A facelift, or “rhytidectomy”, is one of the most popular facial cosmetic surgery procedures performed across the country. There are many forms of facelifts. There is the full facelift, the mid-facelift, the lower facelift, the neck lift, and multiple combinations of the above.
Advances in facelift technique have stagnated over time. Let’s be honest, the only real advances for several years were those in marketing. People would try to come up with a kitschy name or marketing strategy that only gave a new label to an old procedure. Nobody really did much to advance the technique of facelifting.
Well, that changed when Drs. Brady Harris and Carey Nease at Image Surgical Arts recognized a number of new techniques and technologies they thought could even further enhance their facelift results. As they incorporated more and more of these ideas to their facelifts, they have seen the results get better and better. Keep reading to learn more about just a few of the advances Dr. Harris and Dr. Nease have made to the facelifts performed at Image Surgical Arts.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
The addition of PRP to Dr. Harris' and Dr. Nease's facelifts have shown a major decrease in scarring and healing time. By using the growth factors that have been concentrated from your own blood, they are able to decrease the amount of swelling, bruising, scarring, and downtime associated with your facelift. And since we use your own blood, there’s no risk of reactions or allergies.
Using your own fat harvested from elsewhere in the body (typically thighs or abdomen), Dr. Harris and Dr. Nease are able to replace the youthful volume lost because of the natural aging process. Using your own fat as a “filler” allows the patients at Image Surgical Arts to have long-lasting volume replacement at the same time as a facelift. Most traditional lab-created fillers last on average about a year. By using your own fat to replace lost volume, Dr. Harris and Dr. Nease are able to maintain your volume replenishment for upwards of five or more years.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
In addition to the above, one of the most dramatic additions to the facelifts performed at Image Surgical Arts has been the addition of aggressive laser skin resurfacing. Image's surgeons prefer using a fractionated Erbium laser. What this allows for is a resurfacing of the skin of the face. The old skin is removed and allows your body to produce glowing new skin. Not only this, collagen and elastin are reformed to further decrease fine lines and wrinkles as well as even out previous blemishes such as acne scars.
The addition of other procedures to a facelift can add to the already incredible results. Other treatments such as an upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), an upper lip lift, or even a brow lift can take your results to the next level.
Dr. Harris and Dr. Nease are constantly seeking to advance their knowledge and skill set for facial cosmetic surgery. They are both triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons including certification by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about facelifts? Schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Brady Harris or Dr. Carey Nease at Image Surgical Arts today. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call or text at (615) 499-4224.