Minimally Invasive Facelift
Some of the concerns with facelift procedures are the scars that are left behind and the extensive recovery time. Traditional facelift surgery can result in large scars around the ears that can be noticeable with some hair styles and the recovery can require weeks. Dr. John Anastasatos is a highly skilled, board certified plastic surgeon who offers a minimally invasive facelift without noticeable scars at his clinic in Athens, Greece.
Dr. John Anastasatos created the percutaneous facelift, or scarless facelift, as a minimally invasive option for his patients desiring facial rejuvenation. Unlike other facelift procedures that require longer incisions, Dr. John Anastasatos’ scarless facelift only requires tiny incisions near the temples behind the hairline. The smaller incisions are only about an inch and a half, or 3-4 centimeters. The lifting of the skin is performed percutaneously with a needle that was specifically created for Dr. Anastasatos and this procedure. Once healed, there are no visible scars, and the recovery is much faster due to the minimally invasive nature of Dr. Anastasatos’ scarless facelift procedure.
Benefits of the Scarless Facelift
The percutaneous, or scarless, facelift is performed through the two small incisions near the temples. These are the only incisions made, and patients can forego general anesthesia and only have local anesthesia if desired. Dr. John Anastasatos created this less invasive facelift option for his younger patients (usually between 35 and 50) that do not require the deeper facial rejuvenation. Some of the benefits of performing the facelift percutaneously with only a specially crafted needle include:
- The cheek malar pads are lifted to reduce nasolabial fold lines
- The jowls and jawline are tightened
- Only local anesthesia is required (general anesthesia can be used on request)
- The procedure only takes about one hour
- No skin removal
- Recovery is typically 2-3 days with minimal bruising or swelling
The percutaneous facelift is ideal for patients in their 30s or 40s that are beginning to notice aging issues such as the nasolabial folds or slight sagging around the jawline and jowls. It is also an option for those that need a facelift touch-up but do not want to undergo a complete revision facelift.
Scarless Facelift in Athens, Greece
If you are interested in a minimally invasive facelift without visible scars, contact the office of Dr. John Anastasatos. Our staff can schedule your consultation with Dr. Anastasatos at our Athens, Greece, clinic to discuss whether his percutaneous facelift procedure is right for you.