I recently returned from the Las Vegas Cosmetic and Aesthetic meeting where hot topics included more vertical facelift and neck lift techniques. This type of lift eliminates the need for extensive neck dissection and muscle work in the neck. The deep plane vertical facelift is something I have been performing in Houston for a few years now and I have been quite happy with the results. It is always nice to hear what other surgeons around the country are doing to validate and tweak my techniques.
Fat grafting seems to also be quite popular and is being use more in conjunction with facelift procedures. Other topics discussed at the meeting included ethnic rhinoplasty or nose job specifically for Asians, Juvederm Voluma, and treatment of the midface.
Dr. Funk is a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Houston, TX.