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Liquid 'facelift' doesn't require surgery

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Cori Goldfarb is the owner of Truth and Beauty, a medical spa on Long Island. At 46, she says she feels 10 years younger thanks to a procedure she gets at her spa every five to six months. It's called a liquid lift.

"After I had my first liquid facelift, it was mind-blowing," she says. "I was so excited."

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Levine is known for her liquid lift procedure, which gives patients the appearance of a facelift without going under the knife.

"Especially now with 'Frozen' everybody would want to be a Disney princess," Dr. Levine says. "We all want that heart shape to our face. We want to bring the eye upward."

She sculpts Cori's face from the outside in, using a combination of Botox and fillers like Juvederm Voluma.

"I can see by applying some of the product here, it's going to give me a little lift to her face," Dr. Levine says.

And while cosmetic procedures were once done behind closed doors, Dr. Levine is giving a seminar at Truth and Beauty on her technique.

"Even by doing just two injections you can see how this side of her face is more lifted than that side of her face," she says.

Another advancement in plastic surgery is called fat transfer in which a doctor takes fat from unwanted areas of your body and injects it into your face. The fat can be stored in little tubes for years.

"We're able to store some of our fatty tissue, which is rich in stem cells, and we can store that indefinitely in a cryogenic facility and that tissue will not age," says Dr. Mark Warfel, a plastic surgeon. He says the benefit of injecting your own fat as opposed to fillers is that your youthful appearance will last much longer.

"We can re-inject that tissue over the years and that's part of us that will never age, will go back into our body, and rejuvenate us," he says.

So with these new procedures, have we discovered a way to stop the clock?

"We haven't quite found the fountain of youth," Dr. Warfel says, "but I think we're getting closer."

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