Mini facelifts are gaining popularity, because they can restore the face and neck to a more youthful appearance but are performed under local anesthesia and are therefore safer and less expensive than a traditional facelift. ENToday spoke with two surgeons who have developed variations of mini facelifts-Greg S. Morganroth, MD, and A. David Rahimi, MD-to gain a better understanding of the advantages of these procedures. Dr. Morganroth has developed the Facial Lipo-Lift and Extended Facial Lipo-Lift techniques, and Dr. Rahimi has developed the Tuliplift technique.
Explore this issue:July 2006
The goal of the facelifts I perform is to achieve a dramatic and natural result with minimal scarring. I want my patients to look younger without the classic signs of having had a facelift. People should look at her and think, ‘She looks younger, but I don’t know why’, said Greg S. Morganroth, MD, who is Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.
The two versions of the Facial Lipo-Lift are performed with local anesthesia. The first, referred to as the Facial Lipo-Lift, consists of facial and neck liposuction combined with a vertical vector, anterior short-scar facelift. The short scar incision extends from the sideburn inferiorly along the ear around the earlobe and up the post-auricular crease to the top third of the ear.