Gone with the Windswept – Facelifts of the Future
Did you know that cosmetic surgery has been around for so long that it actually has no traceable beginning? As far back as in ancient Greece, there were depictions of cosmetic procedures fixing disfigurements, and speculation that they were to also enhance beauty. Lucky we aren’t in 1200 BC anymore, and advances in facelifts and technology are fast and furious. Technology alone hasn’t changed the facelift. Our understanding of how the face ages has improved, and this is completely transforming how facelifts are done. Gone is the “windswept” facelift look. It has been replaced by the new natural facelift which provides an appearance that keeps people guessing. Hmmm, has she had work done? The new cosmetic surgery approach involves lifting and filling areas where fat compartments in the face have degenerated with age, as opposed to previous face lift techniques which focused on just pulling the skin tight. The new techniques eliminate the undesirable “pulled tight” look that has received much negative press. Now, a fuller, more youthful look is definitely possible!
The new “Lift-and-Fill” cosmetic surgery procedure really should be called facial rejuvenation rather than a face lift, because it restores the face to a youthful, un-operated look.
Hot New Non-Surgical Advances
In the last couple of weeks, the internet has been abuzz over Real Housewives of New York Jill Zarin who is sporting a new refreshed look. Did she or didn’t she? What did she do? Jill admitted that her strikingly fresh and more youthful appearance was a result of a new non-surgical facelift.
Dubbed the “liquid facelift”, it involves a combination of fillers and Botox. Rather than using a filler to tackle individual smile lines, Jill’s cosmetic surgeon injected Restylane along her jawline and up the sides of her face to “lift” her cheeks and mid-face up, in addition to Botox between her brows, and in her forehead and neck to rid her of wrinkles and tighten her skin. Young, refreshed, and rejuvenated, all without surgery!
The newest advance in non-surgical facelifts is the “Stem Cell Facelift”. Courtney Love and Suzanne Somers were both recently rumored to have undergone this leading edge non-surgical procedure. Stem cells are well known to have amazing regenerative powers.
Dr. Shapiro is one of the first in Arizona to incorporate this with his facelift procedure for truly unbelievable results. It is able to restore the youthful contour and shape of the face as well as skin tightness, repair acne scarring, help with fine wrinkles and reduce pore size. This new approach consists of extracting “Adult Stem Cells” and fat and transplanting them into the face. These stem cells will begin to transform the skin and tissue of the face by becoming new, youthful skin and tissue cells, revitalizing the face in a manner that has been medically impossible to achieve until now.
Whether you are looking for a surgical or non-surgical option for your facelift, make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Shapiro to discuss your options today!