The Quick Recovery (QR) Mini-Lift

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A specialized facelift called the Quick Recovery (QR) Mini-Lift was developed to ensure faster healing and noticeable results. If you are looking for a mini facelift option that doesn’t require extensive downtime, the Quick Recovery (QR) Mini-Lift in Bellevue might be an excellent choice.

What Is a Quick Recovery (QR) Mini-Lift?

The QR (Quick Recovery) Mini-Lift is a modified facelift developed by Dr. Daniel Liebertz with shorter post-operative downtime and faster healing time than a traditional “deep-plane” facelift. It was created for those who need less time away from their busy schedules and who are not quite ready for a full traditional facelift.

Focusing on repositioning the facial ligaments and musculature beneath the skin (the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, or SMAS), the QR Mini-Lift concentrates on the lower third of the face to tighten and re-contour the jowls and jawline region.

Is a Quick Recovery Mini-Lift Right for Me?

Many of the patients we serve in the greater Seattle area are interested in undergoing a QR Mini-Lift as a way to combat the early signs of aging. Aging affects everyone differently, and while some people may age gracefully and look young well into their later years, others as early as age 30 can start to form noticeable lines, folds, and wrinkles.

Good candidates for the QR Mini-Lift procedure are in good overall health and do not have any allergies to anesthesia. It is also important to have good skin elasticity in the jowls and jawline region.

The QR Mini-Lift procedure may not be recommended for severe sagging skin or excessive jowls; these can be addressed through the traditional facelift technique. You are an ideal candidate for this less-invasive procedure if you have a positive outlook and realistic expectations.

Your QR Mini-Lift Consultation

A QR Mini-Lift consultation with Dr. Liebertz will include a review of your health history, underlying conditions, current medications, and past surgeries. Dr. Liebertz will also examine the state of your jawline region and jowls to determine if this procedure will restore the youthful appearance of the lower third of your face.

The Procedure

Like most mini-lifts, a QR Mini-Lift procedure will begin with the administration of anesthesia. Next, Dr. Liebertz will start with carefully placed small incisions based on the treatment plan. The SMAS layer is then gently lifted, and excess tissue is removed for a tighter look.

When the jawline region and jowls have been lifted to fit the patient’s goals, the incisions will be closed with sutures. The procedure may take up to three hours, depending on the number of areas being worked on.

The Recovery Process

The Quick Recovery Mini-Lift requires reduced downtime and offers a speedy recuperation compared to usual facelift procedures. To be safe, strenuous activities such as intense exercises should be put on hold for at least four weeks.

Unlike “Lifestyle” lifts or “Feather” lifts, the QR Mini-Lift provides significant results that last for years, and most patients can expect to be back up and running in well under two weeks. The QR Mini-Lift utilizes the same technique and has the same longevity as a traditional facelift, but generally addresses a smaller area of concern to the patient.

The Cost of a Quick Recovery Mini-Lift

The cost of a QR Mini-Lift will depend on the complexity of the procedure, including anesthetic and surgeon fees. Additional treatments performed alongside a QR Mini-Lift will also affect the overall price.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you want to learn more about the advantages of Quick Recovery (QR) mini-lift in Seattle, get in touch with Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay. The QR Mini-Lift offers a way to combat the early signs of aging so that these individuals can look as young as they feel for as long as possible. Dr. Liebertz has performed numerous QR Mini-Lifts for patients in the Seattle area and has been able to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals through surgery. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Liebertz today!


Meet the Doctor

Dr. Liebertz was one of only 46 surgeons worldwide selected for subspecialty fellowship training in Advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. There, he was trained extensively by world-renowned rhinoplasty, facelift, and injectable surgeons. Dr. Liebertz is an expert in short recovery time facelifts, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial injectables.

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