Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How is the Eurolift™ procedure different from a facelift?
Most "traditional" facelifts are performed with general anesthesia and involve multiple weeks of downtime and a long incision beginning at the upper temple and extending behind the hairline on either side of the face to the nape of the neck. Due to the length of the procedure and the type of anesthesia, there is an increased risk of complications which also include isolated and/or permanent hair loss.
The Eurolift procedure is performed under local anesthesia or with twilight sedation, and takes about one hour to complete. The smaller incision and shorter surgical time results in less swelling and bruising and a shorter recovery period. Most people who have the Eurolift™ on a Friday can easily return to work the following week.
Is the Eurolift procedure a proven medical procedure?
Yes. Variations of the Eurolift procedure have been performed for more than 30 years. Doctors from around the world have been doing variations of this procedure with great success; however the recover time and results vary with each doctor and each patient.
Will the scars be noticeable?
Most patients who have followed post-op care instructions say the scar lines are virtually undetectable once healed. Dr. Marcinkas uses a "bevelling" technique when making the incision to encourage natural hair growth along the sideburn, further concealing the scar line.
What type of anesthesia is administered?
The Eurolift procedure is performed with local anesthesia or twilight sedation, both of which make the procedure painless and minimize the chance of complications. Oral pre-medication is generally recommended to help relax the patient.
How long will the results last?
The procedure can erase up to 15 or more years from your appearance almost instantly. However, the normal aging process will resume. Many factors, including skin type, sun exposure and heredity all play a role in determining how long the desired result will last.
Are there any risks associated with the Eurolift procedure?
As with any surgical procedure, no matter how minor, there are associated risks. However, refraining from smoking and carefully following the pre-and post-surgical instructions will reduce the likelihood of complications.
How do I know if the Eurolift procedure is right for me?
If you are a healthy male or female between the ages of 40 and 65+ years of age and you have mild to moderate skin looseness in the lower region of your face (lower cheeks, jaw line, under your chin), the Eurolift procedure may be appropriate for you.
If you would like to learn more about the Eurolift procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with a consultant at one of our offices near you. Just call 1-800-715-6299 to schedule your no-cost consultation.