French ABC-facelift is an atraumatic rejuvenation technique. Minus 20 years in just 24 hours!
“Just a night out after the surgery, our patients already calmly drink coffee at the terrace. '' - Patrick Baraf reassures.
Here are some frequently asked questions to the French surgeon Patrick Baraf, creator of the non-traumatic facelift, who operates in a clinic on the Champs Elysees.
How to get 10, 15, 20 years younger?
You can perfectly understand women and men who want to look younger and fresher, and it’s not always a matter of shame of their age, but rather the signs of aging give a tired, exhausted look, as well as excessive rigor.
Speaking frankly, ANY cream promising a 5 or more years rejuvenation is a matter of marketing aimed at naive consumers. Expensive brands or exotic Korean youth elixirs, in the best-case scenario, will only help preserve the youth a little longer, just like any qualitative daily skincare. You should not expect any miracle and noticeable results.
Botox and hyaluronic acid injections are able to rejuvenate your appearance and improve skin quality, but each doctor has his own favorite drugs and injection techniques, so the result may vary. In France, however, beauticians without any medical education are not allowed to carry out such procedures. Highly intensive photobiomodulation can significantly improve the quality of the skin, since it acts directly on the mitochondria, accelerating their division and renewal.
However, if a 10 or more years rejuvenation procedure is needed, this can only be possible with the help of the plastic surgery, which lots of ladies are so afraid of, as well as especially men. The fear of the complications, risks associated with the surgery, as well as an unnatural result and so on... All this can be understood. You can also observe the diabolization of plastic surgery lately, due to the unnatural results of so many public and not only persons. That is why ABC facelift is a real value for those who want to become 20 years younger without any signs of plastic surgery!
What is the ABC-Facelift or ABC lift?
It takes a lot of time and practice to perfectly understand how our body works, to know the location of each vessel and capillary in order to hone your surgical skills. Dr. Baraf’s innovative approach and technique runs counter to Paul Tessier’s classical school or any other, which most plastic surgeons in the world follow, and which, as well gives the results of slanting eyes and stretched mouths. In order to get the perfect result following, for example, a Tessier’s technique, one needs to have a solid experience and a special approach to avoid an inappropriate result. Dr. Baraf has developed his own surgery technique, which on the one hand implies the same lifting of the skin and muscles, but at the same time is avoiding blood vessels and veins in a mini-traumatic version.
It is the large vascular network damage that provokes the hemorrhaging, which leads to all the complications such as edema, hematomas and painful side-effects.
What is the difference between ABC facelift and a regular face lifting?
Regular face lifting:
- High invasiveness
- Long recovery: up to 2-3 months, and the overall result can sometimes be assessed only in a year! This is due to the high swelling and tissue injury. During recovery period, one is forced to hide
- An unnatural result, when it’s clearly visible that the surgery was performed, which is very problematic for men, especially public personas
- An even more tired look during the year of recovery
- The result is unstable, may change with a strong set or loss of weight
- Not to mention all the possible complications of the classical lifting technique: skin bumps, blood or pus accumulations, asymmetry.
- No quasi skin and muscle traumas
- Recovery in 24-48 hours in 99% of the cases. No bruises or swelling
- Less infection associated risks
- Natural results
- The outcome is stable over time
Thanks to the French touch approach, the French surgeons can provide a natural result for their patients, which is why people from all over the world, even from England and the United States, go to France for plastic surgery. But at what cost is this rejuvenation and this result given?! Pain, swelling, bruising, scared to look at yourself in the mirror for at least the first 10 days! In the modern world, where people work hard and cannot even set aside a week for themselves, they can’t even dream of a free month.
The first post-surgery week becomes a real nightmare, that no one wants to go through again. An uneven convergence of edema may create temporary asymmetry. The first post-surgery night may seem like a living hell. After the surgery, the face is tightened for several days or even a week with a special bandage, to avoid even more swelling and to form a result.
Fortunately, this is all dated and Dr. Baraf’s patients leave the clinic and head to the cafe for a cup of coffee with the doctor! This is the doctor’s promise to all his patients! Coffee break doesn’t last long, because the doctor has lots of work, including training other surgeons this innovative technique.
What is the difference between holding technique of the classical lift and ABC lifting?
Comparing the surgery with the world of high fashion, it is worth mentioning: all high fashion houses produce clothes, but the approach to choosing fabrics, sewing techniques and even the technique of seams is different, especially when it comes to unique handmade pieces. In plastic surgery, things are roughly the same.
ABC lifting is distinguished by the methods of incisions, sealing of blood vessels and, of course, suturing techniques. All of these are highly technical points and there is no need for the patients to know them, but the main thing for the patients is to obtain presentable appearance in 24 hours after the surgery.
Who and where can perform ABC lifting?
Doctor Baraf together with his team decided not to monopolize this technique, but rather share it and spread it around the world, doctor regularly conducts trainings of this technique for the foreign surgeons. This technique has already become very popular in the USA, however, very few people know that the founder of the technique is the surgeon who still operates in Paris, and most importantly, that performing an operation using his own technique under his supervision is several times cheaper. Which is clearly understandable, because the technique is unique and many patients are ready to pay a lot of money for it all over the world, therefore surgeons who have undergone the ABC lifting training, conduct the surgeries at very high rates. The commercialization of medicine and the high competition between plastic surgeons is very high and everyone wants to stand out ... to earn money. In France, medicine, however, at the legislative level cannot be subjected to advertising, so patients may not even know that they are overpaying for a copy, while they may have the original at a more modest price.
Why overpay for a copy when you can get the original?
The cost of ABC lifting from its founder Dr. Baraf is from 9000 to 12000 euros. To schedule a consultation or ask additional questions, please call + 33 6 33 16 80 40.
Why do they call it ABC-Lifting?
ABC are the initials of the names of surgeons who worked on the development of this technique, the letter B stands for the Baraf surname.
How long before I can go outside after a classical face lifting?
After the classical face lifting, with a good makeup, probably in 10-14 days.
After the ABC lifting – in only 24 hours!
Doctor Baraf invites you for a cup of coffee!