Plastic Surgeon Says a Natural Look Is the Key to Good Facelift Surgery

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Dr. Thomas McNemar, a plastic surgeon in the Stockton, CA area, says the recent trend toward subtle results also includes a surge in non-surgical treatments.

Tracy, California (April 2015) — Dr. Thomas McNemar (, a plastic surgeon serving patients from the Bay Area and Stockton, CA, says people considering cosmetic surgery to help regain a more youthful look are more interested than ever in subtle results that appear natural.

“As a surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation procedures,” Dr. McNemar says, “I’ve always used advanced techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, that are designed to improve a patient’s appearance without looking as if they’ve been ‘worked on.'”

Dr. McNemar says statistics released recently by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) show the popularity of non-surgical facial enhancement procedures continues to climb. He says that’s a good indication people are more interested in natural-looking results.

Dr. McNemar says he has seen increased requests for what is sometimes called a “liquid facelift.” At his practice near Stockton, CA, he offers this combination of minimally invasive procedures, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal filler injections, to provide an overall rejuvenated appearance without the downtime associated with surgical procedures.

For some patients, surgery is still the best option, Dr. McNemar says. However, even those who choose that route are interested in achieving a refreshed but natural look.

“Older facelift surgery techniques sometimes left patients with a ‘windblown,’ overstretched look,” Dr. McNemar says. “No one wants that. Today, when I do a facelift, I lift the deeper tissue and muscle layers instead of just pulling skin tight. That technique restores drooping tissues to where they used to be and looks much more natural.”

“It’s important to remember,” he says, “that even though non-surgical procedures are extremely effective, they still offer temporary results and don’t match the aesthetic changes that are possible with plastic surgery.”

In addition to his Stockton-area practice in Tracy, CA, Dr. McNemar also sees Bay Area residents at his San Ramon location. Both locations have seen an increase in the number of patients requesting BOTOX and fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, which help erase wrinkles.

“People have more choices than ever when it comes to facial rejuvenation,” Dr. McNemar says. “Combining facial plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments is often the best path to achieve someone’s aesthetic goals. Treating more severe concerns with surgery and using injectables to smooth away wrinkles in another area is usually a great choice for results that look natural and balanced.”

If you want to look as young as you feel, Request a Consultation online to meet personally with Dr. McNemar, who can help decide the best treatment path for your needs.

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