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Tuesday, April 2. 2019

Category : Facelift / Tuliplift

Tuesday, April 2. 2019

Did you know that the mini Facelift called "Tuliplift" can be performed under local anesthesia?

Many patients and physicians are quite surprised to hear that a cutting / surgical facelift can be performed completely under local anesthesia. I have been practicing Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery since 1999. During this time I have performed hundreds of face, neck, eyelid, and body surgeries under local anesthesia. Mild sedation with oral valium and an injection of a pain killer (such as Demerol ) is all that is ever needed.

I have developed a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin AND tightening of the muscle (fascia and SMAS plication) that can be performed under local anesthesia. Some patients decide against having a facelift because of the risks associated with general anesthesia. Our trademarked Tuliplift procedure is performed without general anesthesia.

Here are the steps involved:

The skin is prepped in a sterile fashion in our operating room.

A dilute solutioon of numbing called "Klein Solution" is injected into the neck and face are

Excess fat is gently suctioned by hand (not a machine)

excess skin is marked off and removed from in front of the ears and behind the ears

SMAS / facial Muscle is tightened using permanent and dissolvable sutures

Skin is gently re-draped and sutured with dissolvable and semi-permanent sutures

PRP- Ecclipse Platelets and Stem cells are injected

sutures are removed 7-10 days later

2 weeks later the scars are reduced using Mixto fraction resurfacing

cost $15000-$25000



Tuesday, March 12. 2019


Tuesday, March 12. 2019

Are your lips too big? Do you want to remove those unwanted fillers? Yes-It can be done.

Occasionally Doctors go over board and put too much filler or the wrong type of fillers into the lips or face.

Most fillers can be safely removed.

Hyaluronic acid fillers can be removed with small injetions of Kenelog.

If kenelog doesn't work "Hyaluronidase" can be judiciously injected to remove most or all of the filler.

To avoid scarring and infections look for a board certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeron

Cost $500-$750