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cosmetic surgery 62Facelift is an advanced anti-aging facial plastic surgery procedure that should only be performed by a surgeon with focused expertise in facial procedures. Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who is trained to perform procedures such as facelift. Dr. V can reduce the telltale signs of facial aging and restore a more youthful face.

Dr. V employs less invasive and innovative techniques to ensure that the results are natural looking. She provides facelift to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.


Any individual who is bothered by the appearance of sagging facial skin and conspicuous wrinkles and fine lines may consider facelift plastic surgery. The patient should ideally have some degree of skin elasticity to achieve sustainable results. The underlying facial bone structure should be strong enough to support and contribute to a successful outcome.

Facelift Techniques

To produce natural looking results with facelift, Dr. V will recommend an appropriate surgical technique according to the patient’s unique facial anatomy and their personal aesthetic goals. She receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas.

Endoscopic Facelift

An endoscopic facelift involves the use of a tiny camera that is inserted into the deeper layers of the skin. The surgeon is able to view the underlying facial structures on a monitor and perform targeted facelift in a less invasive manner with more natural looking results.

Cutaneous Facelift

This old facelift technique involves only surgical excision of loose facial skin. The surgeon will lift the skin gently, remove excess skin and suture it tightly at a raised position. No changes to the facial muscular structure are involved, which allows for the creation of more natural looking results.

SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) Facelift

SMAS technique is more popular today because the results are more substantive and yet natural looking. The surgeon will lift and tightening the underlying facial muscle structure apart from removing excess skin. Results are more natural and last for a longer time with an SMAS facelift.

Partial or Mini Facelift

Some patients may be looking for very subtle improvements to the face, or just a maintenance procedure to delay the onset of more obvious signs of facial aging. In such cases, the surgeon may recommend a partial or mini facelift procedure, which can be performed using local anesthesia. Recovery is faster, risks are minimal, and results are more natural looking with this procedure. What more can you ask for?

Liquid Facelift

Some patients may seek a facelift without surgery, while recognizing that the results will not be permanent with such a procedure. The surgeon may recommend a customized combination of Botox and facial filler injections.

FDA approved dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, or Radiesse may be used in a targeted manner to achieve a subtle lift and minimize facial aging. Results can be more natural looking with this non-surgical approach when the procedure is performed by a professional.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas.

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