance. The procedure does not change you; it simply makes you look the way you did years ago.
HOW IS SIMONI LIFT TM DONE?
For SIMONI LIFT TM, You will only need local anesthesia, which is a relatively painless local injection of an anesthetic mixed with epinephrine to numb your face. The idea behind avoiding major anesthesia is so you would have a safer procedure. You can carry a normal conservation during the procedure without feeling any major discomfort. You will be able to go home right after. Dr. Simoni is experts in keeping even the most anxious patients relaxed and comfortable.
SIMONI LIFT TM removes excess skin and fat from the face and neck area through well-planned incisions that start in the hairline, run down in front of the ear, up behind the ear. It repositions and supports the underlying structures and drooping fat, muscles, skin. The preoperative analysis evaluates the quality of the skin, looseness at the jaw line, the angle from the chin to the bottom of the neck, and the amount of fat and excess skin present in the neck area. The results are very dependent on the elasticity of the skin. If the skin has had extensive damage, additional procedures may be required. SIMONI LIFT TM can best correct skin laxity in the face and neck as well as contour problems caused by protruding fat.
HOW LONG DOES IT LASTS?
In every face, regardless of the person’s age, some slack can be found. Following SIMONI LIFT TM, the aging process continues and the skin loses more of its elastic properties. Gravity causes the loose skin to accumulate along the jaws along the sides of the mouth and in the center of the neck under the chin. It is impossible to predict when – and to what extent – this may happen. Genetics, age differences, ethnic backgrounds, stress, illness, and nutrition all play a role in how soon mini-lift procedures may be considered. However, on the average, it may take 10-15 years before you might need any additional tuck up.
By Avoiding anesthesia swelling and bruising is significantly reduced. You should be able to go out in public with the help of makeup within a few days, but this will vary. It’s important to limit your activities for several days. It will probably be 4-7 days before you can return to work.
As with any procedure, the general risks include bleeding, infection. Though rare, you may develop a pocket of blood and fluid, called a hematoma. This would probably need to be removed by releasing a few sutures and removing the collection. You should expect to have a little discomfort, but any that occurs can be controlled with pain medication. Intense pain is a sign that you should call your doctor. There will probably be decreased sensation of the face for a month or so with a gradual return to normal. You can expect to feel, but not usually see, a few little bumps that will even out over time. There will be permanent scars from the procedure that at first will be red, but should fade and be inconspicuous.
Dr. Payman Simoni is a dual board certified in Facial Plastic Surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Simoni’s background in facial surgery combined with his “natural looking” results, has made him one of the most sought-after facial plastic surgeons.