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Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery is located in Bethesda, Maryland. The plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Porter founded it in 2003 and, she is also the medical director. Dr. Porter offers a wide array of cosmetic services, including facelift surgery.

Dr. Porter completed her undergraduate training at Brown University and earned a full tuition merit scholarship at Duke University School of Medicine. After earning her medical degree there, she completed a residency in Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine. She then undertook further training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery under Dr. M. Eugene Tardy, Jr. and Dr. Dean Toriumi.

Dr. Porter has earned board certification from both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). She is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

What kinds of services does Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery offer?

Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery offers both surgical and noninvasive procedures that include the following:

Facelift surgery
Dermal fillers
Rhinoplasty
• Chemical peels
Otoplasty
Microdermabrasion

What is a facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure done to correct loose facial muscles and sagging skin. While muscle relaxers like Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm can also be used to tighten facial skin, their effects are temporary and usually wear off after a few months. A facelift’s effects lasts years.

During a facelift, the surgeon tightens the facial muscles and removes any excess skin and fat. The client thus has a younger-looking face with youthfully taut skin.

The recovery period lasts several weeks, and the patient will have to take off from work for the first one or two weeks after surgery.

What is the VISIA® Complexion Analysis?

The VISIA® Complexion Analysis is a technology used to analyze a person’s skin and compare it to that of other people their age. The machine looks a bit like a high-tech photo booth, and the patient places their head in the machine, so the technology can collect images of their face. The technology then analyzes the patient’s skin according to eight criteria: wrinkles, UV spots, texture, spots, red areas, porphyrins, pores and brown spots. Porphyrins are accumulations of natural oils and bacteria.

The device then provides percentile scores based on how the patient’s skin compares that of other people of the same age, sex and skin type. A high score indicates healthy skin, while a low score indicates skin with problems. The VISIA® machine can store the results of the analysis, so the doctor can use it during follow-up appointments to check the patient’s progress.

The doctor will then recommend a skin care regimen based on the results of the analysis, and they will also suggest skin care products they believe would be most helpful.

Chevy Chase offers a large selection of medical-grade skin care products that they get directly from the manufacturers and store in a climate-controlled room to ensure their strength and reliability.

If you are in Washington, D.C. or the surrounding area and are interested in finding out if a facelift is right for you, our trusted plastic surgeon can help you learn more at Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery in Bethesda, Maryland.

Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.