Like a balloon, a face starts off smooth and full, but sags and wrinkles with age, eventually rendering the “Happy Arbor Day” tattooed on its surface illegible. Plump up your frontispiece with today’s Groupon: for $999, you get one Liquid Image Lift session at Image Lift, with locations in Tampa and The Villages (a $2,200 value). Groupon customers who redeem by December 31, 2011 will also receive a $100 rebate from the manufacturer.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeons Richard Castellano and Dominic Castellano perform facial-rejuvenation procedures that work to restore the firm, smooth look of youthful skin without the downtime and risk associated with traditional full facelifts. The process begins with a consultation and aging assessment, lasting 15−60 minutes, during which the doctor examines each patient’s face to identify signs of aging, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and interest in watching Matlock. Postconsult, patients may schedule a second appointment or immediately undergo the Liquid Image Lift procedure, in which the doctor carefully injects up to two vials of collagen-replacing compound Sculptra, gently imbuing faces with youthful volume for a subtle, natural-looking effect. A single session of Liquid Image Lift can improve the appearance of a single problem area or treat mild signs of aging, and two or more sessions can produce a full-face transformation that lasts for up to two years without the hassle of getting a portrait of the patient to age instead of them.
Although the doctors’ advanced techniques result in little bruising or needed recovery time, patients are advised to follow a facial-massage regimen for up to five days after their treatment. Posttreatment, clients can call up the doctor at any time of day to ask questions about recovery or assistant-coaching an intramural bocce team.
THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.
Led by Dr. Richard Castellano—a renowned facial plastic surgeon who has performed thousands of face-lifts—Image Lift encourages clients to explore their options before making a treatment decision. To that end, the team offers weekly seminars, free consultations, and a series of medically themed choose-your-own-adventure novels to prospective clients in order to answer any questions they may have regarding procedures such as Botox, laser resurfacing, and surgical or non-surgical cosmetic treatments. When Dr. Rich isn’t freshening faces in the office or spending time with family, he enjoys raising awareness for local and national causes.