Minimally Invasive Facelift With Xact™
Dr. Bucky Featured in the November 2019 Issue of Philadelphia Style
As a leader in plastic surgery, Dr. Bucky is pleased to bring a breakthrough in facelift technology to Philadelphia. Xact facial rejuvenation is an exciting innovation that offers a less invasive alternative for patients who are not ready for a traditional facelift surgery, but are seeking smoother, tighter skin beyond what can be accomplished with fillers or other non-surgical methods.
Neck or Facial Rejuvenation with Xact
Xact is an FDA-cleared suturing device that can be used to lift the mid-face or tighten the neck with just 2 small incisions. Xact allows Dr. Bucky to utilize his surgical skill to lift and contour the facial tissue in a manner that is precise, but with less downtime or pain than a traditional facelift. Facial rejuvenation with Xact is a much-needed solution for patients who are not satisfied with their results from anti-aging products or injectable treatments, yet are not ready for a full facelift surgery.
What Can I Expect During My Xact Procedure?
The first step is a consultation appointment with Dr. Bucky at which you will discuss your aesthetic goals and determine if Xact is right for you. The facial rejuvenation procedure with Xact is unique because it is surgical, but it is so minimally invasive that it does not typically require general anesthesia. If your Xact procedure is focused on lifting and tightening the midface area, Dr. Bucky will make two very small incisions along your hairline. For neck rejuvenation, incisions will be made behind each ear. The overall procedure time is less than half of the time of a traditional facelift.
Benefits of a Minimally Invasive Facelift with Xact
- Minimal downtime
- Lifts and shapes the cheeks that have deflated with time
- Restores a youthful appearance
- Tightens the neck and redefines the jaw line
- Incisions are less than 1 inch long and placed to avoid visible scarring
- Possible alternative for patients who are not ready for a surgical facelift
- Offers an effective option for patients who are not able to achieve desired results with injectables or other non-surgical treatments
Recovery After Xact Facelift
A quicker recovery time is one of the advantages of a facial rejuvenation procedure with Xact. Each patient is unique, but patients can typically expect to resume regular activities in 5 days. You may experience mild bruising or some discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter medication.
What Results Can I Expect from My Xact Facelift?
Dr. Bucky is highly experienced in delivering natural-looking results with personalized treatment plans. Your individual results will depend on a number of factors, including your goals which Dr. Bucky will discuss in detail with you before your procedure. In general, you can expect to look refreshed, with smoother skin and a more youthful appearance. In addition to overall rejuvenation, an Xact facelift may improve the look of the lower eyelids or soften banded wrinkling on the neck.
Who is a Candidate for a Minimally Invasive Facelift with Xact?
Xact facial rejuvenation is ideal for men and women who are seeking a treatment that is minimally invasive and effective with long-term results. Xact may be right for you if you are seeking a solution to address early signs of aging, including loss of volume in the mid-face or premature jowling. Patients with deep wrinkles or more advanced signs of aging may be better suited for a traditional surgical facelift. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bucky in Philadelphia or Ardmore.
Frequently Asked Questions About Xact Facelift
How Much Does an Xact Facelift Cost?
Pricing for your personalized treatment plan can vary based on a number of factors. In general, the cost of Xact facial rejuvenation is approximately half of that of a traditional facelift. Bucky Plastic Surgery offers financing options for qualified patients.
How is Xact Facelifting Different From a Thread Lift?
The only similarity between an Xact procedure and a thread lift is the minimal need for anesthesia. Thread lifts, in which threaded barbs are inserted under the skin with the intention of providing lift, have limited longevity and may not help every patient achieve their desired results. While thread lifts may be performed by a variety of providers with varying degrees of experience, an Xact procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon who has the skill and experience to utilize an advanced device to precisely contour underlying facial tissue.
Will I have Visible Scars After My Xact Procedure?
The incisions that Dr. Bucky will make for an Xact procedure are small and placed strategically so that they will be very well-concealed and virtually unnoticeable.
Can an Xact Facelift be Combined With Other Procedures?
Dr. Bucky can combine Xact with facial fat augmentation for patients who would benefit from added volume.
How Does an Xact Facelift Compare to a Traditional Facelift?
By utilizing Xact with facelift techniques, Dr. Bucky is able to fulfill the needs of patients who are not yet ready for a traditional facelift. The Xact procedure requires less downtime than a facelift and will typically cost less and have an easier recovery period.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The longevity of your results can vary depending on your age, genes, skincare routine, and overall lifestyle. Initial results with this new procedure have lasted up to 3 years, and may continue beyond that.
Get Minimally Invasive Facial Rejuvenation in Philadelphia
If you are interested in Xact, or would like to learn more about minimally invasive options to restore a youthful appearance, contact our office today. We’re happy to answer any questions or schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Bucky.
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