Dr. Nayak has developed a non-surgical technique with injectable fillers to lift the cheek area and jaw line. The Fakelift is done using injectable fillers to restore the youthfulness in those areas. Out of town patients are welcome to fly in for same day consultation and treatment, and can return home the same day.
This procedure takes about 20 minutes and patients see results almost immediately. In appropriate candidates, this procedure generates about half of the improvement obtained through traditional lifting of the cheeks and jaw line, but with almost no recovery and only one third of the cost.
Mild swelling is possible, and usually occurs the next day, lasting for 2-3 days. Significant bruising and swelling are possible but rare, especially when patients carefully avoid blood thinners such as aspirin, motrin/ibuprofen, alleve/naprosyn, fish oil, vitamin E, and flax seed oil for 2 weeks prior to treatment. To further minimize bruising, Dr. Nayak recommending avoiding exercise for 24 hours. Beyond that, there is no aftercare required.
The cost for the Fakelift is ether $3,500 for mid-face, or $5,900 for full face. This cost includes one touch-up visit a few weeks after but does not include future visits to maintain results over the long term, which are recommended about once a year. Those visits run from $625-$1900, depending on individual aging. On the rare occasion that it is desired, the treatment is also entirely reversible.