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Evidence-Based Medicine: Face Lift

Dr. Brian M. Derby of Sarasota Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce the publication of his article “Evidence-Based Medicine: Face Lift” in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the premier scientific journal of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, co-authored by Dr. Mark A. Codner.

The focus of “Evidence-Based Medicine: Face Lift” is to show potential patients how current face lift techniques have an unmatched ability to to rejuvenate a sagging facial shape.  Treating an aged face requires a deep understanding of bone and soft tissue anatomy in order to restore youthful skin tone and facial contours.  Though other alternatives on the market, such as fillers, have become available, the face lift still reigns supreme.  In Dr. Derby’s article, he describes standard face-lifting techniques, his preferred approach to a face lift, supplemental video demonstrations, potential complications due to surgery, how to avoid complications, variations in technique, and the most useful tool for assessing patient perception after surgery.

Dr. Derby obtained his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine.  His residency was completed in comprehensive plastic surgery at Southern Illinois University’s Institute for Plastic Surgery.  He also has an advanced fellowship training in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids, face, breast, and body.  Dr. Derby is currently a plastic surgeon performing aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries on the face, breast, and body at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center in Sarasota, Florida.

Dr. Derby regularly authors articles pertaining to plastic surgical literature.  In May 2015, he received the Best Research Paper of the Year award by Aesthetic Surgery Journal at the annual meeting for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Montreal.  In that same year, Dr. Derby was chosen to peer-review research articles prior to their publication for Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Dr. Derby has also received numerous awards, research grants, and teaching recognitions. Dr. Derby continues to write articles for the plastic surgery community and has added thirteen published book chapters to his collection of work.

“Evidence-Based Medicine: Face Lift” is a detailed walkthrough for any patient contemplating a face lift.  The anatomical description of the face is thorough and helpful for understanding how a face lift can transform your appearance.  Dr. Derby explains potential complications due to gender, age, and lifestyle so that future patients are aware of health risks prior to deciding on the procedure.  For anyone contemplating a facelift and looking to educate themselves on the techniques and process, this article is a must read!


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