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 it's 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, light touch or laser. I believe we get to a point in our life when we suddenly realize we do want that or we do need that. 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!" We want to achieve a youthful look... but, one that's natural. It is something we are seeing more and more of. People are beginning to realize that what they really want is a natural face lift. They don't want that "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 who may not be trained as Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, and therefore the only option they have are non-surgical or mini face lift procedures. These procedures might work for a minority of the population, but many patients will spend their money and be disappointed with the poor results they achieve.
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. It is so 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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