How to Determine The Right Time for A Facelift with Annapolis Plastic Surgeon

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According to the most recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of facelifts performed in 2010 rose more than 35% from 2009. At Annapolis Aesthetic Surgery, Maryland plastic surgeon Marcia Ormsby, MD says this may be due to the fact that the traditional facelift has become less invasive and more specific, over recent years. She adds that the development of appearance specific procedures, such as the mini facelifts, necklifts, browlifts and the liquid facelift, provide patients of any age with a more subtle option.

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Maryland Plastic Surgeon on Facial Rejuvenation

The very best results are achieved when the surgeon attends to or enhances the problem areas that the patient identifies.

The latest study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery shows the number of facelifts performed in the U. S. rose 35% from 2009-2010. Dr. Marcia Ormsby, a plastic surgeon in Maryland, believes the increase in procedures performed is due to an increasingly innovative approach to the traditional facelift, as well as the ongoing pursuit of more subtle, less-invasive procedures such as the mini-facelift or liquid facelift.

Dr. Ormsby says that her facelift surgeries have evolved from pulling back and stretching the skin thirty years ago, to an overall enhancement and filling of “facial wasting” that occurs with aging. She says the cheek prominence in young faces is lost over time and that prominence requires restoration with either one’s own fat or the elevation of the ‘fallen’ tissues, back up to the cheek bone. While Dr. Ormsby says patients will be surprised by the level of rejuvenation achievable with BOTOX injections or dermal fillers, the latest innovations in the facelift procedure provides alternatively effective and discrete options at any age.

Dr. Ormsby also believes the increase in popularity of facial rejuvenation is due to the prevalence of highly innovative, less-invasive, and more subtle procedures that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any patient. “The very best results are achieved when the surgeon attends to or enhances the problem areas that the patient identifies. So, if the eyelids have always looked tired, the surgery should begin there.”

About Marcia Ormsby, MD

Dr.Marcia Ormsby earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts. She then completed her general surgery residency at the State University of New York, and her plastic surgery specialty training at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Ormsby is a member of the American Medical Women’s Association and the Association of Women Surgeons, as well as the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the Maryland Plastic Surgery Society.

Annapolis Aesthetic Surgery is located at 116 Defense Hwy., Suite 500 in Annapolis, MD 21401, and can be reached at (410) 224-1144, or found online at or the Annapolis Aesthetic Surgery Facebook page.


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