The disadvantages of the quicklift

Updated March 23, 2017

The QuickLift has become one of the most common types of cosmetic procedures performed. Stemming from original S-lift surgeries, the QuickLift is a cosmetic facelift procedure that helps patients--usually women--to appear younger for longer. Although there are advantages to facelift procedures such as the QuickLift, there are also many disadvantages.


Although the QuickLift is a semisurgical procedure, making it different from many major facelift surgeries that require weeks of downtime, it still has many downsides. One of the most notable downsides is durability. The QuickLift procedure will only last a few years--sometimes up to 5--since it is only a minor procedure. The bands that are placed within the person's face will have a limited lifespan; therefore, after years of degradation, it will be necessary to have the procedure again.

Effects of Weight

Much of the surgery's success is dependent upon the size and facial structure of the patient. Since the surgery makes use of literally tightening skin onto the face, overweight people can have trouble with the surgery being effective upon their skin. Since people with added weight might have a great amount of extra loose skin on their chin than other people have, the surgery might not be effective in helping to maintain or create a youthful appearance for these people.

Age Limitations

This surgery is normally limited to specific age groups. Only patients who have signs of early facial ageing are eligible to undergo the surgery; therefore, it is generally limited to those who are over 40 years of age. It also is normally limited to people below the age of 60, since the procedure works best at fixing minor ageing signs as opposed to major ones.

Artificial Look

Oftentimes, the visual appearance of someone after undergoing this surgery will be artificial. These types of looks are especially prevalent in people who have had many surgical alterations and procedures.

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