Face Lift Trends Dallas

Recently, the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission have been cracking down on a number of beauty products that claim to be virtually a facelift in a bottle. These face lift trends claims’ are, frankly, false, so they’re being disallowed. Unfortunately, the FDA and the FTC don’t have a similar power over surgeons, who by right of their medical license have allowance to use their professional judgment in recommending products and procedures that have not been evaluated, much less approved by any regulatory body. Surgeons can make many claims that are not objectively verifiable, but may seem so. Sometimes, these surgeons are intentionally overpromoting their services, and other times they themselves may be victims of doctor-oriented marketing by medical product manufacturers.

Dallas Facelift surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai has the experience to see through overblown claims about new technologies and techniques. And in his 30 years serving the Dallas-Fort Worth community as a board-certified plastic surgeon he has developed a reputation too important to be risked by making questionable claims of dubious value. This page talks about some of the face lift trends that have come and gone (or are going), but if you want to talk to Dr. Rai in person for straight talk about facelifts, please call or email the Cosmetic Surgical Center today.

Skin-only Facelifts

The original facelift techniques used in the 1920s were skin-only facelifts, but they fell out of vogue as soon as a better technique was developed. However, they recently saw a resurgence when they were rebranded as weekend lifts or no-recovery facelifts. Because there is no work done on the internal tissues of the face, bruising, swelling, and facelift recovery time are minimized. However, so is the longevity of the results. With only the skin to support them, the tissues of the face generally resume their previous position quickly, often in less than a year.

Thread Lifts

Surgeons looking for a quicker way to elevate and secure sagging facial tissue developed the thread lift, which uses a barbed thread (or sometimes a ribbon) to snag and support the tissue of the face. This can elevate sagging tissues, but the results are often poor, since they depend on only a single line of elevation where true face lifts restore your tissues with a more natural, multi-component support structure. The results can also be short-lived, as the weight of tissues causes them to slowly slide down and off the barbed thread. Many people have reported painful experiences with thread lifts, and sometimes the body even pushes the thread to the surface where it is visible.

Non-Surgical Face Lift Trends

The only true facelift is a surgical facelift. Anything billed as a non-surgical facelift will not give you the same elevation of tissues. Sometimes, these non-surgical facelifts are “liquid facelifts” using only injectables such as facial fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic. Although injectables are great at treating specific cosmetic problems, they are not a substitute for a true facelift. Other times, these nonsurgical facelifts use lasers, infrared, or radiofrequency energy to cause significant damage to the surface or subsurface of the skin, which can stimulate a healing response that will tighten the skin somewhat. Many people report these treatments cause significant pain, and the results are minimal and short-lived.

Proven Techniques, Proven Results

Facelift surgeon in Dallas, Dr. Vasdev Rai is a board-certified plastic surgeon who, during his 30 years of experience, has seen many facelift fads come and go. He has evaluated many promising techniques and incorporated the best into his practice. Others he has found to be lacking and either never tried or rejected due to poor results. There can be no iron-clad guarantees in medicine, except for this: Dr. Vasdev Rai will not recommend or perform a procedure that his training, experience, and intuition tell him will not give adequate results.

For straight talk about face lifts, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Vasdev Rai at the Cosmetic Surgical Center in Dallas, Texas.