Facelift Connecticut

ExpresS-Lift Face Lift at The Langdon Center in Guilford

The ExpresS-Lift is a complete face lift that improves sagging of the neck, lower cheek and mid-face regions. This broad area of improvement extends from the lower neck up to eye level. Compared to a traditional face lift, the ExpresS-Lift produces more natural looking results and has a much faster recovery.

The emphasis is on lifting sagging fascia in a more vertical direction than is used in older face lifts. Gravity is the cause of sagging and is a force that pushes straight down. Lifting in a more vertical direction results in a natural look and avoids the obvious “wind tunnel” or “swept back” look of traditional face lifts. In most cases Dr. Langdon uses a minimal length skin incision that is relatively short compared to traditional face lifts, resulting in an inconspicuous  scar.

The most remarkable feature of the ExpresS-Lift is the rapid recovery, with relatively little bruising and swelling. The key is Dr. Langdon’s use of local anesthesia, which constricts small blood vessels during the procedure.

facelift without general anesthesia

*Individual results may vary
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The ExpresS-Lift procedure is designed to improve the most visible signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance to the face and neck. The procedure can improve the appearance of sagging facial skin of the lower face as well as jowls and loose neck skin.

Benefits of ExpresS-Lift Face Lift include:

  • Smoother neck area.
  • Reduced jowls
  • Refined jawline and chin
  • Improved appearance of sagging lower facial skin
  • Restores the lower face and neck to its more youthful appearance

If you’re considering an ExpresS-Lift face lift and are interested in learning more, please schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center by calling us at 844-551-9880 or click here to contact us.

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*Individual results may vary

*Individual results may vary

Common Questions & Answers About ExpresS-Lift Face Lift

What is an ExpresS-Lift Face Lift?

The ExpresS-Lift is a minimum-incision face-lift (the skin incision is relatively short compared to traditional face-lifts), and the resulting scar is inconspicuous. This procedure provides an overall lift to your neck and the lower third of your face. Compared to a traditional face lift, The ExpresS-Lift is a quicker operation with fewer complications, and a much faster recovery.

Only local anesthesia is used during an ExpresS-Lift. The local anesthetic affords the following advantages: the procedure is painless, there is very little bleeding, and subsequently little bruising and swelling (thus a rapid recovery).

Who is the best candidate for ExpresS-Lift Face Lift?

The ExpresS-Lift is particularly well suited for physically healthy middle-aged and younger patients who are realistic in their expectations regarding the appearance of loose facial and neck skin. Many patients elect to have an ExpresS-Lift performed at a younger age at the first signs of a sagging lower face — creating a less dramatic and less noticeable change than if they had waited longer. However, as long as you are healthy, an ExpresS-Lift can be performed at any age and can deliver remarkable results.

How is an ExpresS-Lift different from a traditional face lift?

Similar to a face lift, an ExpresS-lift rejuvenates the lower portion of the face and neck. The ExpresS-lift also lifts the cheeks, improves the nasolabial folds and rejuvenates the midface.

Unlike other “mini-facelifts” that only tighten the skin, the ExpresS-Lift is a real face lift, with tightening of the connective tissue layer below the skin (this is called the “Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System” or SMAS). Because of the tightening of the SMAS, it is also necessary to remove some of the skin just in front of and above the ear. Minimal tension on the skin reduces visible scarring.

Can other procedures be performed at the same time as an ExpresS-Lift?

In most patients liposuction of the neck and jowls is performed along with the ExpresS-Lift. Certain additional procedures can be performed at the same time as an ExpresS-Lift. Dr. Langdon will discuss with you the best treatment plan to achieve your desired results.

How long does an ExpresS-Lift Face Lift take to perform?

Treatment times vary from patient to patient but typically ExpresS-Lift face lifts are performed within three to four hours.

*What is the recovery like?

After an ExpresS-Lift face lift, some numbness, bruising and swelling will occur. Bruising typically takes 7-10 days to fade. Many patients will return to work within one to two weeks of their ExpresS-Lift procedure.

*What are the complications of an ExpresS-Lift Face Lift?

Every surgical procedure carries certain risks and the potential for complications. The potential complications associated with the ExpresS-Lift procedure may include the following: bruising, swelling, sensitivity to anesthesia, asymmetry, infection, nerve injury and poor healing.

How much does an ExpresS-Lift Face Lift cost?

Every person’s situation is unique and will require a consultation. Please contact The Langdon Center to schedule a consultation by calling 844-551-9880 or click here to contact us.

How do I get started?

Call The Langdon Center at 844-551-9880 to schedule your ExpresS-Lift face lift consultation appointment or for more information.

*Patient Testimonials:

*”I had a lower facelift by Dr Langdon and am very pleased with the results! He did the procedure while I was awake and was keep very comfortable while it was going on. I am So happy that I had it done and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have a facelift. I am 57yrs old and I look 10 yrs younger and all my friends cannot believe the difference !!!”Unknown

“I had a face lift done by Dr Langdon and I cannot say enough good things about the outcome. I had surgery seven years ago which was a big disappointment. Today I am a new person after the surgery the doctor performed. Doctor Langdon and his staff could not be nicer. All and all a wonderful experience!”  – Riley S

*”Dr Langdon was very accommodating around my surgery of an express face lift, addressing any concerns with a personal phone call or having me come in. It has been a month so I am still a bit swollen but I am pleased so far with the results.” – Kris Hopkins

*”Having had previous cosmetic surgery under general anesthesia by other cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Langdon’s procedure was done using local anesthesia (being awake during the procedure)which is the way to go. It has been a month since my face lift and I am so excited about my new look. Being 70, Dr. Langdon has made me look years younger while still looking natural. I would highly recommend Dr. Langdon for any cosmetic procedure. Dr. Langdon is a very professional and skillful surgeon.” – Shelby Clark

*Before & After Photos

*Individual results may vary

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*Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.