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Should You Get a Facelift? Take Our Quiz!

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Facial rejuvenation without surgery is more popular—and more effective—than ever, with specialized fillers, BOTOX®, and a varied menu of laser skin treatments all capable of shaving years off your appearance. At some point, however, aging progresses enough that you will need a facelift to get the results you desire. Knowing when that time comes can…

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Is There a Difference Between a Facelift and Neck Lift?

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Ask 10 plastic surgeons about the difference between a neck lift and a facelift, and you may get 10 different answers. That's because the definition of those procedures can vary from surgeon to surgeon, depending on their training and whether they're plastic surgeons who focus exclusively on the face. At our Des Moines practice, we…

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Woman in Des Moines, Iowa considering an S-Lift for facial rejuvenation

The S-Lift Facelift: Your Questions Answered

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By now, you’ve seen a lot of fuss over the S-Lift on our social media stories. Both our medical assistant, Sally, and our PA-C, Pam, recently had S-Lifts to improve the appearance of their lower faces and necks. We LOVE the S-Lift facelift and what it can do for our Des Moines patients. We can’t wait to…

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How Will I Know I’m Ready for a Facelift?

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With nonsurgical treatments such as injectables becoming so effective for anti-aging, West Des Moines men and women may have a hard time knowing if or when a surgical facelift, or a cheek and neck lift as it’s called at our practice, may be more effective. Choosing a facelift is a big decision, but there are…

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Why Facelift Surgery Isn’t All About Skin

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Even though nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments have gained popularity in recent years, facelift surgery remains one of the most popular procedures year after year. At our practice in West Des Moines, the facelift rates high on the list of most-requested cosmetic enhancements. But the facelift techniques used by facial plastic surgeons today have advanced well beyond…

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What to Look for When Choosing a Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Choosing a skilled and qualified plastic surgeon is important, but it can be even more important when you are having the procedure performed on your face. Your face is your identity to the world. And unlike the rest of your body, your face is rarely covered, so it is extra important to pick your surgeon…

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Why Choosing a Facial Plastic Surgeon Matters

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During consultations, our patients sometimes ask, “Is there is really a difference between a plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic surgery on the body and face, and a facial plastic surgeon?” It's a reasonable question. In Des Moines, women and men considering facial plastic surgery can choose from several qualified surgeons. But facial plastic surgeons complete…

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