Several years had passed since this patient in her 60s had a facelift. Her skin was showing typical signs of aging, including laxity and volume loss, so she came to Orange County from Hawaii to meet with Dr. Sadati about having a secondary facelift as well as a neck lift. She didn’t want to have general anesthesia and was pleased when he explained that only twilight sedation and local anesthesia would be necessary.
Her procedures lasted approximately three hours. During her facelift, Dr. Sadati achieved natural-looking results by performing his pioneering Double “C” Plication technique. In her “after” photos, she looks refreshed but not “pulled back.” To make her look more taut and smooth, she received a neck lift, which included removing excess fat and skin as well as tightening the underlying tendons and muscles. She loved her results and was very pleased that people only said, “You look great,” and not, “Did you have work done?”
In the world of plastic surgery, doctors occasionally create phrases for procedures to set themselves apart from one another. The “ponytail lift” is one such phrase. If you research surgeons and procedures, you won’t find this terminology anywhere except for on the web page of an individual surgeon who is marketing it to patients as something new and innovative.
The “ponytail lift,” which is supposed to make your face look like it does when you have your hair up in a tight ponytail, is actually an endoscopic facelift, which is less invasive than a traditional facelift, that works best for a patient without excess neck skin or sagging jowls. Instead of requesting a procedure that is simply a marketing ploy, Dr. Sadati recommends consulting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in person to discuss your specific concerns and goals. As always, cosmetic surgery is a serious undertaking and should only be pursued with realistic expectations and the guidance of a trained expert in the field.