French Lift Reviews
French facelift is another branding gimmick. Facial structure is complex and requires skilled surgeon to treat it. A 3D structure can’t be fixed by one suture.
Thread lifts are falling out favor due to lack of their longevity.
If it too good to be true, probably it is not! (Kevin Sadati, DO, Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon)
If I were to ask you to take one finger and push up on your face to make yourself look younger, do you think you could do it? We generally achieve our best results by performing a layered approach and addressing the multiple layers of the face that are effected by aging.
I like to give analogies to explain what may be obvious to us as surgeons but not to a non-surgeon.
Consider the a messy appearing or unkempt bed. Is the appearance due to a lumpy mattress, a poorly placed bottom sheet, top sheet, or wrinkled comforter? Well the same goes for the face.
Remove all the sheets, rarrange the mattress, replace the fitted sheet, tightly apply a top sheet and apply the comforter over the entire structure to create a nice cosmetic appearance. Does the comforter need to be pressed or ironed or replaced? To some degree, the same goes with the face: address the bony skeleton, the fatty deposits, the muscle, and lastly the skin (remove excess and perform resurfacing as needed).
I know this is an over-simplified explanation, but it gives a general concept. If you are looking for a short term simple fix, the french lift may be an option for you but it generally does little to achieve a meaningful and substantial outcome.
“French Lift” / “One Stitch Lift” / “Instant lift” / “Fast lift”
They all sound similar, and I would group them as sales gimmicks. You never get something for nothing, and the extension is that for a minimal procedure, you get a minimal result. Sorry, but that is my opinion.
I do not like sales tactics whereby major results are promised from minimal procedures.
Either they are sugar-coating a real procedure by giving it a catchy name, or you really are going to get “nothing”. (Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS, Dallas Plastic Surgeon)
French facelift not recommended
If you really need a facelift then elevation and suspension of the underlying tissues of the face are necessary to receive a nice, lasting result. One stitch is not going to be able to do that, no matter how big or well placed it is. (Douglas M. Stevens, MD, Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon)
The more we see, the more we learn. I have learned that in order to get the best results in facial rejuvenation, that sagging stretched out tissue must be returned to its proper place. Lifted and shortened.
Tightened and resuspended. A single stitch can create a temporary lifting affect, however, the sagging tissue is still sagging and stretched out. As such, it will return to that position in a short time. (Robert M. Freund, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
No such thing as a “French Lift”….Another Gimmick
A truly qualified and experienced surgeon would never recommend a “french face-lift” or any other overly simplified description of a face lift. A face lift must be done with care and time. The more stitches are often associated with better and longer lasting results. (Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS, San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon)
A French face lift is a gimmick. Watch out for gimmicks in Plastic surgery , your face deserves more. The complexity of aging is so great that one stitch will not cut it. (Carlos Wolf, MD, Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Did not withstand the test of time
The mechanism of facial aging is so complex it is hard to beleive that one stich could reverse that mechanism. What you heard is a barbed suture technique that was used at a certain time to gather the facial tissues.
It is clear that this technique did not withstand the test of time. (Hisham Seify, MD, PhD, FACS, Orange County Plastic Surgeon)
Not all facelifts are created equal
When seeking facelift surgery your ultimate goal will be the results! Be careful of many marketing terms and names that are given to procedures in order to market the surgery to the masses. When seeking facelift surgery you should see plenty of before and after photographs.
I have seen many patients for revision surgery who tell me their facelift only lasted 2 months. Unfortunately, that was only how long the swelling lasted. Do your homework, focus on results, and you will be very happy. (Jacob D. Steiger, MD, Boca Raton Facial Plastic Surgeon)
A French Lift will not work
A French Lift is simply a marketing ploy to get patients to agree to what they see as a minimally invasive procedure. There have been many attempts in the past 50 years in plastic surgery to use stitches instead of surgery to lift the face, including thread lifts in the past 5 years.
“French facelift” is one that doesn’t work
I’m not sure I know precisely what a “French” facelift is, but if it is anything close to what it implies, it can’t possibly work. Sounds simple but it’s just a gimmick. Facelifts that are properly executed give excellent and predictable results with minimal downtime and little negative side effects.
The realself.com website is a good indicator of this. Compare any of the shortcut facelifts with conventional facelift relative to satisfaction rates. Very interesting. (Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
A French lift is a waste of money. There are other alternatives to make you look younger with minimal surgery. Fat injections underneath the eyes is one such alternative. Fat is abundant in stem cells and the stem cells will rejuvenate your skin. (Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD, Baltimore Plastic Surgeon)
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. While this may seem like a reasonable solution, it is unlikely to produce lasting results. The procedure is not one that is widely writen about in the medical literature and thus is likely a marketing tool. (D.J. Verret, MD, Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon)
A waste of money
In the interest of time but certainly not money marketers have come up with the proverbial “quick fix” to facial aging. In these kind of surgeries a single suture is passed from the temporal area, around the cheek and back up to the temporal area, all under the skin.The stitch is tied and thus tightened. This displaces tissues superiorly and posteriorly. Of course the skin will be displaced as well. If you’re lucky they’ll remove it but if not it will stayed bunched up.
Since these procedure cost only marginally less than real surgery you might want to consider spending your money on surgery that will provide consistent, long lasting results. (Christopher L. Hess, MD, Fairfax Plastic Surgeon)
French face lift – baloney
Think about this…. Your pants are stretched out, baggy and sagging….. You can tailor them but you have only one stitch. Same thing with the face…
One stitch stratigically placed will lift something but will look like a suspension strap and not lift other areas that may be in need of lifting.
Cute sounding quick, cheap gimmicks are a great disservice to plastic surgery and patients who deserve better. DO NOT DO THIS. (Richard Galitz, MD, FACS, Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon)