Friday, June 29, 2012
THE VAMPIRE FACELIFT AND WHAT IT REALLY IS
In recent months, a procedure aptly named the “Vampire Facelift” has spread like a virus (pun intended) due to a clever marketing idea by an Alabama plastic surgeon – but like most patients’ confusion, no one is really sure what it is due to the non-descript nature of its name.
The Vampire Facelift, coined by Dr. Charles Runels stemming from a reporter’s term “Vampire Filler,” is a procedure where a patient’s own blood (PRP) is combined with facial filler such as Juvederm or Radiesse.
Fillers enriched with one’s own PRP can produce aesthetically optimal results verses the filler injected alone. With PRP integrated into fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse, patients can expect to see improved facial tones, textures and overall results. As women age, the loss of volume and sagging of skin is a very common occurrence – through this unique combination, women can expect to see improved results at each injection.
Dr. Lewis Obi has been integrating PRP into many of his surgical procedures, including face lifts, breast procedures and tummy tucks, over the past few months due to its unique ability to enhance patient’s surgical results by reducing bruising, accelerating healing times and for its antibacterial benefits. Most recently, he’s integrated the use of PRP into his OPERA Lift procedure with much success. With the acquisition of the MAGELLAN™ Autologous Platelet Separator, he is currently one of the only plastic surgeons in Jacksonville to utilize PRP in surgical procedures as well as combining with facial fillers. If you are interested in learning more about PRP, please visit our recent PRP post or contact Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic at 904-399-0905 for more information.