Face & Neck
- Cosmetic Face Lift
- RevaLift Lower Face Lift
- Laser Face Lift
- Vampire Face Lift
- Eye & Brow Lift (Blepharoplasty)
- Neck & Jowl Sculpting
- Botox® & Dysport®
- Lip Augmentation
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Facial Fat Transfer
- Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)
- Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
- Chin Augmentation
- Chemical Peels
- Dermapen / Mesopen® Treatments
- Fat Reduction & Skin Tightening
Body & Abdomen
Below the Waist
Skin Conditions Treated
Vampire FaceLift® (PRP Therapy)
It sounds creepy, doesn’t it? But it is not scary, it’s just a catchy name. In fact, the Vampire FaceLift is changing the way we approach facial rejuvenation. It is not a new type of facelift, but a treatment option we can add to your facial procedure to speed recovery and enhance results. The term “vampire” is a humorous reference to the fact that this treatment is made up of blood platelets from your own body.
It’s called platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, and nothing could be more natural. At the beginning of your facial procedure, the surgeon draws a small amount of your blood. The sample is spun in a centrifuge, to separate platelets and plasma from the red and white blood cells. The result is a serum of concentrated platelets. The serum is straw-colored, not “bloody” looking, because the red blood cells are gone.
The Vampire FaceLift can be used in conjunction with facial surgeries and also with in-office treatments. Depending on your procedure and aesthetic goals, we may inject the PRP serum into deeper skin layers, or we may massage it into the face as part of a laser or
PRP has been popular with orthopedic surgeons and athletic trainers for years to speed healing. Now, PRP is getting the attention it deserves within the cosmetic enhancement community. At Southern Surgical Arts, we are excited about the many benefits and potential uses for this treatment. We see the Vampire FaceLift as just the beginning.
Who is a Good Candidate?
The great beauty of platelet-rich plasma is that there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection because it comes from your own body. So anyone who is a good candidate for any facial rejuvenation surgery or procedure is also a good candidate for the added Vampire FaceLift treatment.
How Much Does it Cost?
Your all-inclusive quote will include the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs, facility fees, supplies, and all routine follow-up visits.
Recent Before and After Photos
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Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, and Dr. Nease are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Nease also holds a board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined, our four doctors have more than 23 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.
State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospoital in Chattanooga, TN.
We consult with patients before and after surgery in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices. With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort, and expertise you deserve.
We invite you for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Nease, or Dr. Gusching. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.