Uplift® and related minimally invasive procedures can

  • Tighten and smooth the appearance of your face and neck eliminating the dreaded “turkey neck” and jowls.
  • Improve your ability to fight the progression of the aging face using laser technology.
  • Significantly reduce wrinkles and fine lines from aging and sun damage on the surface of the skin.
  • Decrease noticeable lines in the marionette region around the nose and mouth.
  • Restore youthful fullness to your face and even your lips.
  • Restore your confidence and give you the uplift that you need for years to come!

What is Uplift®?

Uplift® is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure that can literally make you look 15 years younger and takes little more than an hour to complete. In the last several years, there has been a virtual revolution in the area of cosmetic facial procedures designed to roll back the effects of time and gravity. It used to be that the progressive nature of jowls and skin laxity around the neck area (the turkey neck) was an inevitable part of getting older. And, except for Hollywood stars, no one else could do anything about it. However, there are now a highly select group of physicians around the country who specialize in a unique procedure known as uplift®.

Uplift® is a less invasive version of the procedure that most cosmetic surgeons know as a SMAS rhytidectomy. However, uplift® does not require general anesthesia and can be completed in about an hour. The procedure, designed by Chicago’s famed cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Mir Joffrey, is based on the idea that the reason for the aging process is fundamentally our inability to combat the forces of gravity as we get older. For some people, such as those of English and Irish heritage, this may happen in their late 30s. For others, notably those of Asian and African descent, this may happen much later in life perhaps in the sixth or seventh decade. Much of that is simply genetics. However, the solution is the same.  The uplift® procedure simply resets the muscles in the cheeks upward and uses laser technology to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. Essentially, this creates an effective reversal of the effects of gravity and years of sun damage. When the muscles are reset, the skin comes up with it. Fundamentally, this is the essence of uplift®

In certain cases, uplift® can be combined with other minimally invasive procedures to rejuvenate the neck, eyes, and even the forehead simultaneously. The good news is that in each case, certified uplift® doctors have proven through literally thousands of cases the ability to do these procedures safely in a minimally invasive fashion without the use of general anesthesia.