Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, and Phillip Barbee, MD collaborated on the development of this innovative technique combining advancements in modern aesthetic medicine to serve the patient who is "in-between" nonsurgical and surgical solutions. 

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Do I Need an Express Lift™?

Not yet ready for a first (or second) facelift? Our facial plastic surgery experts designed the Express Lift™ with a particular patient in mind. Maybe you’ve tried Botox and dermal fillers, or even had a laser skin resurfacing treatment, and now you’re seeking something more – but you don’t want surgery. Or perhaps you had a facelift 10 or 15 years ago and just want to refresh your look without having a second procedure.

Our signature Express Lift™ is the right fit for a patient with mild to moderate signs of aging on the face and neck who wants to address several common signs of aging all at once, with one minimally invasive treatment. If you are seeking to rejuvenate your eyes, and tighten up loose or sagging skin on the jowls, chin, and neck, while melting away unwanted fat and smoothing lines and wrinkles, then you may be an ideal candidate for our Express Lift™. 

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Express Lift™ Benefits Minimally invasive. Major improvement!

The Express Lift™ is a game-changer that fills the gap between nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and facial plastic surgery. One of the key benefits of our Express Lift™ is that it is a minimally invasive procedure with a short recovery period and very little downtime.

In addition, much like a surgical facelift, the Express Lift™ can be customized for each patient to address several common signs of aging all at once, including:

  • Tighten loose, saggy skin
  • Correct jowls and double chin
  • Reduce unwanted fat
  • Smooth, tighten, and lift skin on the eyelids, around the eyes, temples, and brows
  • Add definition to the chin and jawline contour
  • Stimulate collagen for improved skin tone and texture
  • Skin tightening and resurfacing around the eyes, as well as smile lines, nasolabial folds, and lines on the neck
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How Does the Express Lift™ Work?

The perfect facial rejuvenation solution without surgery. Our signature Express Lift™ begins with a thorough consultation so our team and your doctor can clearly understand your goals. Next, Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee will work in partnership with you to develop a treatment plan, combining multiple modalities to achieve the result you want. Your treatment will be designed and performed by one of our experienced facial plastic surgery specialists.

Express Lift™ is an in-office procedure performed at our Melbourne, Florida location and takes about 45-90 minutes, depending on the areas to be treated. To ensure your comfort, our providers may offer numbing cream and/or local anesthesia. During the Express Lift™, your doctor will utilize a radiofrequency-powered system that delivers heat via two small probes — one above the skin, and one beneath. 

This heat exchange, known as radio-frequency assisted lipolysis, results in dramatic skin tightening and fat reduction, all at once.

Finally, your doctor may recommend a resurfacing treatment using RF microneedling or laser skin resurfacing to improve the quality and texture of your skin for a polished look.

Express Lift™ Recovery

Complete facial rejuvenation with minimal downtime. One of the reasons patients choose our Express Lift™ is the short recovery period following the procedure. Most patients can return to work and their usual activities in just a few days. Some bruising or fullness in the treated areas is normal and may be visible for about a week. Patients will have noticeable results immediately after their Express Lift™ which will continue to improve over the next three to six months. 

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Express Lift™ FAQs

What is the Express Lift™?

How does Express Lift™ work?

Who is a good candidate for Express Lift™?

What areas can be treated with Express Lift™?

What is the recovery like after Express Lift™?

How long does it take to see results from Express Lift™?

How much does Express Lift™ cost?

Where are Express Lift™ procedures performed?

What is the Express Lift™?

Created by Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, and Phillip Barbee, MD, and performed at Clevens Face and Body Specialists in Melbourne, FL, the Express Lift™ is an innovative facial rejuvenation procedure that reverses several common signs of aging with just one minimally invasive treatment.

How does Express Lift™ work?

Our signature Express Lift™ utilizes a combination of modern advancements in aesthetic medicine powered by radio-frequency technology to tighten skin, remove fat, and build collagen. Treatment plans are customized for each patient by our facial plastic surgery specialists. The Express Lift™ takes about 45-90 minutes to perform under local anesthesia, and recovery lasts just a few days.

Who is a good candidate for Express Lift™?

Our signature Express Lift™ was created for patients who have concerns about the common signs of aging such as saggy skin, lines, and wrinkles, but who are not yet ready for a facial plastic surgery procedure such as a facelift or neck lift. In addition, for patients who have previously had facial plastic surgery 10+ years ago, our Express Lift™ is a great option to extend the results.

What areas can be treated with Express Lift™?

Our minimally invasive Express Lift™ facial rejuvenation procedure can lift, smooth, tighten, and contour the following areas:

  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Jawline
  • Jowls
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lower eyelids
  • Temples

What is the recovery like after Express Lift™?

After an Express Lift™ facial rejuvenation procedure, patients can return to their normal activities in just a few days.

How long does it take to see results from Express Lift™?

Patients typically notice results from their Express Lift™ immediately, such as a reduction of fat and tightening of skin. Results will continue to improve up to three to six months following the procedure.

How much does Express Lift™ cost?

Like most cosmetic procedures, the price of our minimally invasive Express Lift™ varies depending on each patient’s cosmetic goals and the areas to be treated. An Express Lift™ can range from $3-5K for a single treatment area, and up to $8-10K for full-face rejuvenation.

Where are Express Lift™ procedures performed?

Our facial plastic surgery specialists perform the Express Lift™ at our Melbourne, FL office located at the gateway to the Eau Gallie Arts District in Brevard County.

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