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Marjorie Bekaert Thomas
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Women's Health Channel
Reported December 12, 2012

Scalpel-Free Facelift!

Orlando, Fla.  (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It was one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in 2011 and on average the most expensive, but there is a new way to look younger without going under the knife. 

Pictures taken during her show horse competitions made Patti Murphy self-conscious.

“And I felt like my problem area was really just down here,” LazerLift patient, Patti-Murphy, told Ivanhoe. 

Tightening creams did not cut it, but she did not want to get cut. 

“I don’t want this tied behind my ears or anything,” Patti explained.

So Patti opted for this new procedure.

“We don’t even put any stitches in at the end,” Orlando Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Roger Bassin, told Ivanhoe.

It’s called LazerLift.  Dr. Roger Bassin says the scalpel-free treatment gives patients, “a facelift result without actually having to do an actual cut and lift.”

After a few tiny punctures, the laser melts fat between the skin and muscle and heats deep tissue in the skin.

“And thus, that gives you the new collagen and the tightening effect that we’re looking for,” Dr. Roger Bassin explained.

It takes up to six months for the final result. 

“And I could just slowly see week to week, I just felt it like smoothing out and getting tighter. It wasn’t like instant,” LazerLift patient, Joy Celibrati, told Ivanhoe.

The doctor says it is best for patients who need more than a little, but not a major lift.

“We gotta make sure the patients are the correct candidates for this,” Dr. Bassin said.

Joy’s happy with her results.

“I feel more confident,” Celibrati explained.

Patti’s hoping for the same.

Dr. Bassin says LazerLift can vary from three to six thousand dollars.  He tells his patients to expect the results to last at least five years.  The procedure can be repeated if needed.  Recovery time for LazerLift is three to four days, compared to a traditional facelift which can take weeks.

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