About Dr. Little

World-recognized fat graft and facelift expert J. William Little, MD, FACS of Washington, DC is a Harvard-educated, board-certified, clinical professor of plastic surgery who limits his private practice to restoration of the aging face: facelift and neck lift, restitution of aging eyes (blepharoplasty) and mouth, return of lost facial and eyelid volume by expert micro fat graft, and aging skin repair.  He has famously advocated an architectural (shape-based) approach to facelift over a traditional (tension-based) one.  Dr. Little is as widely-recognized for his expertise in fat graft (where he helped introduce the delicate “micro-needle” injection technique in wide use today), as he is for his surgical skill in facelift.  While many plastic surgeons describe themselves as well-recognized on their personal websites–the best measure of such recognition remains the surgeon’s record of invited speaking engagements on topics of expertise.  Dr. Little is among the most invited speakers on facelift and fat graft world-wide and has delivered well over a thousand invited lectures and courses to plastic surgeons at home and abroad.View Invited Lectures»

About the Site

The website is designed to be more informational than promotional (media recognitions, patient testimonials, and the like are omitted); Preview Rapid ResultsRapid Preview of Results » it is presented for serious prospective patients seeking detailed information about facial aging and its reversal.

Dr. Little enjoys extensive experience in a wide range of techniques in facial rejuvenation, which he discusses throughout the site; he presents in depth the approach he has come to prefer and thoroughly documents its effectiveness through extensive photography (more than 250 before-and-after comparisons from nearly 100 patients)–key data, he believes, for the proper evaluation of any technique.  He feels that such results should be presented full-size for proper comparison and, therefore, recommends the larger screens of lap-top and desk-top computers for site viewing.   View more results »

About the Surgical Results

In his pursuit of the most effective, natural, and long-lasting results for his patients, Dr. Little remains especially committed to a range of outcomes that remain frequently unmet following many facelifts:

•  elimination of the jowl and marionette lines (which persist after many facelifts)

•  rejuvenation and re-suspension of the fallen, aging mouth (regularly neglected during facelift)

•  the pursuit of especially long-lasting results following facelift (during the office consultation, Dr. Little reviews a large number of patient results between ten and twenty! years after facelift…with most still appearing younger than before their surgery)

•  full re-draping of loose skin (increasingly limited in most facelifts), with improved correction of the challenging nasolabial, bitterness, and marionette folds–as well as overall skin texture

•  elimination of the majority of scars used by most surgeons during facelift and eyelid repair

•  elimination of tension from facelift (a key component of many facelifts)

•  restoration of the hollow eyelids of age (with or without fat bags) by expert micro fat graft (usually without the need for direct eyelid surgery and scars)

•  expert fat graft to other areas of the face (but only where strictly indicated)

•  restoration of the aging neck without neck or under-the-chin scars (present after most neck corrections)

•  a long-term focus on secondary or repeat facelift, with its special challenges