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Not yet. Currently, we have conducted testing on 56 lids across four cadaver labs, but the device has not been used in patients.
Yes, we have a video of the device being used in a cadaver lab. To access the video, please complete our physician survey and indicate your interest in viewing it. Survey Link
We are in the process of expanding our roster of Key Opinion Leaders and are poised to initiate a clinical study in the first quarter of 2024.
Ziplyft is currently designed for addressing excess skin, not excess fat removal. However, we are actively exploring options for addressing excess fat removal.
The device was designed based on dimensions from research on eyelid anatomy and in studies our device fits 90% of patient anatomy. There will be modifications in size and shape to include patients with significant anatomic variation.
Our recent cadaver lab tests have demonstrated that the device is effective for excess skin removal on the lower lids
Ziplyft is not designed to address patients with ptosis unless it is combined with a Mueller’s muscle procedure.
Our recommendation aligns with standard practice for patients undergoing blepharoplasty surgery – blood thinners should be discontinued per your usual protocol.
We anticipate the procedure will take less than 15 minutes.
The delicate nature of the skin around the eye can make it challenging for non-surgical procedures to deliver long-term results.
We recommend scheduling a consultation with your surgeon. During the consultation, you and your surgeon can discuss the most suitable options that align with your specific desires and results.
No, it is not recommended. You may have a mild sedative making it unsafe for you to drive.
The incision is strategically made along the natural lid crease, which minimizes visibility. Over time, the scar will continue to fade.
This surgery specifically addresses the removal of excess skin of the eyelid, without altering your lid or brow position. The outcome will be a naturally refreshed and alert appearance.
Your friends and family will observe a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.
Depending on how your recovery progresses and your adherence to post-surgery guidelines, we estimate that you could be event-ready within three weeks.