Best Face Forward

“I have patients who come in and say, ‘I’m tired of using fillers, because it’s really expensive [over the years] and I don’t look like myself,'” says Melissa Doft, MD, a 41-year-old plastic surgeon based in New York City. “They let the fillers dissolve and want a facelift instead.” She also uses the opportunity while the patient is under anesthesia for a facelift to layer on additional, agreed-upon treatments, for a more natural looking result. “For example, I’ll add in fat grafting at the same time to plump the cheeks or use lasers to smooth out skin tone and texture,” she explains. “If you think of incorporating all these technologies and techniques together like a symphony, the surgeon is like the conductor.”

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