While a surgical facelift offers the most substantial rejuvenating effects, it is not an ideal course of treatment for everyone. The cost, invasiveness, and recovery time attached to a surgical facelift can make it difficult to fit into a busy life. Dr. Nayak has devised a clever method for producing significant lifting in the face without surgery, lengthy downtime, or painful treatment. Nayak Plastic Surgery offers the FakeLift® in St. Louis for immediate and long-lasting results in just minutes, and at a fraction of the cost of a surgical facelift.
The FakeLift® is a non-surgical technique developed by Dr. Nayak, and performed by his team of gifted injectors. The FakeLift® is performed by using injectable fillers to lift the cheek area and jawline and restore 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, as the procedure only takes about 30 minutes and patients see results immediately. In the appropriate candidates, this procedure generates about half of the improvement obtained through traditional lifting of the cheeks and jawline, but with almost no recovery and at only one-fifth of the cost.
The FakeLift® procedure takes almost no preparation and, in most cases, can be performed on the same day as your consultation. After discussing your concerns with your injector and agreeing on your treatment plan, your injector will cleanse your skin and apply a topical numbing cream.
Once the target areas are numb, your injector will treat each area of the face one at a time using the cannula technique. Following an initial puncture into the target area, your injector will insert a very thin, blunt cannula beneath the skin and gradually inject the filler throughout the target area. This technique allows for fewer injection sites and minimizes the risk of bruising.
Mild swelling following the FakeLift® is possible. This swelling usually occurs the day after treatment and lasts for 2-3 days. Significant bruising and swelling are possible but rare, especially when patients carefully avoid blood thinners such as aspirin, Motrin/ibuprofen, Aleve/Naprosyn, fish oil, vitamin E, and flaxseed oil for 2 weeks prior to treatment. To further minimize bruising, Dr. Nayak recommends avoiding exercise for 24 hours. Beyond that, there is no aftercare required.
The FakeLift® non-surgical facelift offers a unique set of advantages, ranging from practical perks like convenience and affordability to results-based benefits, such as efficacy and reversibility.
In only about 20 minutes, and with no anesthesia or significant downtime, you can achieve roughly 50% of the results of a surgical facelift. The FakeLift® offers immediate and long-lasting results, as well as the ability to be completely reversed. While this particular perk is very rarely utilized, it offers all patients a sense of comfort. The FakeLift® treats hollowness, sagging, wrinkles, and folds in multiple areas of the face using dermal fillers that are specially designed with varying degrees of viscosity to increase fullness without compromising tissue flexibility.
The employment of “thicker” and “thinner” fillers allows results to remain supple and natural-looking. With this technique, the FakeLift® minimizes signs of aging in delicate areas, like below the eyes, as well as broader areas of the face such as the cheeks and jawline. The specific characteristics of Dr. Nayak’s FakeLift® procedure may make it an especially attractive choice for patients who are considering a future surgical lift. This innovative procedure gives such patients the ability to essentially “test drive” their future facelift and enjoy temporary improvements until the time they are ready for surgery.
The cost for the FakeLift® is either $4,500 to treat the mid-face or $6,500 to address the 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.
If you are interested in learning more about the FakeLift® non-surgical facelift in St. Louis and discussing your treatment with Dr. Nayak, we invite you to schedule your consultation with us via call, text, or contact form. Please contact us using the method most convenient for you. We offer flexible appointment options to accommodate our local and long-distance patients.
Risks and side effects associated are minimal and commonly include swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, or itching. Other risks include infection, allergic reaction, lumps, discoloration, or asymmetry. In most cases, side effects subside within a few days.
The best candidates for the FakeLift® are healthy overall, with mild to moderate signs of aging in multiple areas of the face.
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