QuickLift Mini Facelift | Results Revealed on KDKA | Cosmetic Surgery

QuickLift Mini Facelift | Results Revealed on KDKA | Cosmetic Surgery


Female voice: Welcome back to the KDKA morning
show. We are excited this morning to show you the results of the quick
lift procedure. Last Monday, remember when we introduce you to Paula McCleland,
of Pleasant Hill. She won the quick lift procedure from Dr. Dominic
Brandy of the Skin Center in a contest right here on KDKA TV. She says
she wanted to get rid of what she called “the gobbler” hanging under her chin.
After she and Dr. Brandy appeared on her show Monday, we followed them
right over to the Skin Center, and a camera was there to capture
the procedure for you, and wait till you see her. Dr. Bradley and Paula are
here with us now to show us the results of her quick lift. I hope we can zoom
right in on you. I can’t believe, you look fantastic. I told you’d
look fantastic before. Do you have tears in your eyes? Paula: No, I’m thrilled! Gobble no more. Female voice: I told you, I really thought
that you looked fantastic before, but what a difference. Paula: Your little shocked, huh? Female voice: I am. Paula: It’s beautiful, he does amazing work.
I’m amazed. I’m amazed at, pain-free, little discomfort. Female voice: Quick? Paula: Oh! An hour! Went back to work and
worked for rest the week. Dr. Brandy: I think it was an hour and 15
minutes, I think it took us. Female voice: The fanatic. Female voice: And you said that she was calm.
She said last Monday that she was a little apprehensive about being knocked
out, or being awake. Dr. Brandy: Right, well what we do is we just
give a, we kind of give a little dose of Valume and a little bit of
Darvocet. So that just takes the edge off. So you’re … it puts you in a kind
of a happy mood, you just, like I said we chitchat, you know, she likes
to talk, I like to talk. Female voice: This is where your consulting
with her before. Dr. Brandy: Right, this was right before the
procedure, we were just kind of … you know, I was just trying to give
her an idea of what was going to happen to her. That was going into the procedure
room. right before hand. Female voice: There you go. You have the lines
right drawn on the face? Dr. Brandy: Right. And that just shows where
were going to go under the skin and so forth. Female voice: She’s smiling though. Dr. Brandy: Yeah you can see she’s awake.
She’s not under any kind of general anesthesia or anything. Female voice: Yeah. Dr. Brandy: Just kind of prep things. Female voice: So you monitor everything and
you start the surgery. Dr. Bradly: And they’re just showing me doing
the procedure. You can see she’s up and you know, just doing some suturing
there. Female voice: Yeah, but it didn’t feel like
you were in there for very long at all? You are calm the whole time. Paula: Yeah, I walked out, met my husband. Female voice: You mentioned your husband,
and he’s with you today. I think we have some tape actually, we can stop and
listen for a minute to his reaction. Paula: What do you think!? Dr. Brandy: This was right after the procedure,
so … Paula: Gobbler gone baby! Isn’t that unreal? Husband: You look marvelous! I want to kiss
you. Dr. Brandy: You can see the gobblers gone
there. You can see right there some swelling, and that’s normal right after. Female voice: Hey, not bad though. I mean
that was right after you walked out. Dr. Brandy: Yeah, that was immediately after
the surgery. Female voice: Wow. Wow, wow, wow. You have
the picture. Let’s show that, that’s very dramatic. Dr. Brandy: If you look closely you can see
that’s before-and-after. Female voice: I can hold it if you want to
point out … Dr. Brandy: But you can see, mainly what it
does it really accentuates the jaw line. You can see how nice and smooth
that is compared to before. She had quite a bit of skin, there was little
bit more than an inch on each side. A couple inches of skin that we removed
when we did that. Female voice: You’re happy he’s pointing that
out aren’t you. Do you want to destroy this picture? Paula: He said I could have coffee so I said
that’s all right. Dr. Brandy: Yeah, but this is pretty typical
for what you will see with patients. Female voice: Wow. Dr. Brandy: But the nice thing is … I don’t
know, did you go to work at all the first week or so? Paula: Yes, I went right there. I watched
children in my home. So they were there waiting for me and the rest of the week
I watched them. Female voice: No pain? Not very much you said
after? Paula: I took two pain pills, and that was
only because I had to sleep on my back, and I’m not used to that. I’m a fetal
position sleeper and I really did not need them. So absolutely no
pain medication did I take, even though they told me “Take your pain medication.” Female voice: You didn’t need it. Paula: That was not my thing. I did not need
it, so I thought why take it? Female voice: Doctor, go over again for us,
who is the best candidate for something like this? Dr. Brandy: I would say most of the patients
that we do are between 40 and 60. I’d say the majority. The advantage of
the quick lift is because it’s primarily an upward elevation of the skin,
we’ve done patients in their seventies. But I would say most the patients
we’re doing are between 40 and 60 to 65, around there. I would say that’s
probably the prime age. But even patients that are older I think can get an
excellent result primarily because there’s an upward vector, and that’s
why you see the improvement in the neck, because if you advance upward you
can see all the skin just kind of comes this way. So that really avoids the
necessity to, you know, get into this area, and really lifting the skin
under the neck. Female voice: Yeah. Dr. Brandy: Which makes the recuperation much,
much more quick, and allows you to do it under a local anesthesia. Female voice: Even before quick lift was this
gobbler thing the most common thing that people would come in for? Dr.brandy: Yeah, I would say most people are
concerned about the jowl, and in the neck area. That’s what this procedure
addresses. Female voice: It takes care of all of that
though. Dr. Brandy: Right, right. Female voice: It’s probably changed practice
a great deal. Dr.brandy: Oh yeah, it definitely has. In
fact I had a little tendinitis this morning from doing so many sutures. Female voice: Some carpal tunnel. Dr.brandy: Yeah, but it has. It’s become very
popular, because people just don’t want the downtime, and a lot of people
are afraid of the anesthesia, they’re afraid of, you know, going under general
anesthetic. So with this you can do it under local, it’s done very
quickly, a lot of people can get back to work anywhere from a day to a week
typically. It really fits into people’s lifestyle. Female voice: What is your friends say when
they saw you? Paula: Oh, they think it’s great. First of
all, they can’t believe that I even did it because… Female voice: Because you are president of
the club. Paula: I’m president … no more! Female voice: You have to vote someone else
into office now. The gobbler club is what were talking about. Paula: They all said “You’ve got to be kidding
me.” They said literally if they did not know me and I was on the street,
you’d never know that I’d had it, cause I had a little bit of swelling,
which my close friends obviously know my face, but they said “It’s amazing.”
They said it’s amazing and the staff, unbelievable, professional from the
time you walk in. Everybody was treated the absolute same, and no matter what
procedure it was. I’m thrilled! Female voice: It’s wonderful. She is smooth
and you give consultations. How do you want people to approach this if they
are interested? Dr. Brandy: Well, they could you now call
our office. We have an 800 number, 1 800 429 1151. We set up a consultations,
normally we spend about half an hour with the patient, just going
over the pros and cons and seeing if they’re a good candidate and so forth. Female voice: You work out of the Skin Center,
and give us that 800 number again. Dr. Brandy: Okay, so it’s 1 800 429 1151. Female voice: Okay. We had so much interest
just in the contest itself, so I know that a lot of people will be watching
today just to see how you look. Paula: Looking forward to Thanksgiving. Female voice: This year, uh? They said a lot
lower cut shirts this summer. Thank you so much. Congratulations. Thanks
for coming in.

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