I seem to hear a lot from patients asking about some of the new treatments for facial rejuvenation and facelifts. Such things as the contour thread lift, or feather lift, or liquid facelift. Thermage is another thing that is popular and people ask about.
I would wrap all of these into a category of non-surgical face lifts or minimally invasive treatments for facial aging. And minimally invasive surgery has been an interest of mine for the last 15 years.
However, what I've learned over the years is that to truly make a difference and make someone look truly younger, it usually involves good, old fashioned, surgery. I wonder what is the motivation behind all the mini lifts or non-surgical procedures.
I sometimes think that its the fact that, as people we're having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that we need a facelift. So we use mini or feather or light touch or laser, and I believe as we get to that point in our life suddenly we realize we do want that or we do need that. And all of us get there eventually whether we admit it or not.
It's a point in your life when you realize, "You know, I'm aging and I want to do something about it," And so I think what we want to achieve is a youthful look that's natural. And it's not so important, how long the scar is, what's important is that we look good.
And I think that it is something we are seeing. That people are beginning to realize, what they really want is a natural face lift. They don't want a wind tunnel look. And now that we have had more experience with some of the so called lunch time face lifts, we are realizing that they don't truly provide much results.
Unfortunately, there are many practitioners, out in the market place, that perhaps are not trained as Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, and the only option they have are non-surgical or mini face lift procedures.
These procedures might work, for a minority of the population, many patients will spend money and get poor results. And this is because it's hard for the patient to know what will work for them.
As a professional and as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, I've used all the full repertoire of procedures and I've learned what works for different types of faces and so I can sit down with a patient and explain why we have chosen one particular procedure over another.
So I think it's important, when your seeking facial rejuvenation surgery, to see a specialist that can provide all the different facelift operations and custom design a facelift procedure just for you.
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