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Beachcomer
one year ago
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Face tite

How long will the results of radiofrequency tightening last on the face.

Also do you feel this procedure is as good as a breastlift.

Procedure: Facelift
Type: Question

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Jeremy Sanderson
ASPS Surgeon

In my experience tightening from RF treatments only lasts weeks to months. It does give some subtle improvement in most instances, but absolutely don’t go into it expecting surgical results. I would also consider how much they are charging you for the RF treatments before proceeding. Good luck and I hope that helps.

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Jonathan Zelken
ASPS Surgeon
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FaceTite is a brilliant new technology that relies on controlled burn contracture to shrink wrap your skin. It is really designed for that sweet spot of men and women who are not getting results from nonsurgical therapy but are also not ready for a facelift. The results approach, but will never match those of an excisional procedure. Many patients come to me for FaceTite and BodyTite, and I have to be honest with them from time to time and let them know that only a facelift or necklift will make them happy. In some cases, I pair Facetite with neck band tightening. Over 6-12 months, the collagen will realign and continue to contract. Once it plateaus, this is your final and permanent result. If you do not think enough tightening has occurred you may seek further intervention like a face or neck lift, but I seldom perform a second FaceTite treatment as the result, in a sense, is permanent.

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Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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I have not been impressed with the skin tightening devices in general. If you have sagging tissue you are likely better off with a facelift.

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Jon Ver Halen
ASPS Surgeon
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Hello and thank you for your excellent question. RF techniques yield exceptional results in the short term, and indeed, do improve long term results. However, they are still not equivalent to a surgical procedure. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!

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