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The Simoni Lift
By Newswire
Jul 18, 2014 - 2:43:20 AM

Beverly Hills, CA- Some women turn to make-up and learn to contour in an effort to define their cheekbones. Others may turn to rare and extreme procedures like cheek implants, running the risk of looking freakish like Maleficent.

Anyway you slice it, women want defined cheekbones like Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss and Karlie Kloss.

This is because a triangular face with nice high cheeks is the look of youth. It's coveted and what many women try to hold on to as they age. But with age, the fat pads in your cheeks begin to fall and the definition around the cheeks diminishes. A once angular, defined face becomes flatter and more oval shaped.

Many doctors use fillers such as juvederm or radiesse in an effort to try to lift the cheeks back up. However, according to board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Payman Simoni, "fillers do not resolve the problem. Fillers may replace the volume that has been lost, but cannot reverse the effect of the gravity. And since the sagging cheek fat is the real problem, fillers may end up looking fake. The most effective way to restore cheeks to their original youthful position is through a cheek lift."

Unfortunately, traditional facelifts alone do not address the droopy cheeks fat pad. To overcome this problem, Dr. Simoni has designed Simoni Lift which addresses both cheeks and the neck in one procedure. Simoni Lift does not require any major anesthesia and provides natural looking results in just about one hour. This allows the patient a more comfortable and quicker recovery and avoids those traditional pulled and unnatural facelift look.

During Simoni Lift, Dr. Simoni uses only local anesthesia and makes small incisions around the ears. He then removes excess skin and is able to move the fat pads in the cheeks back up. He is also able to remove excess fat from the jaw line and neck, if so desired.

The recovery time with this mini-facelift is also much quicker than with a traditional facelift. By avoiding anesthesia, swelling and bruising are significantly reduced. Patients can often return to work within seven days.

You can find Dr. Payman Simoni at

Payman Simoni, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University and his M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He then served as general surgical resident at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital where he completed his Facial Plastic Surgery and Head & Neck surgery training. Dr. Simoni has two board certifications in Facial Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery (  and the American Board of Head and Neck Surgery/Otolaryngology.

Early in his training, Dr. Simoni realized that the field of facial plastic surgery was vast, diversified, and continuously changing. Following completion of his training, Dr. Simoni sought an experience that most plastic surgeons dream of but never achieve. He decided to travel throughout the country to study under some of the leading surgeons in the field of facial plastic surgery to benefit from their techniques and experiences. His distinguished teachers in Facial Plastic Surgery included Dr. Louis Vasconez, Dr. Gaylon McCoulough, Dr. Russel Kridel, Dr. Daniel Rousso, and Dr. Artemus Cox. He was also trained by Dr. Jeffery Klein, the inventor of tumescent liposuction. And Therefore, Dr. Simoni extended his cosmetic surgery interest ito include liposuction and liposculpture by tumescent technique.

Dr. Simoni's specialization in the field of Plastic Surgery has been in the facial aesthetics and tumescent liposuction. He is sub-specialized in rhinoplasty (nose job), blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation), rhytidectomy (face lift), mid-facelift (minimal facelift for younger patients), endoscopic forehead (brow) lift, fat transfer, otoplasty (correction of protruded ears), tumescent liposuction, Botox and Restylane injection, and skin resurfacing (for facial skin rejuvenation). Dr. Simoni also has received extensive training in facial reconstructive surgery.

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