Portsmouth, NH—Doctors Lawrence N. Gray and R. Brannon Claytor have been selected to present their paper entitled, “MACS Facelift with FATS” at the 91st annual meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in be held in San Francisco, California from April 14th to 17th, 2012. The poster presentation is based on Dr. Gray’s experience over a five-year period.

Dr. Gray has modified the MACS facelift by introducing the “Finger Assisted Tissue Separation” (FATS) technique resulting in quicker recovery, fewer complications, and better results. The FATS technique is a simpler and safer procedure. Preserving the natural fat and repositioning it provides a bloodless operative field and the finger assisted tissue separation (FATS) allows minimal use of cautery, which can cause thermal heat injury.

Facial aging is a result of years of the natural gravitational pull between the skin and facial skeleton leading to the sagging of the skin and loss of elasticity. Sagging is made worse by the weight of added fat. Previous methods used cautery to assist in the operation. Using the MACS Facelift with FATS, Dr. Gray is able to avoiding cautery, which minimizes loss of volume of facial tissue. This method enables Dr. Gray to preserve and reposition existing fat instead of trying to replace it by using fat injections, which are less predictable. The big advantage is that patients appear more natural and are able to return to social activities, often in one week. With the MACS Facelift with FATS the results are more predictable, have less bleeding and require no use of drains, which are used with most other techniques.

Dr. Gray has achieved better results using the MACS facelift with Finger Assisted Tissue Separation (FATS) now for more than 8 years. The results appear to have a long lasting result. Visit our website at atlanticplasticsurg.com to learn about the complete range of plastic surgical procedures or call Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center at 1-800-633-6860 for additional information.

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. Mark Ballentyne is a highly skilled physician who has been Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Skin Wellness Center since 2003. Dr. Ballentyne is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians, is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and will be fully certified by the Board of Aesthetic Medicine in September 2011. He has established a strong reputation for his talent in administering dermal fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport injections, and Fraxel laser treatments. 
He is a national trainer for Allergan™. Dr. Brannon Claytor is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in hand surgery. Dr. Claytor is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, offering patients a high level of skill, outstanding training and commitment to excellence in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. He completed an additional year of training in breast microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction and hand microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic Medical Center.

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