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Knowledge and skills for lifting

Elastic Band
Lifting

Natural-looking youth that lasts longer

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  • #NaturalResults

Improvement must follow a precise understanding of the cause

Before any aging, our face features an abundance of collagen sustaining the skin and the subcutaneous fat layer, which is in turn held into place by the myofascial layer underneath.
Over time, the collagen level reduces and the fat increases: the balance is eventually broken, and the myofascial layer collapses as well. Once the myofascial layer loses its strength, it cannot be regained: on the outside, wrinkles take place and our skin starts to droop.

In the end, to fundamentally address facial drooping and wrinkling, the most important task is to restore the collapsed myofascial layer underneath the subcutaneous fat layer.

  • Collagen
    loss
  • Accumulated
    fat
  • Collapsed facial
    myofascia
  • Sagging skin
    and wrinkles
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6 months after surgery

* The images were used under the patient’s consent. The results shown may appear different from the actual results because of the photography settings.

The elastic band strengthens the myofascial layer itself

Aging in the myofascial layer is the most fundamental cause of sagging and wrinkling in the skin. BANOBAGI uses elastic bands as a tool to strengthen the myofascial layer.

This special type of thread is designed by Italy’s Dr. Capurro, a top global figure in the reconstructive surgery field, and has great elasticity: it fuses itself with the surrounding tissues in our body, functioning as a ligament.
This strengthens the collapsed myofascial layer itself and, therefore, is safe. In addition, the thread flexibly responds to muscle movement, creating natural-looking results. Another benefit is that only a small incision is required to introduce this type of thread: the procedure becomes less stressful, and the recovery is quicker.

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Characteristics of the Elastic Band
  • High elasticity makes the band stretch at will
    High elasticity makes the band stretch at will
  • Relatively high elasticity and tensile strength: can be used widely without the worry of breaking, Flexible movement along the muscle: more natural-looking results, Enveloped in polyester: no tissue damage, no discomfort, Requires small incision: faster recovery and less scarring Relatively high elasticity and tensile strength: can be used widely without the worry of breaking, Flexible movement along the muscle: more natural-looking results, Enveloped in polyester: no tissue damage, no discomfort, Requires small incision: faster recovery and less scarring
    Polyester is weaved around the band’s silicone core, resulting in higher tensile strength and more stable tissue fusion.

Surgeon’s capability means more effective results

To maximize the lifting effects of the elastic band, the surgeon needs to have accurate knowledge of the band, sufficient understanding and experience in each facial tissue type, and precise sensibility and techniques based on the previous two.

BANOBAGI has invited Dr. Capurro who designed the elastic band itself to learn his knowledge and skills in the procedure and is continuing the academic exchange even now. In addition, our antiaging specialist team has researched a method of elastic band application for Asian patients, based on their years of experience. This allows BANOBAGI to take full advantage of the elastic band and provide a more satisfying elastic band lifting.

BANOBAGI Elastic Band Lifting: More Effective
  • POINT 01 Academic exchange with Dr. Capurro, creator of the elastic band
    POINT 01

    Academic exchange with Dr. Capurro, creator of the elastic band

  • POINT 02 Antiaging specialist team’s advanced sensibilities and skills
    POINT 02

    Antiaging specialist team’s advanced sensibilities and skills

  • POINT 03 Years of knowledge and experience in antiaging surgery that allows the surgeon to take the facial muscles into consideration: BANOBAGI aims for a fully individualized antiaging that puts you first.
    POINT 03

    Years of knowledge and experience in antiaging surgery that allows the surgeon to take the facial muscles into consideration: BANOBAGI aims for a fully individualized antiaging that puts you first.

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BANOBAGI’s knowledge and experience bring elastic band into a facial lift

A facial lift is a procedure that involves an overall peeling of loose, wrinkly skin and removal of the excess skin. It is a relatively direct approach and, therefore, is effective and highly satisfying. However, the wide peeling area means that there will be tissue damage and a recovery period: this may be intimidating to patients.

BANOBAGI, based on its years of knowledge and experience, and with the assistance of an appropriate surgical material, the elastic band, has researched an incision-based elastic band lifting that is less intimidating.

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Incision-Based Elastic Band Lifting

Correction of overall facial sagging and wrinkling

BANOBAGI’s Knowledge and Experience
  • Facial lift that tightens sagging and wrinkling skin
    Facial lift
    that tightens sagging and wrinkling skin
  • Elastic band that conveniently strengthens the myofascial layer with minimal incision
    Elastic band
    that conveniently strengthens the myofascial layer with minimal incision

Relatively convenient yet effective

Our incision-based elastic band lifting requires a smaller incision than existing facial lifts.

A minimal incision, for the elastic band to be introduced, is made; the band strengthens the collapsed myofascial layer; the loose skin is tightened as in regular facial lift; and the excess skin is removed.
This method reduces the area of incision and peeling, and because the remaining skin tissues are unharmed, there are almost no side effects, and it allows for a relatively faster recovery. At the same time, the strengthened myofascial layer gives a result that is as effective and long-lasting as a normal facial lift; and the flexibility of the elastic band gives a natural-looking muscle movement as well.

Elastic Band Lifting (Incision) - Peeled area of an existing facial lift, Peeled area of incision-based elastic band lifting
Advantages of Elastic Band Lifting(Incision-Based)
  • + Reduced incision than existing face lift: faster recovery

  • + Overall face effectiveness and longevity of an existing facial lift

  • + Natural movement and flexibility of a ligament

  • + Satisfying correction of sagging and wrinkling through vast surgical knowledge and experience

Surgery Information

  • Operation Time

    About 1 hr. ~ 1 hr. 30 min.

  • Anesthesia

    Sedation

  • Stitch Removal

    About 7 days after

  • Hospitalization

    Discharged on the day

  • Follow-up

    About 1 time

  • Recovery

    Resume daily routine in 3~5 days

Post-op Pain Level
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As the anesthetics wear off, pain may be experienced but will diminish over time.
Pain level during stitch removal or sterilization is that of a mild pinch.
Patients may experience mild tightness and numbness for a few days.
Patients may experience pain when smiling or opening the mouth widely for roughly two weeks after the procedure.

* Consensus based on the actual patients’ response to questionnaire.

* Not a strict standard, and patients’ experiences may differ.

BANOBAGI’s knowledge and experience combine thread lifting and elastic band

Non-incision elastic band lifting is a procedure that corrects sagging skin as an existing thread lift but uses an elastic band. However, despite the same process, the difference in materials creates big changes in the effects and the goals of the surgeries.

Normally, a thread lift simply tightens the tissues under the skin using a thread. This offers a more temporary and superficial solution compared to improving the collapsed myofascial layer itself that is the root of all sagging skin. On the other hand, non-incision elastic band lifting affects the stretched myofascial layer itself, offering a more natural-looking improvement.

This means that the effects are longer-lasting than that of the existing thread lift, and that it can aim for a fundamental correction to sagging skin.

Non-Incision Elastic Band Lifting - Incision site
Application of Non-Incision Elastic Band Lifting
Non-Incision Elastic Band Lifting
  • Thread Lift that tightens the tissues under the skin
    Thread Lift
    that tightens the tissues under the skin
  • Elastic Band that corrects the collapsed myofascial layer that causes sagging skin
    Elastic Band
    that corrects the collapsed myofascial layer that causes sagging skin

A natural-looking and effective lift: it even lasts longer

The greatest advantage of non-incision elastic band lifting is that it is an easier procedure than existing thread lifts, despite its greater effectiveness. Because it affects even the myofascial layer, it can provide a more fundamental improvement compared to the existing thread lift that simply tightens the under-skin tissues. In addition, the elastic band is bio-friendly and flexible: this removes post-surgery discomfort and gives you natural facial expressions. Moreover, the minimal incision reduces the pain and the recovery period. The procedure involves almost no tissue damage because it restores skin elasticity by tightening only the necessary areas.

These advantages allow non-incision elastic band lifting to be applied in various facial areas or combined with other procedures, resulting in a more effective antiaging.

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Advantages of Elastic Band Lifting(Non-Incision)
  • + Relatively simple process and quick recovery as thread lift

  • + Longer-lasting effects than a regular thread lift

  • + Natural movement and flexibility of a ligament

  • + Satisfying correction of sagging and wrinkling through vast surgical knowledge and experience

Surgery Information

  • Operation Time

    Abour 1 hr.

  • Anesthesia

    Sedation

  • Stitch Removal

    About 7 days after

  • Hospitalization

    Discharged on the day

  • Follow-up

    About 1 time

  • Recovery

    Resume daily routine in 3~5 days

Post-op Pain Level
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As the anesthetics wear off, pain may be experienced but will diminish over time.
Pain level during stitch removal or sterilization is that of a mild pinch.
Patients may experience mild tightness and numbness for a few days.

* Consensus based on the actual patients’ response to questionnaire.

* Not a strict standard, and patients’ experiences may differ.

Better results may be achieved when combined with other procedures

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BEFORE & AFTER

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※ This image may look different from the real look depending on the shooting conditions, and was posted under the agreement of patient himself/herself