Mini-invasive Laser Facelift (MIL facelift®)

What are the advantages of Minimally Invasive Facelift?

Dr Bukret has developed his own facelift method according to the requirement of his patients: naturalness, youthful-looking, minimal scars, and fast recovery are some of the benefits of this new facelift. The aim that minimally invasive facelift surgery pursues is a true facial rejuvenation effect more than a facelift.

The main advantages are:

  • Natural Results

The main concept in this facelift is repositioning the tissues instead of pulling them up; by this method, the minimally invasive facelift procedure puts the tissue back in place restoring the patient’s beauty.

  • NO visible scars: Only two half-inch long incisions in the scalp are necessary to treat the forehead and cheeks. A short incision in the back of the ear allows treating the neck.
  • Short recovery time

How much does a facelift cost in Argentina?

In general, you should expect to pay two or three times less than in the United States or Europe for a facelift that meets the same high standards of safety and efficacy.

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The use of ultrasound-guided diode laser permits a gentle dissection without sharp cutting, thus minimize bleeding and bruising, shortening the recovery time.

One of the more important advantages of this face and neck lift is the adaptability to the patient’s requirement since it’s possible to treat the sign of aging in different areas of the face and address different concerns of the patient.

The Minimally invasive Laser Facelift combines the best of endoscopic and laser technologies to restore in a natural way the youthful facial features through minimal incisions.

Dr. Bukret presented his innovative work entitled “Minimally Invasive Midface Lift with suspension sutures” in the “Madrid I Conference” second edition in 2011, in Madrid, Spain.

That important conference gathers the top specialists in facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery worldwide. See more information at http://www.madridiconference.com/eng-ponentes.html

In 2015 Dr. Bukret presented MIL facelift® in the Boston Meeting of plastic surgery.

Forehead Lift and Browlift

In the forehead area only 2 to 5 half-inch incisions are necessary to treat the upper third of the face (forehead lift and temporal lift) or to perform a brow lift; these minimal incisions are hidden in the scalp near to the forehead permitting to treat young patients, men, high forehead, and even some bald patients.

The activity of the muscles that show expressions like anger, worry, a tired or sad look are precisely treated to subtle modify the expression without leaving the obvious sequela of a conventional facelift, which is changing the facial features due to the resection of muscles and pulling the skin up.

This conservative approach permits treating the signs of aging (frontal ptosis, dropped brows, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet) respecting the anatomical structures and unique features of the patients’ faces.

Mid Facelift

In the middle face area, the cheeks are dropped with the aging, showing deep lines like nasolabial folds, tear trough, malar pocket and wrinkles. The fullness in the cheekbones area is lost because the cheeks (technically called malar fat pat) slide down.

An endoscopic mini-invasive facelift allows treating the tissues, repositioning the cheeks, and restoring youthfulness in the midface and the volume over the malar bones.

What’s the difference between a thread lift and a minimally invasive facelift?

In the last years, a non-permanent thread lift is gaining popularity because most doctors can easily perform the technique with minimal training getting acceptable adverse effects.

The inconvenience is mainly the duration of the results. PDO sutures as well PLA threads are absorbed in 6 months and the clinical effect of thread facelift also disappears at the same time. Also can occur collateral effects like asymmetries, hematomas, thread protrusion (visible or palpable threads), infection, dimpling, bruising or nerve injuries.

Minimally invasive facelift has good long term results because it is technically different; the main difference in question is that the SMAS layer (musculoaponeurotic superficial system) is raised and repositioned using no absorbable sutures to properly affix the tissues to deep anatomical structures in the desired position; this creates a healing process called fibrosis in the operated area and consequently stable results. Also, the excess of skin is resected when is needed according to the case.

Lower Facelift and Neck Lift

These same concepts are used by Dr. Bukret to perform lower facelift and neck lifts.

The approach is by making an incision around the ears, adequate to the anatomy of women and men; the incisions follow the natural creases of the skin to achieve the less visible and shorter possible scars.

The dissection of the tissues are limited only to necessary areas to be corrected avoiding unnecessary trauma to the tissues; and because of this the bruises and inflammation are minimized, as well as the possibility of any complication commonly seen in a conventional facelift and deep layer facelift like hematoma, seroma, lost of sensibility and motor nerve lesions, facial asymmetries.

The results of this innovative method are minimal scars, a short period of recovery after surgery, and fundamentally a rejuvenation effect with natural results.

How long is the recovery time after Mini-invasive facelift?

It depends on the extension of the facelift with some individual variations; for a full facelift and neck lift, three to four weeks is an average term to do social activities; for a minimally invasive upper and middle facelift, two weeks is an average term for recovery and to progressively return to normal activities.

How long does this facelift take?

For a Forehead lift, temporal lift (upper facelift) and cheek lift (mid-facelift): 2 hours

For a Mini-invasive full facelift and Neck lift: 4 to 5 hours

What kind of anesthesia is used for a mini-invasive facelift?

Dr. Bukret generally uses deep sedation, technically known as neuroleptoanesthesia; this is always used in conjunction with a local anesthetic for a comfortable recovery without pain.

How long should I stay in the hospital?

For a Mini-invasive forehead and mid-facelift: less than 6 hours.

For a Mini-invasive full facelift and neck lift: less than 24 hours.

Which are the post-operative care measures?

  • Antibiotics
  • Bed resting is required for 48 hours after surgery
  • Physical activity is restricted for the first 12 days following a facelift
  • This general recommendations also apply for facelift pre and post-op care

Post-operative Treatment

Sutures are removed 5 to 9 days post-op.

Is it possible to do other facial surgery at the same time?

Yes, it is possible to combine a mini-invasive facelift with most of the other facial cosmetic surgeries, such as fat grafting, blepharoplasty or rhinoplasty (nose plastic surgery).

How much does a MIL facelift cost?

Use our free online plastic surgery cost calculator to check the cost of a mini laser facelift in Argentina by Dr Bukret.

How can I obtain a personal evaluation and Doctor’s recommendation about facial surgery?

If you are currently in Buenos Aires you might schedule a personal consultation.

If you are out of Buenos Aires, Argentina request an online evaluation by Dr. Bukret and follow the instructions. Dr. Bukret will be very pleased to know from you.  

See more before and after pictures, frequently asked questions, and opinions at milfacelift.com.ar