Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon Uses less Invasive Instruments to Perform Facelifts

Dr. Jay Calvert, MD, FACS, makes use of the endoscope to create small incisions on the face and lift the small tissues underneath the skin so that they can be moved around to create a more natural and youthful-looking facelift. He uses this instrument in conjunction with the sub-periosteal technique.

Online PR News – 12-January-2010 – – Dr. Jay Calvert, a Los Angeles-based cosmetic surgeon, is one of the major proponent s of using less invasive instruments to perform facelifts. He has incorporated the use of the endoscope into his practice since the beginning of his career and he views this tool as a valuable instrument in performing surgery because it minimizes the amount of incisions that need to be made in order to reconstruct or remodel the face.

Current facelift approach uses open surgery, a traditional type of operations where a long incision is made for the surgeon to insert the instruments and perform his work. This method often results to big scars and may even cause infections or complications because a large part of the person’s face is exposed thus potentially leading to internal bleeding, hematoma and sever blood loss. Dr. Calvert tries to avoid these risks by using an endoscope in his surgeries.

“In my experience, there are fewer complications and faster recovery times with endoscopic surgery,” said Dr. Calvert when asked why he typically uses less invasive cosmetic surgery over open surgery. Facelifts, mid-facelifts, brow lifts and neck lifts are just some of the operations that have been made less invasive by the use of this tool. "Incisions can be minimized, visualization improved, and results maximized through the use of the endoscope,” added Dr. Calvert.

A facelift is a facial rejuvenation procedure that is becoming more and more common these days. Dr. Calvert shared that the patients who consult his opinion on cosmetic surgery are as young as 25, but the demographics of those who actually undergo the treatment are mostly people on their late 30’s and 40’s. Once the patients are on the 60’s or 70’s age range, they may require a more aggressive approach to obtain the younger look that they desire, nonetheless endoscopes will still be very useful In reducing the scars that will result form the operation. Dr. Calvert stresses out that it is important to follow good pre-operative workups for other medical conditions before going through surgery

Practicing in Beverly Hill and Orange County, Dr. Jay Calvert is a cosmetic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He specializes in aesthetic surgery. And has done extensive research and innovations in rhinoplasty. Dr. Calvert also perform face lifts and breast augmentation and has two offices in the state of California. He sees new patients in his Beverly Hills and Newport Beach clinics every week.