This 59 y/o woman did not like the loose skin on her cheeks, jowls, neck and the thinning of her lips. A laser was used... to divide the tissue during her surgical procedure which helped minimize post surgical bruising, pain and swelling following her Laser Vertical Facelift - the laser is important. The laser was used NOT to burn the skin surface (laser skin resurfacing) but instead of using a knife or scissors to divide the tissue during the surgical procedure, the laser beam did the cutting. She received a laser vertical face and neck lift, endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty and had her lips augmented - not so much to make them bigger but just to minimize the wrinkling of the lips that occurs with age. Six months after surgery, she does not look "pulled" but naturally younger.