iWELL’s Elasticity Enhancement Program
iWELL Plastic Surgery’s
Facial Contouring & Skin Tightening Program
At iWELL Plastic Surgery, we pursue safe facial contouring revision with importance placed on the overall balance and harmony of the face. Side effects may occur after surgery, albeit rarely, and they include excessive swelling, inflammation, or even sagging of the skin or drooping jawline depending on the patient’s skin characteristics, aging, etc. Therefore, in order to prevent these unwanted side effects, we take a step-by-step approach. A minor degree of sagging, for instance, is mitigated by a non-invasive lifting procedure, while a severe degree of sagging is addressed by a minimal incision lifting procedure for a safe and effective revision. There are various causes of sagging, which we taken into account when designing the procedure for each individual under our facial contouring and skin tightening program.
Types of Facial Contouring & Skin Tightening Program
Shrink lifting is a lifting method that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). There is no incision or invasive procedure involved in the process, and instead, ultrasound energy is delivered to the multiple layers of the skin. The energy, which penetrates into the soft tissue layer underneath the skin all the way to the deepest layer (superficial muscular aponeurotic system, SMAS), helps improve skin elasticity and tighten and lift the tissue. There are immediate results, but the lifting effect actually becomes maximized gradually over the course of a few months as the procedure triggers a natural cell regeneration process. The procedure is short, causes little pain, and does not disrupt the patient’s everyday routines. For these reasons, it has been approved by the KFDA for its safety and effectiveness.
Blue Rose Lifting
Blue Rose lifting is a next-generation thread lifting procedure that involves inserting a thread with cogs that are reminiscent of rose thorns in order to lift sagging skin. Compared to the regular threads used in lifting procedures, the ones used for Blue Rose lifting are larger with stronger cogs for improved effectiveness. Also, the cogs that are found on the thread in a 360° spiral form have been molded into a barb shape instead of being cut, so they maintain their lifting power without any weakening or tearing over time.
The superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS), which is connected to the facial muscles that contribute to facial expressions, has a direct influence on the formation of wrinkles on the face and decrease in elasticity. iWELL’s SMASectomy lifting involves separating the skin layer and the SMAS layer in two steps to remove the stretched SMAS and skin layers as a way to tighten skin. This can lead to more definitive results than the conventional face lifting procedure which only removes the skin layer. Also, sagging fat is transferred during the lifting process in order to create a more youthful appearance. This procedure is recommended to those who did not experience any effectiveness from a non-invasive lifting procedure or those who have a severe case of sagging skin, as it is highly effective in treating sagging cheeks, jawline and neck as well as deep wrinkles and laugh lines.