The “Trifecta” Minimally Invasive Facelift Procedure
The “Trifecta” by Dr. David P. Rapaport, is a custom procedure that combines three modalities to achieve state-of-the-art minimally invasive facial remodeling and tightening. The Trifecta serves as a powerful and versatile middle ground procedure between a surgical facelift and injectables alone. By frequently achieving transformational results to the lower face and neck with very little downtime. The Trifecta by Dr. David P. Rapaport is rapidly becoming one of our most popular procedures.
What is the “Trifecta” facelift?
The “Trifecta” is a state-of-the-art cosmetic treatment that can serve as a new minimally invasive, rapid-recovery facelift, lifting drooping facial contours and smoothing and firming the complexion at all once. It is especially useful for clients who are dealing with laxity of the jaw and neck, and also have some excess fat under the chin. The best part of the Trifecta is that there are no lengthy downtimes, anesthesia, or discomfort to deal with. The Trifecta consists of 3 procedural tiers- 1. Bipolar radiofrequency with Morpheus8 to tighten the skin; 2. Internal bipolar radiofrequency with FaceTite to reduce sagging skin; 3. Mini Liposuction for precision contouring. Treatment with all three tiers can be performed in under one hour without the need for IV or general anesthesia. Some clients may require all three tiers, while others might benefit from undergoing just two.
- TIER ONE – Morpheus8
The Morpheus8 technology is based around needles energized with radio frequency and applied to the deeper layers of the skin, sparing the surface. Treatment can be customized, with the practitioner deciding exactly at what depth or depths Morpheus8 will be administered, and at what power levels. Thanks to Morpheus8’s unique needle sheathing (an ultra-thin coating with covers to the shaft of each needle so that energy is emitted only from the tip), which protects the skin surface, the procedure is appropriate for all skin types and tones. Morpheus8 is able to reduce unwanted fat while beautifully tightening and firming the skin, depending on the chosen depth of the needles. It can be instrumental in reshaping the jowls and the lower face, areas of facial aging that often cannot be adequately addressed with fillers and neuromodulators (BOTOX®).
- TIER TWO – FaceTite/AccuTite (In addition to Morpheus8)
FaceTite and AccuTite are newer radiofrequency tools designed to help reduce skin sagging in the face and neck. They have basically miniaturized versions of BodyTite, which has revolutionized body contouring. These treatment tools are useful in treating submental fat, jowling, marionette lines, and other deep creases, folds, and furrows, when Morpheus8 alone may not be enough. During FaceTite and AccuTite, bipolar radiofrequency energy travels between small probes under the tissues and over thereby causing tightening as well as fat reduction. Following FaceTite and Accutite, the body produces collagen, which creates a lasting tightening effect on the treated tissues.
- TIER THREE – Mini-Liposuction
Mini or micro liposuction is generally paired with FaceTite/AccuTite and Morpheus8 to carefully remove excess fat, causing bulges in the lower face and under the chin. In youth, the chin and neck are lean and angular, but with aging and weight gain, these areas can lose definition. During liposuction of the lower face and neck, relative areas of fatty excess can be treated precisely.
What are the benefits of the “Trifecta” facelift by Dr. David P. Rapaport?
- It helps to treat skin laxity.
- Corrects submental fat (double chin)
- Tightens and firms the complexion
- Effective for addressing the jowls, jawline, chin, and areas around the nose and mouth.
- Minimal downtime; normal activities can usually resume within 3 days.
- Minimally invasive, using cutting-edge technology.
- Treatment takes less than 1 hour; no need for IV or general anesthesia.
- Helps boost your self-image and self-confidence.
- The addition of PRP may help further reduce downtime and improve skin tone and volume.
Who is a good candidate for the “Trifecta” minimally invasive facelift?
As mentioned earlier, clients who are looking for a solution to facial aging that is more comprehensive than injectables and fillers but who are not quite ready for or interested in the scarring and downtime of a surgical facelift will find Dr. David P. Rapaport’s unique Trifecta protocol to be “just what the doctor ordered.” Patients that are beginning to see submental fat interfere with their silhouette, along with skin laxity and volume loss, will find the Trifecta to be highly effective, regardless of their skin tone or texture. It is important to note that, especially when relying on tissue response to advanced technology, individual results will vary, and a patient’s expectations must take this into account.
About Dr. David P. Rapaport?
David P. Rapaport MD FACS is a Manhattan-based Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who has throughout his career pioneered cutting-edge treatments ranging from the underarm endoscopic approach for breast augmentation to CoolSculpting. He is passionate about the latest anti-aging procedures and is among the most experienced doctors utilizing this technology. He is constantly pursuing innovative new procedures that he believes can restore confidence and aesthetic harmony in his patients, improving quality of life.
Dr. David P. Rapaport was accepted to the six-year medical program at Boston University when he was just 16 years old, subsequently earning his medical degree at Tel Aviv University. He served as Chief Resident at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He continued to hone his skills in aesthetic surgery at the prestigious New York University’s Institute of Plastic Surgery. Dr. David P. Rapaport is amongst the most respected and sought-after surgeons in New York City and provides the same artistry and meticulous attention to detail during non-surgical treatments as he does when using the scalpel.