As people age, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, pollution, smoking and stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jaw line grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck.
A MiniLift™ (Rhytidectomy) can’t stop this aging process. What it can do is “set back the clock,” thus improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of the face and neck. A MiniLift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, laser resurfacing, etc.
The technique has evolved from simple tightening of the skin to tightening and re-positioning deeper structures like muscle and connective tissues whereby the skin “comes along the ride.” This “deep plane” or “composite” MiniLift™ is considered by many to be the best procedure to create a more natural look (not “windblown”) and it lasts longer. Again, our goal is to achieve a natural “you look great” appearance rather than “I see you had a MiniLift™.”
Aging obviously does not stop in surgery but you’ll look younger by “turning back the clock” from then on. The length of time of these improvements last will depend on genetics, habits, and skin protection.
Dr. Jerry Darm is pleased to announce that his aesthetic and surgery center is accredited with the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ). Becoming accredited is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates dedication to improving patient care. This certificate informs patients about achievement and commitment to quality patient care.
Dr. Darm is the medical director of Aesthetic Medicine in the Portland area. Aesthetic Medicine is BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. He has trademarked procedures such as the LipoLift – minimally invasive laser body sculpting solution that safely “melts” fat away with less pain, less downtime and consistent aesthetic results,LaserLift – is our most popular treatment for fine lines, deep wrinkles, pore size, dark circles and overall skin texture, MiniLift – a revolutionary procedure designed to take years off your appearance, and LipoFill – done by aspirating fat from the abdomen or another donor site and then re-injecting it into lips, facial frown lines or cheeks.