Sagging jawline and crepey neck is one of the most difficult issues in anti-ageing. Both areas accumulate age-related damages earlier than other parts of the face. Although non-surgical interventions can significantly delay surgery, there is a turning point after which, things that we used to do and have been happy with, don’t seem to work anymore.
At this point, the patient should consider opting for something more invasive:
Microlift™ is a minimally invasive procedure for the jawline and the upper neck, suitable for patients when non surgical procedures fail to produce satisfactory results. The modern era of minimally invasive surgery prompts for delicate tissue manipulation and gentle structural interventions that allow easy recovery and immediate return to professional and social activities.
Using a tiny incision laterally to the ear lobe, Dr Pagkalos puts a suture that supports deeper facial tissues, lifting the jawline, mid face and the upper neck. The excess of skin is subsequently excised and sutured inside the ear in an invisible manner.
Microlift™ is a straight forward procedure that is performed under local anaesthesia and mild sedation and produces very natural results with practically no downtime.
Microlift™ was introduced in plastic surgery in the early 2020s. At that point, there were some technical restrictions and lack of specialized tools and sutures that did not allow for the procedure to gain the popularity it deserved. Nowadays, we have tools made specifically for Microlift™ and space age sutures that provide the structural support needed in order to achieve aesthetically pleasing results. Ever since, Microlift™ is the most popular surgical procedure in Dr Pagkalos’ clinic. Dr Pagkalos was deeply involved in the evolution of the Microlift™ techinque and is considered to be among the world’s experts in modern Microlift™.
Microlift™ is a minimal invasive procedure. All the manipulation, suturing and support of deep tissues is made through a small incision laterally to the ear lobe. Microlift™ is a highly demanding surgical technique: It requires deep knowledge of conventional facelift, precise planning and surgical skill that combined together will allow the plastic surgeon to successfully perform the procedure.
Candidates for Microlift™ are:
Young patients that are no longer satisfied with the results of non-invasive procedures
Young patients with massive weight loss who experience saggy skin of the lower face (contour) and the upper neck
Patients who are good candidates for facelift but do not have time for recovery or do not feel ready for a big operation
Older patients, who are not eligible for facelift due to comorbidities.
Older patients who have done a facelift in the past, but do not want to go through the process again.
Advantages of Microlift™:
Microlift™ is performed under local anaesthesia and mild sedation.
It has ultra-fast, pain-free recovery.
It can be easily combined with other procedures such as liposuction for the double chin or blepharoplasty.
It produces impressive yet very natural results.
patients can practically resume their professional and social activities right after the surgery
Duration of results:
Results last approximately 3 years. Although this may not sound long, being a minimally invasive surgery allows for the procedure to be repeated as many times as one needs.
Although the transition from non-surgical to surgical interventions may sound difficult for some patients, Microlift™ offers a good alternative to conventional facelift, while, at the same time being safe, easy and effective.
“Every patient reaches a point where non surgical procedures simply cannot give the desired results. At this time we need to move into something slightly more invasive, i.e. Microlift™, in order to restore natural beauty.”
- Dr Pagkalos