Category — Face Lift
Are Stem Cell Facelifts Just Marketing Hype? Dr. Paul M. Parker Comments on the Controversy
A traditional facelift is a surgical procedure that focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face and the neck. It includes making incisions and removing excess loose skin. Better facelifts include tightening and suspending the submusculoaponeurotic (known as a “SMAS” facelift) tissues. Some higher quality facelifts also include injections of fat, in recent years, to replace any lost facial volume which occurs as a result of the aging process.
August 13, 2013 No Comments
Facelifts Can Make Men Feel Younger and More Attractive
As men age, they experience a sagging and drooping of the soft tissues of their face and neck. This normal aging can be improved by a rhytidectomy (commonly referred to as a facelift) procedure to regain their younger appearance. During this procedure, Dr Parker will elevate the descended fatty tissues beneath the cheek skin into a more youthful position. Excess skin is removed using limited incisions hidden in front of and behind the ears. The jowls are reduced, jaw line redefined and the neck re-contoured as well. All patients are operated upon in the Parker Center’s onsite, state of the art, fully certified ambulatory surgical center. One of Dr Parker’s board certified anesthesiologists is in attendance throughout the procedure. They will administer intravenous sedation or general anesthesia after discussing these options with the patient and Dr Parker. The procedure time varies from patient to patient and is often in the range of three to four hours.
July 24, 2013 No Comments
Plastic Surgery Patient Stacey is Thrilled with Her Natural Results
Stacey, a 59-year-old woman who primarily works outdoors, wanted to rejuvenate her appearance. After extensive research and careful consideration, she opted to have a facelift and neck lift combined with a breast augmentation and a lip implant.
“I decided to have everything done at once to minimize my downtime. I knew that I wanted to have these things done, and why should I spread it out and have to go through multiple recoveries? I work for myself and have a really physical job so I can’t afford to be out of commission for any length of time,” Stacey explained.
June 4, 2013 No Comments
New Jersey Facelift and Eye Lift Patient Helen Looks Better Than She Did 20 Years Ago
Helen is a 52-year-old realtor who in December of 2012 had a facelift along with an eye lift at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery. Helen had recently started to feel a little depressed and less confident about her looks and wanted to do something about it.
“About 18 months ago, I found Dr. Parker when I was looking to have some liposuction done. My husband and I found him on the Internet. After reading other patients’ testimonials, we felt very good about making an appointment to see him. From the moment I walked into the Parker Center, I knew that this was a surgeon who knew precisely what would work for me,” said Helen.
May 28, 2013 No Comments
Parker Center Releases New Information for Patient Education
The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery has released several new pages on their website in order to improve patient education, increase patient awareness of new techniques, and provide greater detail of procedures used in facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Paul M. Parker, Medical Director of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, has always taken the time to write the content of every page on the Parker Center’s website. Most recently he has updated the facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), neck lift and facial filler pages.
April 2, 2013 No Comments
Facelifts Let You Look and Feel Years Younger
It seems that most people who get facelifts do so because they want to feel and look younger. And while
there is no doubt a facelift can smooth out wrinkles, tighten jaw lines, and reduce sagging eyelids, it’s
typically difficult to judge exactly how much younger one will look.
That is until now.
Essentially, a facelift and other procedures that accompany the surgery are performed by tightening
the skin and removing or rearranging excess tissue. In an effort to determine how many years one can
expect to shed with the procedure, a team of researchers asked medical students to estimate the ages of
patients in before and after photos. According to a study published in February, the findings revealed that
having a facelift treatment can reduce a person’s outward appearance by six to eight years.
March 12, 2013 No Comments
Not Your Mother’s Facelift – Surgical Techniques are Now Longer Lasting, More Natural Looking
A study published in the December 2012 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery analyzed 50 patients who underwent facelift surgery and how they look today, 5 ½ years later. While the facelift patients show some signs of normal aging, the results show that they look younger today than before they had their facelift.
February 5, 2013 No Comments
Surgiplex at Parker Center Redefines Care for Facelift Patient Susan
Susan is a 50 year old woman who works as a manager of a med-spa clinic in northern New Jersey. Being in the beauty business, she works with a lot of women, sees a lot of plastic surgery and hears a lot of personal stories. Susan always advises her clients to find a doctor you like and stick with him.
As a long time patient of Dr. Parker, Susan has recommended him over the years to many women. Most recently, Susan had a neck and face lift at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery. This surgery involved spending the night at the Parker Center with a registered nurse.
October 16, 2012 No Comments
Facelift takes off 7 Years from Appearance
This study states that a face lift has the ability to make a person look up to seven years younger. The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery has always strived to understand how cosmetic surgery affects the lives of its patients.
This new study adds to our understanding and knowledge of the positive effects of plastic surgery.
July 17, 2012 No Comments
2011 Shows Another Increase in Plastic Surgery Procedures
Recently, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, released their 2011 Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics Report. In this report, which was discussed on NBC’s “Today Show,” the stats show that that across the board procedure rates are up 5% from 2010 for men and women. The rise in procedures may be a marker of consumer confidence, but recent advancements to popular surgeries, more non-invasive options on the market, and a greater cultural acceptance are all reasons that contribute to the fact that more people are going in for cosmetic surgery.
June 19, 2012 No Comments