Do you know of someone in Texas that can do a procedure called "Acculift"?
Acculift Doctor in Texas?
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Beware of Gimmicks - Stick to Recommendations from Board Certified Plastic Surgeons
The Acculift is not a substitute for face lifting procedures or fillers . It is NOT a breakthrough procedure, rather using existing technology a small amount of local anesthesia to numb the treatment areas followed by 1 to 2 mm openings. Through these openings, a laser removes fat (laser lipolysis - several companies offer machines that do this) and there is some limited tightening of the skin due in part to heat generated. Unfortunately as we age we loose fat which is why Fillers are so popular. Why would you want to remove fat unless it was required??
Does it replace the need (or reduce it) for cosmetic fillers? - no it reduces volume does not replace it. I would think at best this technology would be used as an adjunct to existing techniques and that there is probably independent risk in using this technique.
Probably most important is the skill and experience of the surgeon. Always check out his/her before and after photos and ask to see long term results and most of all that he is trained and a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience over many years.
Remember it is the skill and experience of the surgeon that counts not the name !! Great surgeons get great results, period. The best way to find one is to start with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience over many years. Ask to see before and after photos, especially long term ones. and ask the number of times you will be seen afterwards by the surgeon rather than a medical assistant. A good place to start is "find a doctor" on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons web sites.
Web reference: http://www.surgery.org/consumers/find-a-plastic-surgeon
Brand name procedures are gimicks, worthless procedures.
In Texas there are few of the best Board Certified PS who will evaluate you and give you an honest advise of what is needed to achieve what you desire.
Do not fall for these Charlatans with brand name procedures.
Minimally invasive, low downtime facelift in Texas
The allure of a low downtime, low cost, minimally invasive procedure done under local anesthesia is unmistakable. Unfortunately, though, virtually all of these procedures have been plagued by lack of any consistent, long-term results.
Your best bet is to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in facial cosmetic surgery. Be upfront about your goals for surgery, the amount of time you have to recover, and your budget. Together, you and your surgeon can map about an effective, personalized treatment.
Hope this helps. Best of luck.
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What you should be doing is going to the best surgeons in Dallas and or Houston and asking what you need to achieve your goals. Maybe even email them some photos and save the trip.
You are not a medical expert and looking for someone who offers a named treatment that you have heard about is totally the wrong approach and is a formula for getting you into many problems.
Web reference: http://www.randcosmeticsurgery.com
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