“Call Me!” Why Debbie Harry’s Research Resulted in a Beautiful FaceLift

“Call Me!” Why Debbie Harry’s Research Resulted in a Beautiful FaceLift

August 6, 2014
By Susan Kamyab
ThePlasticSurgeryChannel.com

Blondie’s Debbie Harry knows what she likes when it comes to plastic surgery.  The 69 year-old rock star visited many different plastic surgeons before finding one she trusted to do her age-defying facelift.

The Hand-Picked Choice

Choosing a good plastic surgeon is no easy task; you must take your time and do your research before signing on with any surgeon. “I was careful about who I went with,” says Debbie.”I looked around, I interviewed. For me, it wasn’t just a madness. That does happen, panic sets in, and people make bad decisions. But not me, I did my homework.”  It can not be stressed enough how important it is to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon.  Patients can easily be swayed by uncertified doctors because of their cheaper prices, but what starts as a bargain turns into a lifetime of bills when trying to repair a botched surgery.

Once Debbie found the right surgeon, she had a facelift that transformed the nearly 70 year-old singer into looking half her age.  And since the procedure, she has proudly admitted to going under the knife.  “Everybody knows that I’ve had plastic surgery. I did it for business reasons. You photograph better, and looks are a key part of being an entertainer, so I felt it was something I had to do. All sorts of horrific things happen in life – why make it worse by worrying about getting older?”

The Traditional Facelift Done Right

Dr. Clifford P. Clark, a board certified plastic surgeon from Orlando, Florida, discusses the facelift procedure and how patients should “choose somebody whose artistic abilities and sensitivities are aligned with what you are looking for.”

Face lifting today should treat the advanced signs of aging and do so with minimal scarring.  You should be able to obtain a refreshed, younger, and more importantly, natural look.  A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck, and underlying tissue can be repositioned. Commonly, the deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted. Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away.

Knowing When It’s Time

“If you’re not getting the results you wish, and non-invasive techniques, fillers, and Botox are not taking you where you want, that’s a very sure sign it’s time for a facelift,” says Dr. Clark. “Most importantly, you know when it’s time.  A doctor’s job is to guide you where you want to go.”

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