Facelift surgeries were performed in the early 1900s in Europe and America. Eugene von Hollander is often credited with the first facelift, performing a facelift in Polish aristocrat in 1901. Since then innovative research and advancements in tools and techniques have brought about neck, eye and brow lifts to combat wrinkles, sagging skin, and skin
1940 and 50s
Chin and cheek augmentations have been developing since the 1940s. Understanding the importance of the chin in facial appearance, motivated many medical professionals to utilize such materials as ivory, bovine bone and other synthetic materials. The use of implantable biomaterials and devices played an important role in most forms of reconstructive surgery but struggled to
The first accounts of liposuction were in the late 1970s. Dr. Yves Gerard Illouz, known as the father of modern-day liposuction, introduced liposuction in 1980, a minimally invasive technique now used for removing fat from the neck.
In the 1980s There was a shift in facial rejuvenation to adding volume to compliment these reduction and removal procedures. In 1981, bovine collagen was the first agent to be approved by the FDA for cosmetic injection. Since its approval, dozens of injectable filling agents have been developed, and many are already FDA approved for
Fat transfers became popular in improving and enhancing the facial appearance by using your body’s own fat cells to boost facial volume to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
The idea of laser skin treatment has been around since 1960, however, the concept of fractional laser photothermolysis revolutionized skin resurfacing when introduced by Dr. Dieter Manstein in 2004. Laser skin rejuvenation can help reduce signs of acne, aging and sun damage while improving your complexion.
With the increased interest in minimally invasive alternatives, researchers have made it a focus to develop procedures that will require less downtime, less stress to the body, and still get people the results they desire. The Silhouette InstaLift™ was FDA approved in 2015 and has been a mainstay in noninvasive facial rejuvenation treatments. Silhouette InstaLift™