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Facial Procedure Comparison Chart

Minilift » Regular Facelift » Full Lower Facelift » Laser/VASER Assisted Facelift » Non Surgical Laser/VASER  Facial Sculpting »
Can it be performed in a minimally invasive setting under local anesthesia? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can be performed while awake and sedated? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can be performed completely sedated? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average Procedure time? 90min 2hrs 2.5hrs 3hrs 60-90min
Main areas of improvement? Jaw Line Jaw and Neck Line Gold standard for Jaw Line and Neck Gold standard for Jaw Line and Neck Jaw Line and Neck
Average Age Group? 40s 50s to 60s 50s and above 40s and above 40s
Average Recovery Time? 5-7 days 7-10 days 10-14 days 5-7 days 5-7 days
Average amount of swelling and potential bruising? Mild Mild-Moderate Moderate Minimal Minimal
Is the muscle under the skin addressed? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Post procedure discomfort level? Mild Mild to Moderate Moderate Mild to Moderate Minimal
Is the neck specifically addressed? No No Yes Yes Limited
Is the laser/VASER used to assist in the lift? No No No Yes Yes
Can laser be added to the procedure? Yes Yes Yes Part of the Procedure Part of the Procedure

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