Benefits of the Modern Facelift Are Significant

By: Dr. Russell W. Kridel


A modern facelift procedure, like the MVP Lift, is a fine-tuned facial plastic surgery approach that can be life-changing for patients. Given advancements in techniques, including several pioneered by Dr. Kridel, the procedure is now a reliable method, sought out by men and women across many age groups and ethnicities for facial rejuvenation.

What is an MVP Lift?

An MVP Lift, or multi-vector positioning lift, is the advanced technique used by Houston facelift specialist Dr. Russell Kridel. It requires meticulous dissection and re-draping of the tissue layers to deliver the most natural facelift results.

Modern MVP Facelift Benefits

For the thousands of patients that undergo facelift surgery each year, the benefits have far outweighed the risks. Face this modern surgery with the hope that these benefits will far outweigh whatever minor risks are still a part of this plastic surgery procedure.

  • The term facelift is a misnomer. With an MVP Lift it is actually a cheek, jawline and neck lift that can alleviate loose skin, deep wrinkles, jowls, lost contour to the lower face.
  • With Dr. Kridel’s hidden incision technique, your incisions will be virtually undetectable.
  • Results from an MVP facelift will be natural for a new, younger version of yourself and not a windblown or tunnel effect that makes you unrecognizable.
  • Facelifts can alleviate that exhausted, worn down look from your face --- dialing back the hands of time by ten to fifteen years.
  • Risks of a modern MVP facelift are very minor with a very low rate of occurrence.
  • Recovery time following a facelift lasts about two weeks, a fair trade for the incredible results.
  • The amount of pain and discomfort is minimal for the majority of patients.
  • Facelifts can boost self-confidence and improve a patient’s self-image.

Major improvements --- but, there are still risks

A facelift is still a major surgery, no matter how advanced the techniques have become. Surgeries also always involve risks and potential side effects, which patients can work to prevent with the help of an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Kridel. Originally, the yesteryear facelift was just a facial skin tightening procedure and not much more. During this surgery, the surgeon would lift the skin and pull it tighter, placing it into a new position. Any excess skin was removed before the incisions were stitched up. Because no efforts were made to strengthen the structure of the face, the sagging tissues or the muscles beneath the tighter skin, results would not last for very long. Today’s modern facelift procedure is a fine-tuned approach that, when delivered by a board certified facial plastic surgeon, can result in a more youthful appearance for many, many years. While we cannot stop the aging process, following an MVP lift you have re-set the time clock by ten years or more.

Selecting a Facelift Surgery Specialist

You should only trust your face to a specialist in facial plastic surgery. Board-certified facial plastic surgeons focus solely on procedures of the head and neck and do not perform other body procedures, such as breast augmentation. In addition, you want to make sure the facial plastic surgeon you select performs at least 50 or more facelifts each year and shows you before and after photos of actual patients. Looking at the angle of the photography is also important, so that you can see the quality of the incisions.

At FPSA, “Our Results Show and We Are Proud of Them”

Dr. Russell Kridel is a triple-board certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has published over 100 scientific journal articles and textbook chapters on facial rejuvenation surgical procedures, including facelift surgical techniques. He is invited to speak at plastic surgery conferences all around the world to educate and train other surgeons on his MVP Facelift approach. He has received numerous awards, including the top two honors by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) for surgical excellence. As a result of his internationally recognized expertise in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Kridel is known as “The Doctor’s Doctor,” the surgeon that other physicians refer other patients as well as themselves and their own family members go to for their facial plastic surgery concerns. Needless to say, you will be in the best of hands with the best facelift surgeon in Houston --- Dr. Russell Kridel.

--- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston

To make an appointment with Dr. Kridel for an MVP Facelift consultation, please call 713/526-5665.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.