It is unfortunate how time can affect the appearance. The skin may lose its natural elasticity and collagen stores, developing fine lines and deep creases. Fat stores, which give the face healthy volume, also decline with age. Coupled with the effects of smoking, stress, sun damage, and genetics, your face can suddenly look years older than you really are. However, Virginia Beach’s most trusted plastic surgeon, Dr. Kyle Choe has an answer to the aging face: the “V” Lift. Without surgery, a lengthy recovery, or risk of serious complications, the “V” Lift at the Choe Center can smooth wrinkles, restore lost facial volume, and enhance the lips/jawline.
“V” Lift Procedure at the Choe Center
The “V” Lift was designed to rejuvenate the appearance by focusing on the natural ‘V’ shape of the face. The technique, similar to a liquid facelift, centers on the organic structure of the face, from the chin to the temples. Using this as his template, Dr. Choe employs the most innovative selection of dermal fillers and muscle-paralyzing Botox to create a youthful, refreshed look.
The “V” Lift will:
- Help with fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Fill in facial grooves/scars
- Restore volume to the cheeks
- Eliminate hollows and dark circles under the eyes
- Plump lips
- Define the jawline
Ideal Candidate for the “V” Lift
If you are frustrated with the early signs of aging, then a “V” Lift at the Choe Center may be right for you. Anyone with declining facial volume under the eyes or along the cheeks, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, can benefit from the technique. Ideal candidates will be in good health, understand the “V” Lift technique, and hold realistic expectations for the final results. A consultation at the Choe Center can help you decide if a “V” Lift is right for you.
Your “V” Lift Consultation
Prior to scheduling a “V” Lift, a private consultation will be scheduled with Dr. Choe. At this time, he will perform an evaluation of the skin and facial structures, then review your medical history. Dr. Choe will explain in detail the components of the “V” Lift. He will use before/after photographs of his recent “V” Lift patients to assist in visualizing your potential results. Dr. Choe will go over the benefits and the limitations of injectables, as well as the potential risks from treatment. Together, it will be decided if a “V” Lift is the best technique to achieve your desired results.
“V” Lift Procedure
The “V” Lift is performed in one of the Choe Center’s comfortable, private treatment rooms. Depending on the individual treatment plan, each procedure will take from 30-45 minutes. While injectables are not considered painful, Dr. Choe can include a topical anesthetic for greater patient comfort. After the anesthetic has been applied, Dr. Choe will apply the dermal fillers or Botox to the predetermined target areas using a small needle. Once the desired correction has been achieved, patients are free to return to their normal routines.
Recovery and Results From a “V” Lift
There is no downtime needed after a “V” Lift, so you will be back to your usual routine in less than an hour. Results from your “V” Lift can be seen immediately. Depending on the extent of correction and the specific injectables used, the benefits will continue to improve over the following several weeks. Results from fillers can be noticed right away. As swelling resolves, and the body’s collagen production is triggered, the benefits will continue to improve and last for up to a year. Botox will take one to two weeks for best results and can last for three to four months.
Potential Complications From the “V” Lift
Side effects from dermal fillers and Botox include mild redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, and itching. More serious complications, such as nerve damage or excessive muscle relaxation are rare. Dr. Choe utilizes his extensive experience in injectables to create a safe, personalized, and effective procedure.
More on the “V” Lift at the Choe Center
Dr. Kyle Choe brings close to 15 years of experience to each patient at the Choe Center. Focusing solely on procedures for the face and neck, Dr. Choe provides the safest and most effective surgical and noninvasive techniques available today. For more information on the “V” Lift, contact his Virginia Beach office at 757.389.5850.
“V” Lift FAQ
What is the “V” Lift?
The “V” Lift is an innovative technique designed to combat signs of aging, including a loss of facial volume and fine lines or wrinkles. The “V” Lift includes dermal fillers and/or Botox, and can be custom tailored to the individual patient.
What areas can be improved with a “V” Lift?
The “V” Lift focuses on the face’s shape, from the temples to the chin. The technique can restore volume under the eyes and across the cheeks, as well as define the chin and lips. Fine lines and wrinkles will see dramatic improvements with the “V” Lift, as well.
Where does Dr. Choe perform his the “V” Lift?
All of Dr. Choe’s procedures are performed at his Virginia Beach office, in a private, state-of-the-art treatment room.
How long does a “V” Lift take to perform?
Depending on the individual patient and extent of correction, a “V” Lift will take from 30-45 minutes.
When can I return to work after my “V” Lift?
There is no downtime required following a “V” Lift, so you will be able to return to work immediately after treatment.
How long can I expect my “V” Lift results to last?
The benefits of a “V” lift are long lasting. The results from Botox will last for three to four months, while the benefits of dermal fillers can last for up to two years.
Is a “V” Lift painful?
While most patients do not find the procedure painful, there is a pinch or prick with each injection. Dr. Choe utilizes advanced cannula technique to minimize pain and bruising.
What are the risks associated with a “V” Lift?
The “V” Lift is a safe and effective treatment, however side effects can include redness, tenderness, and mild swelling. More serious complications are rare but can include muscle weakness, facial asymmetry, infection, and nerve damage.