The Pinch Lift
Are you guilty of the pinch? Those few minutes you might spend in front of the mirror, pinching, stretching and squishing the skin around your neck and jaw. Don’t worry; most of us do the same. EF MEDISPA is now offering a more effective solution than pinching you skin, the Pinch Lift.
This innovative cosmetic surgery technique for facial reshaping and rejuvenation targets the platysma muscle in the face, which is responsible for sagging skin and a double chin gradually creeping up on us as we age. This microsurgery stops the muscle from retracting and causing the sagging effect around the jaw, giving a tighter, more defined jawline.
First, a small incision is made below the chin to access the muscle, and then the muscle itself is cut, causing it to expand and correct the retraction. Another incision is made beneath the earlobe in order to stretch the platysma muscle and restore lost tension. The whole procedure takes around two hours, and is performed under a local anaesthetic.
Summary of The Pinch Lift
- Procedure Time 2 hours
- Back To Work 2-3 days*
- Anaesthetic Block anaesthesia with sedation
- Downtime 1 week*
- Duration Of Results 7+ years *
- Results Visible results after 2 week, restored, youthful appearance*
*Individual results may vary.
Step by Step the Pinch Lift
1 NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION
The process will begin with a NO OBLIGATION consultation with one of EF MEDISPA’s expert Treatment Coordinators, who are trained to discuss the procedure in fine detail with you and answer any queries you may have. After taking a full medical history, your coordinator will be able to suggest the treatment most suitable for you. If you would like to go ahead with Pinch Lift your next appointment will then be booked with the doctor.
2 MEET YOUR DOCTOR
If you decide to proceed with Pinch Lift you will have the chance to meet the doctor and discuss the treatment thoroughly. He will take your full medical history and create a surgical strategy according to your own physical, aesthetic needs and medical records. The doctor will be there to answer all of your questions and guide you throughout the process.
3 BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
If you decide to proceed, on the day of your surgery you will meet the doctor again to discuss any last minute questions you may have and we will ask you for your final consent before the procedure.
4 DURING THE PROCEDURE
The first step of the procedure is a small incision beneath the chin to access the right muscle. After that another incision around the earlobes is going to allow the muscle to expand, thus correcting, the retraction that causes the double chin.
Pinch lift is performed under a block of local anaesthesia and sedation. The estimated procedure time is two hours and it doesn’t require overnight stay.
5 AFTER THE PROCEDURE
After the procedure you will have the time to relax in the recovery suite and the opportunity to discuss your following review appointment with the doctor.
Pinch Lift FAQs
What makes Pinch Lift different from other treatments?
This innovative microsurgery technique helps to reshape the platysma muscle in the face, which is responsible for the double chin aiming to give you a natural, younger looking appearance.
Is it safe?
The highly experienced surgeon and our EF MEDISPA team of nurses and therapists, trained to the highest standards, will be with you in every step of the way to ensure the safety of the procedure and make you feel as comfortable as possible.
Where is Pinch Lift performed?
Pinch Lift is performed at the EF MEDISPA Kensington clinic. Call us today to book an appointment and learn more about the procedure.
Is Pinch Lift right for me?
During your appointment with the doctor, he will assess your full medical history and identify whether you are a suitable candidate for Pinch Lift.