The term lunchtime facelift seems to be a marketing term from non-plastic surgeons. There is no real definition of this procedure, because it seems to encompass non-surgical to even surgical procedures. These procedures may include:

– chemical peel
– IPL treatment
– light laser resurfacing procedure
– Botox
– dermal filler, to plump up areas of the face
– limited incision facelift
– who knows what else?

I’m not a huge fan of the term, because it implies a less than serious pre-procedure and pre-surgery outlook on something that may have some risks and complications. Any plastic surgery procedure, including office-based procedures, have known risks and benefits. Just to talk about these risks and benefits takes some time, and will probably take up more time than to gobble down a salad for lunch.

Another implication of this term is that there is a short time limit that can deliver results as good as a facelift. Even office-based procedures, such as Botox and dermal fillers, may take longer in some people versus other patients. It’s not like making a sandwich – even very standard procedures take different amounts of time from individual to individual.

There are literally a world of possibilities to rejuvenate your face, and to talk about your non-surgical to surgical options correctly and appropriately will take some time. This website, and the internet in general, is a great place to get started on information gathering. However, to get an informed, educated, and nuanced plan that is best for you, you will need a formal consultation and not rely on marketing terms such as a “lunchtime facelift.”

If you’d like more information on facial rejuvenation, please check out some of my other blog posts. For a formal consultation, please contact Caroline, our Practice Coordinator, at or 415 362 1846.

Your consultation may take as long as your lunch hour, but you will have a more complete understanding of all of your options for facial rejuvenation, or even a facelift, in San Francisco.


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