Northern Virginia, Fairfax and Manassas
By: George J. Bitar M.D. & Robert F. Centeno M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeons
Introducing The Luminous Lift TM:
The Luminous Lift™ is an innovative combination of well-described, accepted, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation techniques to achieve harmonious facial rejuvenation safely under local anesthesia. As one of the early pioneers in this approach to facial rejuvenation, Dr. Centeno first published his clinical experience in the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Journal in 2006. Since then, Dr. Centeno has performed hundreds of these procedures using only oral sedation combined with local anesthetic techniques. During the procedure, patients are comfortably awake and aware of their surroundings without significant discomfort. Patients can safely and comfortably undergo this procedure in the privacy and convenience of either of our office locations.
Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Centeno. The first photo was taken when the patient was 26yrs. The other two photos were taken when the patient was 64yrs, before and after the Luminous LiftTM Level A.
Patients seeking facial rejuvenation surgery frequently report that they have been told or feel that they look tired. A common refrain is that they “want to look as good as they feel.” Patients employed in the service industry, sales professions, the public eye, or management value looking well rested and energetic. Many different individual procedures have been developed to reduce the signs of facial aging in a minimally invasive way without major surgery. These individual procedures often “fall short” of their goal because they only address isolated concerns. Many patients are motivated to reverse the signs of aging without the high costs, need for hospitalization and concerns regarding looking “overdone” associated with traditional full face-lift procedures. Patients also want the value associated with longer lasting surgical procedures. The Luminous Lift™ was designed to address these commonly expressed desires.
How can this procedure help me?
Facial aging is a combination of changes in skin texture or tone, laxity of the skin, descent of soft tissues and ligaments of the face and loss of facial fatty and boney volume. Our anatomy, lifestyle habits and environmental factors all have a significant impact on the aging process. Facial aging can affect all areas of the face from the forehead to the neck.
Generally, facial aging is divided into three zones:
- Zone I or the upper face and eyelids
- Zone II or the midface and lower eyelids
- Zone III or the lower face and neck
Level A - Level A package lasts 1-1.5 hours. This combination is designed to address the soft tissue descent, deflation and skin texture deterioration in a low downtime, but in a temporary way. This procedure combines any three procedures from our glow, plump, and relax categories, which are chosen with our surgeons, to give the face a rested look that lasts 8-12 months and longer in some situations. This treatment requires some maintenance every 4-6 months.
Level B - A Level B facial rejuvenation package lasts between three and four hours. This combination is designed to address two to three zones of the face with two selections from our lift and sculpt categories and any selection from the glow, plump, and relax categories that are indicated. The combinations are chosen with you and our surgeons to give you that refreshed look with more longevity.
Level C – Level C facial rejuvenation package lasts up to 4 hours. This combination is designed to address all three zones of the face with three selections from our lift and sculpt categories and any selection from the glow, plump, and relax categories. This combination is designed to address aging of the upper, mid, and lower face and neck. The combinations are chosen with you and our surgeons to give you that naturally refreshed look with more longevity.
Level D - Level D facial rejuvenation package lasts up to 5 hours. This combination is designed to address all three zones of the face with four selections from our lift and sculpt categories and any selection from the glow, plump, and relax categories. This combination is designed to address aging of the upper, mid, and lower face and neck. The combinations are chosen with you and our surgeons to give you that naturally refreshed look with more longevity.
For more information about these procedures call our office and speak to one of our friendly cosmetic surgery consultants at 703-206-0506.
Our office will provide you with a detailed post-operative instruction sheet that will be individualized to your needs.
Information on this web site is for information only. Do not use the information to diagnose or treat your plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery problems. Please contact your plastic surgeon with all questions and concerns.