Lift Off

By on February 1, 2016 under Uncategorized

Lift Off

“Smartlifting” is the latest attempt to put a prettier face on the face-lift. Trademarked by Cleveland-based plastic surgeon Richard D. Gentile, MD the procedure repurposes the Nd:YAG, a long, narrow laser designed to melt fat in laser-assisted lipo. After incisions, Gentile inserts the device under the skin to help separate it from underlying tissues and seal off blood vessels. The result, he says, is a 50 percent faster operation with increased sculpting and an added laser tightening effect. But New York City plastic surgeon, Steven Wallach , MD who read the study Gentile prepared for Cynosure, Nd:YAG’s manufacturer (independent trials have not yet begun), is skeptical. “If the device does what it would in lipo – melt fat- it’s counterintuitive,” Wallach says. “facial surgery today is about restoring youthful fullness.”

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Dr. Wallach is a board certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing aesthetic procedures of the face and body. Dr. Wallach is a past-president and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS). He has been featured in New York Magazine’s “Best Beauty Docs” issue as one of the field’s sharpest talents.