The Hour Lift is Seeing an Increase in Popularity

You are doing everything to keep yourself feeling young — eating right, exercising and taking care of yourself. As a result, you feel young and vibrant. Unfortunately, you notice lines and wrinkles in your face that don’t reflect that youthful feeling. The Hour Lift or mini-facelift can help you look as good as you feel!

The Hour Lift procedure has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for many reasons. While these types of lifts have been performed for about the last 15 years, however, their increase in popularity is due to makeover shows on television glamorizing them. It is no longer considered a taboo to undergo a facelift.

What is the Difference Between a Regular Facelift and an Hour Lift?

Many people want to understand difference between a traditional lift and the Hour Lift. A regular lift involves moving the facial muscles, while the Hour Lift involves cutting the skin and tightening the muscles in the face.

There are also differences in the cost and recovery time between the two procedures. A regular facelift can involve a long recovery — up to two weeks. Alternatively, an Hour Lift has a short, three-day recovery period. A regular lift can cost between $6,000 to $15,000, while an Hour Lift is approximately $3,000.

What is the Procedure for an Hour Lift?

Before the Hour Lift procedure, you will be administered a mild sedative and then a local anesthetic. The entire procedure will only take between one to one and a half hours, hence the name.

A small incision is made in the front of the ear. Tissue under the skin will then be lifted and any extra skin removed. The skin is then draped over the overlying skin to provide a wrinkle-free look.

After the procedure, you will be required to wear an iced head garment for the next two days to reduce swelling and bruising. The sutures will be removed during next six to eight days.

Are the Results Long Lasting?

After the procedure, the majority of patients will see a look that is five to 10 years younger, and those results can last anywhere between five to 10 years.

When you are ready to regain that younger look reflecting how you feel inside, contact an experienced and knowledgeable cosmetic surgeon to discuss whether this option is right for you.