You may have heard rumors floating around Hawaii about this little thing called a ‘One Hour Facelift.’ If you are like most people, you are wondering how can that even be, and who would want their plastic surgeon to complete such an identity-changing procedure in 60 minutes?
The fact of the matter is there is no such thing as a one hour facelift.
Rumors of such a procedure seem inevitable in our money driven, time consumed society, but the actuality of this procedure is just a myth. And good thing it is! Even the mini facelift takes an average of two hours, and this procedure only targets the jowls.
The mini facelift is a good alternative to a standard facelift for patients that do not need extensive neck work done, and are not far along in the aging process.
Although they do not yield permanent results as the facelift would, the closest thing you will receive to a one hour facelift are injectable. Injectable products available on the Big Island such as Botox or Dysport are commonly used on patients who are not quite candidates for a facelift.
These products paralyze the targeted facial muscles, allowing them to temporarily relax, giving your face a much softer, desirable appearance. Another option for a quick facial rejuvenation, but nowhere near the effects of a facelift, is a facial filler like Perlane and Restylane.
Simply put, if you are considering a facelift, procedure time should be the very last concern and rather, you should mainly concern yourself with the quality of the surgeon performing your facelift.
The newest rumored, fad procedure will come and go in a blink of an eye, but good plastic surgeons are here to stay and they are not the people you will hear talking about these weird gimmicks.