About Dr. Little

World-recognized facelift and fat-grafting expert J. William Little, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Washington, D.C. is a Harvard-educated, board-certified plastic surgeon who limits his practice to restoration of the aging face: facelift and neck lift, restoration of the aging eyes (blepharoplasty) and aging mouth, return of lost facial and eyelid volume through fat grafting, and aging skin repair.  He has famously advocated an architectural (shape-based) approach to such rejuvenation over a traditional (tension-based) one.  While most plastic surgeons describe themselves as widely recognized, of course, within their personal websites–the best measures of such recognition remain the surgeon’s records of scientific publications and–perhaps even more so–invited speaking engagements.  Dr. Little is as well-recognized, by the way, for his expertise in fat grafting (especially to the challenging area of the eyelids), as he is for his skills in facelifting.  He is among the most sought-after speakers on both topics world-wide and has delivered more than 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.  His highly specialized results must, therefore, be viewed on the larger screens of desk-top or lap-top computers; sorry, they will not play on portable devices with smaller screens.  View more results »

About the Surgical Results

In his pursuit of the most effective and natural results for his patients, Dr. Little remains especially committed to:  elimination of the jowl and marionette lines (which may persist after many facelifts); re-elevation and rejuvenation of the aging, fallen mouth (regularly neglected during facelift); full redraping of loose skin (which remains limited in many facelifts); elimination of a majority of the scars used in routine facelift and eyelid repair; complete avoidance of tension during facelift; the pursuit of especially long-lasting results for most patients; a long-term focus on secondary or repeat facelift, with its special challenges; and restoration of hollow, empty eyes (with or without fat bags) by expert micro fat grafting (usually without eyelid surgery).