It's inevitable - as we age, our faces are the first place we see it. Lines that weren't there before, skin laxity and droopiness that was once firm - time is a thief and our youthfulness the prize. There are many options on the market to help deal with anti-aging - facial fillers such as Sculptra, Radiesse, Restylane or neurotoxins such as BOTOX and Dysport. Many practitioners have even combined dermal fillers to create what is being termed a Liquid Facelift. While there are certainly benefits to these non-surgical procedures, their results are often temporary and require regular maintenance - which in the long run, may prove to be more expensive than trying a surgical procedure.
For patients that are not quite ready for a facelift, there are less invasive surgical procedures that can be performed to rejuvenate the face on a more permanent level. As in the case with Laura*, a patient from West Palm Beach, FL who had been searching for years for the right plastic surgeon to help her address the issues of aging. Visits to various plastic surgeons only gave her recommendations for a traditional full facelift plus an eyebrow lift, which she was not ready for.
When Laura consulted with Palm Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Anita Mandal, she found a board certified facial plastic surgeon that was willing to sit down with her and personally explain her options (other than a facelift) and stayed to discuss Laura's desires. Laura says, "All other plastic surgeons would leave the room after their recommendation(s) and I would have to discuss my needs and concerns with the consultant."
In lieu of a full facelift, Dr. Mandal recommended a combination of two less invasive surgeries to address Laura's needs: the Whisper Lift? for her lower face and neck and a lower eyelid lift to remove the bags under her eyes. "Dr. Mandal spent two hours with me discussing my needs - jowls, neck, eyes, downtime and cost,"said Laura, "And another plus, her office offers several affordable financing programs."
According to Dr. Mandal, after several years of meeting with patients just like Laura, who weren't quite ready for a full traditional facelift but still wanted to address the beginning signs of aging, she developed the Whisper Lift. Another benefit of the procedure is it is performed under local anesthesia, which eliminates the need and extraneous cost of general anesthesia. The Whisper Lift tightens underlying muscles and skin in the neck/jowl area for natural-looking and more permanent rejuvenation, compared to other less invasive procedures. The Whisper Lift is performed in one of Dr. Mandal's on-site surgical suites and can be completed in just 90 minutes.
Laura was thrilled with her downtime and results, "After a week I was able to return to work. We had regular follow up visits as Dr. Mandal oversaw my healing process. For the first time in my life, I do not have bags under my eyes!," describes Laura, "Dr. Mandal has removed at least ten years from my face and I don't look like I have had a facelift. I look completely natural only 10 years younger!"
Not only was Laura pleased with her results and experience with Dr. Mandal, she was also very impressed with her attention to detail and surgical skills. "Dr. Mandal is very articulate and exact in her practice. She is very personable, which allows one to develop a comfort zone, fully confident that any and all services she implements will be successful."
For more information or to schedule a consultation for the Whisper Lift, call Dr. Anita Mandal: 866-539-0498
*Name changed in the interest of the patient.
Actual Before & After Whisper Lift Photos by Dr. Anita MandalIndividual results vary. No promise or guarantee implied.