Until recently, the only way to adequately lift and tighten the lower face and neck was through invasive facelift surgery. There’s a new, minimally invasive treatment called LazerLift. The LazerLift is a revolutionary procedure that uses highly advanced technology to tighten and rejuvenate the lower face and neck, lifting years off your appearance.
Dr. Bassin is one of a handful of highly skilled surgeons in the country trained in his unique specialty. In November 2012, Dr. Bassin appeared on “The Doctors” to reveal the Lazerlift technique.
For many people, the image in the mirror doesn’t match how young they feel. As skin ages, it loses some of the suppleness and elasticity that keep the face looking naturally firm and youthful. Some of the earliest and most pronounced signs of aging occur in the lower face and neck, as men and women develop loose and sagging skin along the jawline, under the chin, and around the neck. Deep wrinkles and jowls may form, while the jawline softens and the neck loses its youthful contours.
Because LazerLift is minimally invasive, there’s no need to subject yourself to the physical trauma, risk, invasive incisions, extended downtime, and high costs associated with traditional facelift surgery. With LazerLift, you can look years younger with no scalpel, no stitches, and no scars.
“The patient is going to be awake during the procedure so it makes the patients a lot more comfortable,” Dr. Bassin said.
During the LazerLift procedure, precise, targeted laser energy is used to deeply and safely heat the skin and the underlying supportive structures of the face, where many of the changes caused by the aging process take place. The heat from the laser promotes tissue coagulation, leading to skin and tissue tightening. The LazerLift procedure can help tighten and lift the lower face, smooth wrinkles and creases, reduce sagging, eliminate jowls, and restore youthful contours in the jawline and neck.
The LazerLift procedure is fast and easy, and can be performed in the office in as little as 20 minutes. There’s no need for general anesthesia and patients can drive themselves home after treatment. During the procedure, Dr. Bassin will place three 1.0 mm micro-incisions by the ears and the chin. The micro-incisions are smaller than the tip of a ballpoint pen and will be unnoticeable once healed. Numbing fluid will be introduced through the entry points, and will work instantaneously to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure. Precisely targeted laser energy will be used to treat both the skin and the underlying layer of connective tissue that helps to provide foundation and support for the face. If necessary, the doctor will use a small suction cannula to remove any excess fatty deposits.
“It does not require you to be cut on whatsoever,” Dr. Bassin said. By using laser energy, Dr. Bassin creates a tightening effect which gives the face a structural lift and melts fat.
LazerLift causes three main effects:
- Melts fat that lives between skin and muscle
- Laser energy goes deep into the tissue that is sutured in a typical facelift
- Skin tightening outcome
After LazerLift, there is very minimal bruising and swelling for 3 to 5 days. Patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately. Patients will notice some initial skin tightening, with results continuing to progress during the next 3 to 6 months following the procedure.
Dr. Bassin graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After completing medical school, Dr. Bassin finished his internship at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital and a residency in Ophthalmology at the prestigious Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Following his training in NYC, Dr. Bassin further trained in eyelid and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago under the preceptorship of Allen M. Putterman, M.D., a pioneer in the field of eyelid and facial plastic surgery. During this time, Dr. Bassin also received liposuction training with some of Chicago’s most renowned plastic surgeons. On December 2, 2009 and again on May 6, 2011 Dr. Bassin introduced procedures to the nation with live appearances on the “Dr. Oz Show.” Since then, he has appeared on countless local and national TV shows to discuss procedures. In November 2012, Dr. Bassin appeared on “The Doctors” to reveal the Lazerlift. For more information or to schedule a consulation, visit BassinPlasticSurgery.com