Our Mini-Facelift: The Langsdon DayLift
The DayLift is an innovative mini facelift technique designed to improve sagging cheeks and jowls. This one-hour procedure can remove years from your appearance in a single sitting. The DayLift is a true mini facelift which supports the skin, connective tissue, and underlying muscles, instead of tightening facial skin only. This unique procedure delivers a natural-appearing outcome with less bruising and swelling than a traditional facelift.
General anesthesia is not necessary, and most patients return to light activities almost immediately. When minimally invasive surgery is sufficient, the Langsdon DayLift may be right for you.
Mini Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift
Although mini facelift results can be dramatic, the DayLift doesn’t produce the results of a traditional facelift. It will not remove asymmetries, wrinkles, or stop the aging process. Dr. Langsdon developed the DayLift for patients who need only minimal improvement of the cheeks and jowls or who might not want an invasive traditional facelift.
See If You’re a Candidate
At our Memphis-based clinic, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Langsdon will suggest which facelift surgery is best suited for you. With his extensive training and experience focusing on facial anatomy, plastic, and reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic improvement, he will assess your facial condition to determine if you are a candidate for our DayLift procedure. If you exhibit significant skin laxity, sagging, and volume loss, he may suggest a full facelift which will deliver the best results.
Our version of a mini facelift is an excellent procedure for patients who require mild to moderate skin tightening and who do not have significant neck skin laxity. The DayLift requires a short incision, which leaves a nearly imperceptible scar, and requires a short downtime and minimal recovery. With our DayLift, Dr. Langsdon addresses the jawline and cheeks to add youthful-looking fullness and reduce sagging skin (jowls). Typically, this mini facelift procedure is optimal for our younger patients who have yet to experience significant volume loss and loose skin.
Where Your Minimally Invasive Lower Facelift Will be Performed
Dr. Langsdon performs both traditional facelifts and the DayLift at a state-licensed outpatient surgical facility. Although many surgeons perform the mini-lift surgery as an office-based procedure, we recommend a facility which exceeds state and federal requirements to ensure the safety of our patients. This optimal care is not always available in an office-space setting where construction does not meet surgical or anesthesiological standards as prescribed by the department of health.
A board-certified anesthesiologist or licensed nurse anesthetist will administer monitored sedation while the surgeon applies local anesthesia. This makes the DayLift pleasant during and after the procedure. All patients are fully monitored and most state that they remember little if any of the entire day.
Minimally Invasive Treatment
The DayLift requires a shorter incision, compared to a full facelift, to provide the necessary correction. After sedation, Dr. Langsdon will create a discreet incision around the ears, exposing the SMAS (Submuscular Aponeurotic System). The SMAS connects to the platysma muscle, which covers the neck and lower third of the face. He then secures the SMAS and removes excess skin. He does this with an incision that is sometimes 50% shorter than the traditional facelift.
This amazing cosmetic surgery produces remarkable results for the right patient with a minimally invasive technique and minimal recovery.
Meet Dr. Langsdon
Phillip R. Langsdon, MD, FACS is Professor and Chief, Division Facial Plastic Surgery, Department of Oto-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. Dr. Langsdon’s career has been limited and focused entirely on Facial Plastic Surgery and he has dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence in this field.
A Quick and Easy Recovery
The recovery process after a DayLift procedure is minimal. You will wear a light dressing the night of surgery and replace it on the following day. On the third day after surgery, you will be able to shower and wash your hair. After one week, we will remove sutures and assess your healing process. Although bruising is common, it should subside considerably after one week.
Most patients may resume light activities three to four days after the surgery, and every day afterward your incisions will continue to improve, and swelling will subside. Although slight firmness and swelling may persist for a few days, these effects should subside quickly.
The total duration for recovery of the initial healing process is approximately one to two weeks. Firmness, numbness, redness of the incisions may last many months but is usually not overly perceptible to the casual observer.
Minimally Invasive Facelift – Maximum Results
The best characterization of the DayLift is smaller, shorter, and fewer incisions with a long-lasting natural outcome. To achieve these results, Dr. Langsdon focuses only on the cheek and neck area; the muscles in these areas have a significant impact on your entire facial appearance. By elevating the cheek muscles, which are connected to the neck muscles, Dr. Langsdon creates a repositioned support structure.
Because gravity plays a big part in how our facial skin reacts to the aging process, the DayLift addresses the lower third of the face. Minimizing neck bands requires an additional procedure under the chin.
Why Dr. Langsdon?
Dr. Langsdon is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He completed a one-year fellowship of additional training in facial plastic surgery under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery official fellowship program. His is the only practice in the mid-south that is fellowship trained and limited to facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Langsdon is a member of America’s Best Doctors and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. He has been listed as one of America’s Top Facial Plastic Surgeons as noted recently in Delta Sky Magazine’s America’s Top Doctors. The readers of the Memphis Commercial Appeal selected his practice as the Best Medical Spa and Best Cosmetic Surgery. He was recently installed as President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; www.AAFPRS.org