Facial Rejuvenation for your Eyes

December 27, 2021 10:12 pm Published by

“The eyes are the windows to the soul,” is a popular quote by Peng Liyuan. That may be true, but the eyes are also the windows to your true age. Many patients who come to me to discuss facial rejuvenation concentrate almost entirely on their neck and jowls. However, so many signs of aging appear in and around the eyes.... Read the full post

The Secret Behind the Patti Flint, MD Facelift

December 19, 2019 8:57 am Published by

Not all facelifts are created equal. So what makes my facelifts results different— allowing my patients to look younger and more beautiful— while still looking like themselves? It’s not magic. And it’s certainly not a cookie-cutter approach to plastic surgery. The outcomes that I am able to achieve are possible through a unique combination of training, expertise, skill, artistry, attention... Read the full post

Maintaining Results after your Facelift

July 28, 2019 10:30 am Published by

The most important factor in terms of getting optimal results after a facelift is the skill and experience of your surgeon. But, believe it or not, the second most important factor is you. Even if you have chosen your surgeon wisely— a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, with a great deal of experience (10+... Read the full post

Liquid Facelift

September 17, 2018 11:37 am Published by

Women, and men in Scottsdale & Phoenix seek non-surgical options to look their best You may have heard others raving about a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure called a “Liquid Facelift”— leaving you to wonder: what exactly is a “Liquid Facelift? Board certified plastic surgeons such as myself who have the requisite training and an eye for detail can often use... Read the full post

Understanding Your Plastic Surgery Recovery

June 2, 2015 4:10 pm Published by

It is rare for a patient to come in for a consultation without asking, “how long will my recovery take?” You may be surprised to learn there are two different answers to this question for each patient, and both are correct. Cosmetic surgery is unique in that recovery is measured in both medical and aesthetic terms. General surgeons typically consider... Read the full post


January 13, 2015 11:24 pm Published by

I hear this comment frequently in my office. Patients are bothered when their neck skin forsakes them and starts heading toward their chest. Most patients want the most effective way to tighten their neck skin, but want minimal down time. These are laudable goals, but being realistic is vitally important to obtaining a result that you will be happy with... Read the full post

Eyelid Rejuvenation

January 11, 2015 6:02 pm Published by

Dr. Flint visited Sonoran Living Live in early January to explain the toll that sagging, loose skin around the eyes can have on a person’s appearance. She outlined her approach to eyelid rejuvenation, which often involves a combination of surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments to provide a natural, youthful result.


February 13, 2014 6:35 pm Published by

I have been in practice long enough now that I have seen quite a few plastic surgery fads come and go. On the other hand, there are some very beneficial surgical innovations that have occurred. In fact, there are very few procedures that I perform the same way I did when I started practice in 1996! I am excited to... Read the full post

When Am I “Restaurant Ready”?

November 12, 2013 9:07 pm Published by

Many of my patients are concerned about when they can expect to be ready to attend social events after facelift surgery. It is a commonly asked question, and although there is no exact answer, I have this general advice about the recovery cycle. It is important to realize that everyone heals at a different rate. There is swelling and bruising... Read the full post

First Scientific Study of Aging Now Underway

October 11, 2013 1:00 pm Published by

At its annual meeting this year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) hosted a special presentation by a member surgeon who is conducting an ongoing scientific study of facial aging. This is the first medical study of its kind to systematically document how the face actually ages. Interestingly, this study is being conducted on plastic surgeons themselves. It... Read the full post

Study Proves the Longevity of Facelifts

February 28, 2013 7:34 pm Published by

One of the most common questions plastic surgeons are asked by patients who are considering facial rejuvenation surgery is, “How long will my facelift last?” Until recently, there were no scientific data on which to base an answer. A study recently published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal revealed that 76 percent of facelift patients remained younger looking five... Read the full post

The Myth of the “Vampire Facelift”

January 15, 2013 8:00 am Published by

My desire to prevent patients from investing time and money in unproven facial rejuvenation procedures has reached new heights with the marketing of the “Vampire Facelift.” Unfortunately in my chosen specialty, hype and marketing all too frequently precede research and science, and this procedure is a perfect example. First of all, no actual vampires are involved; however, there is some... Read the full post

All Facelifts Are Not Created Equal

January 2, 2013 8:00 am Published by

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When it comes to facelifts, short procedures, with short incisions and short recoveries, rarely deliver on the promises of the providers that offer them. Avoiding the procedural shortcuts that are so popularly marketed today has allowed me to deliver on my goal of providing long lasting, natural results to... Read the full post

Is It Too Good to Be True?

April 25, 2012 4:37 pm Published by

Everybody seems to be so busy these days that the desire for a quick result from facial rejuvenation surgery comes as no surprise. I see patients on a weekly basis who express a desire to look better, but aren’t necessarily willing to allow themselves time to recover from the appropriate surgical treatment. While I can do a lot with non-invasive... Read the full post

The Right Time to Have a Face Lift

April 25, 2012 3:38 pm Published by

Many patients ask me at what age they should consider having facial cosmetic surgery. I wish it were that simple! Everyone ages at a different rate and in different areas of the face. Some patients are bothered only by the lax skin in their neck, even though they have hooded upper eyelids and large bags underneath their eyes. Rejuvenating a... Read the full post

Stem Cell Facelifts

April 24, 2012 6:07 pm Published by

It is so frustrating that the media seems to ignore science fairly frequently when it comes to sources of consumer knowledge. Articles about cosmetic procedures appear in popular magazines on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, much of what is published is incomplete or untrue. One of the latest hot topics is “stem cell facelifts.” Those in Hollywood are somewhat fascinated with... Read the full post

Stem Cell Assisted Facelifts

April 24, 2012 2:37 pm Published by

There aren’t too many people I know who would not partake of a fountain of youth if it became available, but when it comes to aesthetic medicine and surgery, it seems that the cart sometimes gets put before the horse. The latest sensation falling into this category are stem cell-assisted facelifts. An article was recently posted in the Los Angeles... Read the full post