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Suspenders Facelift in Palm Springs


Both men and women are likely to experience signs of aging due to genetics, lifestyle choices, and age. While traditional facelift techniques can produce lasting facial enhancement, several factors may compromise the results. Noticeable scarring in front of and behind the ears, along with the effects of the natural aging process, often leads to dissatisfaction and the need for a secondary facelift. Dr. Calabria performs the modern and innovative suspenders facelift to provide his patients with conservative and enduring facial rejuvenation.

What Are the Benefits of the Suspenders Facelift?

  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimal risk of visible scarring
  • Additional tissue support for optimal healing

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Am I a Candidate for a Suspenders Facelift?

Ideal candidates for the suspenders facelift can relate to the following concerns:

  • Distinct nasolabial folds, or “smile lines”
  • Loose skin along the jawline and neck
  • Skin laxity of the lower face

How Is the Suspenders Facelift Performed?

The suspenders facelift begins the same way as a traditional facelift. First, anesthesia is administered to ensure patient comfort throughout the surgery. Incisions are then created on either side of the face along and behind the ears. At this point, the tissues are redraped, and excess skin is excised.

Unlike the conventional approach, however, this facelift technique involves removing only the top layer of excess skin, leaving the dermis and subcutaneous tissue fully intact. The underlying tissues are used to create the suspenders which are then passed through two tunnels placed within the scalp and anchored to the fascia with two absorbable sutures. This method ensures that the suspenders carry all of the tension of the procedure rather than the epidermis, which minimizes the risk of hypertrophic scarring and poor healing.

How Long Is My Suspenders Facelift Recovery?

Patients who undergo a suspenders facelift can expect a similar or easier recovery to that of a traditional facelift. Because the deeper tissues carry the tension of the procedure, the incisions can heal faster. Most patients resume working after two weeks of recovery, but physical exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided for at least three weeks.

When Will I See My Suspenders Facelift Results?

Any residual bruising or swelling should resolve significantly three weeks into recovery. Due to the lack of tension on the incision sites, patients can expect minimal visible scarring, if any, after this procedure. The results of a suspenders facelift are meant to be long lasting.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Suspenders Facelift

Is the suspenders facelift the same thing as a weekend facelift?
Not exactly. While a weekend facelift, which is also called a mini facelift, and the suspenders facelift primarily “lift” the lower half of your face, Dr. Calabria developed the suspenders facelift procedure to deliver long-lasting results with minimal scarring and recovery time. The effects of a mini facelift typically last only about two to six years. The suspenders facelift provides much longer results.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for a suspenders facelift?
All surgical candidates should be in good health with no underlying medical conditions that may disrupt healing. Smokers must quit the habit to lower surgical and post-surgical risks. It is also important that you have realistic expectations for the results of your surgery.

If the majority of your complaints center around loose, sagging, excess skin around your jowls, neck, and other areas of your lower face, the suspenders facelift may be a good fit for you. The most effective way to determine whether a suspenders facelift is the right cosmetic procedure for your situation is through a surgical consultation with Dr. Calabria.

What are some of the benefits of the suspenders facelift over traditional facelift methods?
Because the suspenders that Dr. Calabria creates bear tension, you enjoy less scarring than with other methods. This technique also delivers more permanent results, even as you continue to age. Additionally, the suspenders facelift produces a more natural appearance.

How do I know which type of facelift is right for me?
We understand how confusing it can be to understand the many different facelift surgeries being offered to refresh your appearance. You may have heard the terms vertical facelift, one stitch facelift, adjustable facelift, tension-free facelift, or stem cell-enhanced facelift, to name some well-known examples. So, it is no wonder that you are overwhelmed. However, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Calabria is a leader in his field who has revolutionized facelift surgery. He has the skills, knowledge, and experience you want and expect from your cosmetic surgeon to help you make an informed decision about your surgical needs. Consult with Dr. Calabria to determine which of his cutting-edge facelift procedures is right for you.

Can I get similar suspenders facelift results with non-surgical methods?
Even though the suspenders facelift is less invasive than a conventional facelift, it is still a surgical procedure. It delivers dramatic, long-lasting results.

Non-surgical alternatives, like laser treatments and dermal fillers, are temporary and less transformative. They can be very helpful in delaying some of the effects of aging but don’t deliver the youthful results of a surgical method, like the suspenders facelift.

To learn more about the suspenders facelift or to schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation with Dr. Calabria, please call (760) 836-0077.