Dr. Lawrence Gray Presents “Experience with Short Scar Facelift”

Dr. Lawrence Gray at Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center presented “Experience with MACS Facelift” at the 9th meeting of the American Brazilian Aesthetic meeting in Park City, Utah, held from February 24th to 27th, 2017. The professional educational conference was attended by 220 plastic surgeons from 22 countries.

A MACS facelift is also known as minimal access facelift or a short scar facelift. Dr. Gray’s presentation included an overview of his experience of 200 cases since 2005 along with the details of his modifications to the procedure which made the MACS facelift a more reliable, safer procedure than conventional techniques which produced longer scars. Dr. Gray’s experience showed that his results were similar to more invasive procedures, but with the quicker recovery and much lower risk of complications.

A short scar facelift includes shorter incisions placed in front of the ears along natural skin lines and creases. Incisions made at the front of the ears can be easily hidden with camouflage make-up and only very minimal incisions are needed. There is no alteration in hairline. The short scar facelift is a quick procedure which allows other surgeries to be done at the same time, such as a blepharoplasty, which is a correction of sagging eyelids.

The benefits of a Short Scar facelift include less bruising and swelling than with other methods of performing a facelift and less risk of nerve injury. Results are long lasting, often a decade or more. The MACS facelift also produces a better result for the neck, correcting the neck in a vertical direction instead of an unnatural lateral pull. Recovery time is shorter and there is less risk of complications. There are no drains and patients are back to normal in one week.

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About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire.

Experience with the MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) Facelift

Better Results, Quicker Recovery, Shorter Scar

Portsmouth, NH-Dr. Lawrence Gray presented his technique of Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Facelift at the annual meeting of the New England Society ofPlastic Surgeons held at the Mount Washington Hotel Sunday June 9th, 2016. The MACS facelift is a short scar technique that avoids alteration of the hairline and avoids open neck incisions and the associated complications. Dr. Gray studied 178 patients over an 11-year period from 2005 through 2015. All 178 patients were outpatients and had minimal anesthesia.

The advantages of the MACS facelift surgical technique are a natural appearance, avoidance of visible signs of surgery, avoidance of complications, quick recovery and minimal scars. The technique involves no cautery, no open neck incision and no drains, which is an important feature. Patients find drains to be very uncomfortable. The removal of the drains causes patients anxiety and soreness. The MACS facelift is a much shorter length operation than the traditional method. There is less dissection and risk to nerves and muscles.

Dr. Gray found that he obtained better face and neck contours than with traditional techniques for facelift. Specifically, Dr. Gray obtained a better definition of the neck and jaw line because the muscles are pulled superiorly reversing the effects of gravity. Other techniques pull laterally and can create a widened mouth or unnatural lines on the face. There is no need to open the neck with the MACS technique.

NewBeauty, a recognized authority in the beauty industry, recently named the CoolSculpting procedure The Best Non-Invasive Fat Reducer in its Choice Awards’ Supercharged category, which includes products and treatments that reach next-level status thanks to their powerful blend of ingredients and cutting-edge technology. The NewBeauty Choice Awards are a collection of the best beauty products, treatments, breakthroughs and beauty innovations. To ensure winners are both credible and covetable, every single product is vetted by NewBeauty editors, board members, industry experts and readers. This marks the third consecutive Choice Award for the CoolSculpting procedure.

Patients are very happy with the shorter scars of the MACS facelift as compared to the traditional method. The MACS technique avoids alteration of the hairline and nerve injuries do not occur with this technique.

“My patients have also been very pleased with the quicker recovery time with the MACS facelift”, states Dr. Gray. “The traditional facelift takes up to one month to recover. There is significantly less swelling than with traditional techniques and patients are typically in the public in less than a week compared to having to hide out for 4 to 6 weeks with the traditional method.”

There is also minimal discomfort from the MACS facelift. Most patients require only minimal use of pain management medications. With the traditional method, there was more pain and swelling. The MACS facelift can be performed on patients with diabetes or high blood pressure because it’s safer than the traditional method due to limited undermining of the skin with the MACS facelift. Visit our website at atlanticplasticsurg.com to read more about the MACS facelift with no drains. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center at 1-800-633-6860.

About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray teaches at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and at the International Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Heidi Harrington is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

Award-Winning CoolSculpting(R) Procedure Now FDA: Cleared to Reduce Fat Around Bra Straps, on the Back and Underneath the Buttocks

Market-Leading Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Technology Now Treats More Problem Areas; Named “Best Non-Invasive Fat Reducer” by NewBeauty

Portsmouth, NH 03801 – Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is excited to announcethe expanded clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of visible fat bulges of bra fat, back fat and underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll). The CoolSculpting® procedure is already FDA-cleared for treatment of the double chin (submental area), thigh, abdomen and love handles (flank).

Market research shows that excess body fat is a concern for 88% of U.S consumers. In fact, 69% indicate they are ‘very bothered’ by this issue.”According to recent market research, 29 million people in the U.S. market alone are interested in CoolSculpting. Of these 29 million people: 12 million believe they have excess bra fat, 11 million believe they have excess back fat, and 9 million believe they have excess fat underneath the buttocks. The CoolSculpting procedure is proven to be safe and effective with over 60 peer-reviewed clinical papers and abstracts and supported by millions of treatments performed in over 70 countries around the world.

“Many of my patients are bothered by excess localized fat”, states Dr. Lawrence Gray. “Being able to treat fat on the back, around the bra straps and underneath the buttocks with CoolSculpting is very exciting for those patients who do not want liposuction.”

NewBeauty, a recognized authority in the beauty industry, recently named the CoolSculpting procedure The Best Non-Invasive Fat Reducer in its Choice Awards’ Supercharged category, which includes products and treatments that reach next-level status thanks to their powerful blend of ingredients and cutting-edge technology. The NewBeauty Choice Awards are a collection of the best beauty products, treatments, breakthroughs and beauty innovations. To ensure winners are both credible and covetable, every single product is vetted by NewBeauty editors, board members, industry experts and readers. This marks the third consecutive Choice Award for the CoolSculpting procedure.

The CoolSculpting procedure results in a noticeable and measurable reduction of fat in the treated areas, and the treated fat cells are gone for good. Most patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of one to three months. Every patient is unique, so patients are encouraged to talk to their physicians about a customized treatment plan as part of the initial consultation. Additional treatments in the same or multiple areas may enhance the desired aesthetic effect.

The CoolSculpting procedure is a non-surgical, clinically proven procedure that selectively reduces unwanted fat using a patented cooling technology. The CoolSculpting procedure is cleared by the FDA. The CoolSculpting procedure works by gently cooling targeted fat cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells without affecting surrounding tissue, and the treated fat cells are gone for good. Millions of CoolSculpting treatments have been performed by nearly 4,000 CoolSculpting systems in over 70 countries. Market research indicates up to a 95 percent customer satisfaction rate with the CoolSculpting procedure. The CoolSculpting procedure is available through an elite network of CoolSculpting Centers worldwide.

About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire.

Dr. Lawrence Gray Presents – Tummy Tucks with No Drains Needed


For Third Time At Aesthetic Conference

Portsmouth, NH – Dr. Lawrence Gray has presented the course entitled, “Scarpa Sparing Abdominoplasty with Concomitant Liposuction: No Drains Needed” for the 4th year in a row to the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. This year the national conference was held in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 2nd to 7th, 2016. ASPS has over 2,600 members and is the leading organization of board certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body.

For the past 8 years, Dr. Gray has been performing tummy tuck surgery with liposuction and NO DRAINS, which reduces fat from the entire abdomen and does not require a second operation. The technique of performing tummy tuck surgery without the use of drains is a marked improvement in abdominoplasty technique and is a safer operation than that of leaving drains in. Abdominoplasty or Tummy tuck surgery removes excess fat and loose skin and most often restores weakened or separated muscles giving the patient a smoother and firmer middle.

Dr. Lawrence Gray states that, “Drains are, at best, a nuisance, an extra cost, can be difficult for patients to manage and result in more office visits for patients. The area of insertion of the drains can be an additional wound to manage. I focus on the safety and ease of management of this technique and stress the importance and benefit to the patient of the pre-operative evaluations to reduce the risk of blood clots in the legs, which is the main serious risk in a tummy tuck procedure. It now appears that that the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, or AAAASF, is recommending the same pre-operative evaluation that Dr. Gray has been using for years to reduce the risk of blood clots to their members.” Patients are much more comfortable without drains being attached and having to empty them or have the surgeon withdraw fluid.

The course, “Scarpa Sparing Abdominoplasty with Concomitant Liposuction: No Drains Needed” was a maintenance of certification course and the only abdominoplasty course to be credentialed at this conference for physicians in the periodic re-certification process. This course was evaluated by ASPS to be an important course for doctors’ knowledge and contained topics of safety for which doctors receive credits. Visit our website at atlanticplasticsurg.com to read more about tummy tucks with no drains. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center at 1-800-633-6860.

About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray teaches at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and at the International Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Heidi Harrington is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

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