Interestingly enough, these claims are usually made by non-surgeons.  I can understand their motivation: they can’t do surgery, and so they make ridiculous comments.   But the doctor quoted in this story shows beautiful facelift results on his site:  In fact, his results are about as good as I’ve ever seen.  If those results can be achieved with a laser, let me know.  If not, then we shouldn’t be saying “results of a facelift without invasive cosmetic surgery.”

In his defense – and I don’t know him – let me say that I’ve been misquoted myself in press releases sent out by manufacturers.

So assuming this was the manufacturer, and not the surgeon – where is the data to support such a statement?  I couldn’t find a single scientific article in the medical literature, nor could I find any photo on the internet that even remotely approached the kind of results seen with a facelift.  If I missed it – apologize.  Please send me the links and I will print a retraction.

“New Skin Technology Offers Patients Results of Facelift Without Invasive Cosmetic Surgery.” Where have I heard that before? Only about everywhere! This is the singly most-repeated line of BS in all of plastic surgery. Ever since I became a plastic surgeon, every year or two some person or company makes this claim. And 100% of the time their claims to date have been summarily disproven.

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