Lifestlye Lift has controversial results, surgeons say
December 7, 2010
The so-called Lifestyle Lift is meant to reduce the signs of aging and is growing in popularity among older adults, CBS affiliate WWL-TV reports. However, the controversial new facelift procedure is causing a concern among a number of plastic surgeons.
The procedure is similar to a facelift in that it raised the jawline, jowl and midface. However, it differs in that it is done under local anesthesia and does not target the eye or brow area. Although the ads paint it as a viable alternative to more traditional procedures, a number of surgeons are wary of the claims.
Some surgeons are quick to warn that patients should be especially skeptical when they hear claims about a new procedure, the reason being that such treatments sometimes hide the truth.
In an effort to combat the risk of undergoing plastic surgery that is less-than-reputable, doctors suggest being very vigilant when it comes to checking the credentials of physicians.
Those who are considering plastic surgery should be certain that their physician is a board-certfied member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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