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Facelift Specialist in Birmingham AL

Facelift & Mini Facelift by Dr. Paul Howard

The No General Anesthesia Facelift

"Dr. Facelift"

Spring Special! Free facial fat grafting with facelift! Must sign up for surgery by May 31, 2019 and schedule the surgery between now and August 29, 2019.

Breakthroughs in facelift and mini facelift have been driven by the requests of our patients. Today, these conversations about aging and facial rejuvenation go something like this: First and foremost patients prefer no general anesthesia with its costs and complications including difficulty waking up, post-operative nausea and vomiting, blood pressure swings and not being able to take all of their normal medications the morning of surgery. They also want less invasive procedures with less down-time and less conspicuous scars.

The facelift (sometimes spelled as two words "face lift") we do is exactly what I would do if the patient was under general anesthesia giving the patient a modern SMAS lifting surgery combined with a short scar facelift at a much better price. Not depending on general anesthesia gives us many advantages in taking care of patients, especially in the postoperative period. Advanced local anesthesia with oral sedation is out of the comfort zone for most surgeons who have fallen into Gillies’ and Millard’s “rut of routine.” Every face and thus every facelift has its own set of nuances making each facelift slightly different.

Trying to achieve actual facelift results, there has been a glut of non-surgical options that non-surgeons tend to sell as a facelift equivalent and truly deliver minor and temporary results if you are not in need of a facelift yet. None of these modalities make it where you will not need a facelift and in some cases they accelerate the need for an actual surgical procedure. Almost all of the “new” non-surgical modalities have found their way into the trash bin of plastic surgery history. I have been refining my advanced local anesthetic techniques and our multi-tension, multi-vector SMAS lift with variable platysma tightening facelift procedure for 15 years.

Meticulous attention to the details of reconstructing stretched-out earlobes and detail to the scar inside the tragus in front of the ear keep us from leaving abnormalities which are the tell-tale signs of having had a facelift. Further enhancements including micro-drains for the limited dead-space due to progressive tension suturing allowing the liberal use of autologous fat grafting for volume restoration in the cheek, tear trough, lip and perioral regions.

We call our incision pattern the “shortest possible scar” facelift as the incisions can be different on every patient and their particular anatomy and laxity

We encourage patient feedback regarding improvements to our techniques, so the nuances are constantly changing and improving with the patient’s wishes and comfort in mind. The final arbiter on any change is patient safety and absolute comfort in the operating room. Most people believe that our patient experience is second to none. We form partnerships with our patient population so that there is an easy and facile flow of information both doctor–to-patient and patient-to–doctor. Our concept of patient care will be obvious from the first minute of the hour-long initial consultation. Empowerment through knowledge and easy communication make our experience second to none. Make a consultation appointment and check out the difference for yourself. A fully informed patient is our greatest advantage and the basis of our superior results.

We believe the facelift to be the key to most facial rejuvenation procedures and as such it must be safe, effective, natural appearing, and affordable.

Dr. Howard is a real board certified plastic surgeon and the actual surgeon performing ALL facial procedures. Dr. Howard does not have associates, non-board certified physicians, or students (residents or fellows) performing any of his surgeries/procedures.

Dr. Howard offers his exclusive "One Facelift A Day Promise"

Dr. Howard's facelift patients are the only surgery case for that day. You are his sole concern and focus, he is not rushed to perform his surgery since you are the only patient and it is not performed under general anesthesia. Even your Consultation with Dr. Howard is exclusive. His office staff schedules one hour for consulations, meaning your are his only patient allowing ample time to thoroughly discuss your facelift plan without interruption.

Be sure to read our FACELIFT RECOVERY PAGE.

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Birmingham, AL 35216

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