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Category Archives: Face Lift


How long does a facelift last?

When people are considering a facelift, they ask, “how long does it last?”  This question baffles me. Not because it doesn’t make sense to me that people want to know an answer.  And not because I am unaware of the evolution that occurs … Continue reading


I’m OK Being “Plan B”

Earlier this week, I spent a half hour with one of those interesting, confident, has-her-act-together patients who help make my job fun.  She was seeing me for concerns she had with her abdomen and thighs, which were somewhat fuller than … Continue reading


On the perception of aging…

A patient I recently saw in consultation for a Mini-facelift asked an interesting question: “Do facelift patients have a hard time adjusting to their new, younger appearance?”  Without hesitation, my answer was “No”. As I thought about it, I realized why, … Continue reading


Can cosmetic surgery be too acceptable??

So I saw an attractive 25-year-old woman yesterday who consulted me because she was convinced she wanted a facelift.  A Mini-facelift, yes, but still a facelift.  On exam, this woman had a lovely facial shape and a well-defined neck.  No massive weight loss, … Continue reading


Not Everything Great is New, and Not Everything New is Great

As I peruse the day-to-day goings on in the plastic surgery media world, I am constantly reminded that what makes for a “news” story is often hugely removed from my day-to-day practice.  I don’t see a lot of perfection-obsessed reality … Continue reading