The New Face of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Daniel Leeman (seen here) is a double-board certified Austin-based surgeon who uses the latest technology to achieve a more natural appearance.
With innovative technology advancing faster than ever, cosmetic medicine seems to be getting an ongoing facelift. We turned to Dr. Daniel Leeman, board certified facial plastic surgeon and Medical Director at Austin’s NEWU Plastic Surgery, to learn more about the most advanced methods in facial rejuvenation and body contouring.
Most exciting are the advances in non-surgical options that provide beautiful results with little to no downtime. Dr. Leeman recently introduced to Austin a breakthrough, non-invasive facial lifting procedure called Ultherapy. “Ultrasound therapy” is the first and only energy-based aesthetic procedure cleared by the FDA for a non-invasive lift, and it is revolutionizing the way physicians counteract the effects of time and gravity on the skin. Ultherapy gradually and gently shifts the skin back into a more youthful position, so clients achieve desired results without looking “done.” With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, with the full effect will building subtly over the course of two to three months.
Another way Dr. Leeman rejuvenates without the use of his scalpel is by employing fillers that enhance and restore a youthful contour to the face and hands where time and gravity have taken their toll. Fillers can be injected in less than an hour and can help smooth deep facial wrinkles, restore sunken areas beneath the eyes, fill out hollowed cheeks, even out acne scarring, improve chin contour and add volume to the lips.
For a more permanent result, Dr. Leeman uses patients’ own fat in place of artificial fillers. Fat is an abundant, natural source of stem cells, containing 300 times the amount found in bone marrow. Because of their miraculous ability to renew and regenerate, the stem cells found in fat are vital to the latest method to combat the effects of aging.
“Synthetic facial fillers like Restylane®, Radiesse® or Sculptra® have historically been able to provide a suitable, albeit temporary, solution to add volume to the face and hands,” said Leeman. “Now, with the help of stem cell-enriched fat from patients’ own bodies, we can do more than volumize – we can actually rejuvenate.”
The key to using the stems cells to their maximum potential lies in a harvesting technique that gently removes unwanted fat from the body in an improved way. Employing water-assisted liposuction, Dr. Leeman uses a gentle, pulsating spray of fluid to dislodge fat without the brute force used in traditional liposuction procedures. During the harvesting process, patients enjoy the added benefit of precise contouring of donor areas including the thighs and abdomen.
To learn more about Dr. Leeman and the minimally invasive treatments available at NEWU Plastic Surgery, visit