Dr. Dahan’s Rapid Recovery Facelift Available in Reno NV
What is RefreshLift™?
RefreshLift™ is a modified facelift (not a mini-facelift) and is Dr. Dahan’s signature alternative to the conventional facelift performed in Reno NV. He employs proven advanced suturing techniques designed to refresh your appearance with minimal downtime, discomfort or risk. RefreshLift™ is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that elegantly lifts and tightens the loose skin, fat, and muscle of the face and neck, refreshing your appearance and instantly restoring your natural beauty.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation (“twilight”), or general anesthesia in some patients, and typically takes less than two hours. Our patients benefit from shorter incisions, less bruising, swelling and anesthesia, as well as fewer medications, and a more rapid recovery compared to other facelift techniques.
Am I a good candidate for RefreshLift™?
Almost any patient with signs of facial and neck aging is a candidate for Dr. Dahan’s RefreshLift™. Since 2001, the majority of Dr. Dahan’s patients undergoing facelifting procedures receive the RefreshLift™. Full facelifts are reserved for patients with extreme signs of aging such as elderly patients.
How long do the results last?
Like conventional facelifts, Dr. Dahan’s RefreshLift™ lasts 7-10 years. Dr. Dahan has performed hundreds of RefreshLifts™ with great results.
Before & After Jill Shipstad-Thomas, age 64
I am a physician in the community. I had evaluations with other Plastic Surgeons for a Facelift. Dr. Dahan was the most informative and personable of the group. He and his staff were very helpful in working with me to schedule the surgery and appointments around my limitations which required a real effort on their part. I am still in the recovery phase but can say without reservation how delighted I am with the results. I have none of the “plastic look” but rather a natural looking result from the RefreshLift™ procedure. Dr. Dahan, all his staff and the surgery staff at Renown show caring and professionalism that is unrivaled.”
What to expect during the RefreshLift™ procedure
Through well hidden incisions in front and behind the ears, and occasionally above the ears, limited dissection under the skin is performed and the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) as well as the cheek fat and neck muscle (platysma) are lifted using a directional suturing technique. This allows for more precise repositioning and tightening of these tissues, limiting tension on the skin, thus preventing unsightly scars and resulting in a more natural, refreshed appearance. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation (“twilight”), or general anesthesia in some patients, and typically takes less than two to three hours. More involved neck procedures, eyelid and brow procedures may also be combined with Dr. Dahan’s RefreshLift™.
Benefits of RefreshLift™
- Avoids the typical tight, swept look of most facelifts
- Offers both female and male patients a more natural, long-lasting refreshed look
- Removes up to ten or more years
- Ideal for most women and men with sagging cheeks, jowls, neck and chin skin
- Most patients return to work between three to ten days
- Patients with pronounced neck bands or sagging brows will require an enhanced version of the RefreshLift™
- Other cosmetic procedures, laser, fat or other injections may be safely performed in conjunction with your RefreshLift™
After RefreshLift™ Surgery: What Should I Expect?
After surgery, you will have a snug dressing and you will benefit from sleeping with your head on two pillows. We also recommend ice compresses to minimize bruising and swelling. You will be seen in the office the next day where your dressing will be changed and instructed to continue the compressive dressing as much as possible for another week. You may shower and wash your hair two days after the RefreshLift™. Sutures are removed about a week to ten days after surgery.
Our patients benefit from shorter incisions, less bruising, swelling and anesthesia, as well as fewer medications, and a more rapid recovery compared to other facelift techniques. They also experience much less discomfort and nausea than patients undergoing a conventional facelift.
What is a MiniLift?
Looking for an in-office facelift? You may be a candidate for Dr. Dahan’s MiniLift . Women and men with early signs of facial and neck aging may be candidates for Dr. Dahan’s MiniLift . This in-office facelift procedure is performed with local anesthesia and takes about 45 minutes. It is essentially a modified version of the RefreshLift™ which lifts and tightens the deep tissues of the face as well as the skin, but requires shorter incisions and less dissection. Our patients experience significantly less bruising, swelling or discomfort, and use fewer medications than other techniques. It is ideal for patients who desire a more subtle refreshed appearance at a more affordable price. Most patients undergoing Dr. Dahan’s MiniLift will be able to drive themselves home after surgery and return to work in one to three days.
Schedule a consultation
For more information about RefreshLift™ or MiniLift surgery, please contact Dr. Dahan’s office at (775) 826-4477.