Natural Looking Facelifts with Northwest Arkansas Facial Plastic Surgeon Jared Spencer, MD

Randy Alvarez, host of The Wellness Hour, interviews Northwest Arkansas Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Jared Spencer, MD.

Of all the facial plastic surgery procedures Drs. Spencer and Manning perform, facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) provides perhaps the most dramatic and impressive improvement. Not surprisingly, it is also the procedure that requires the most time and extensive amount of work. Patients’ concerned about the aged appearance of their cheeks, jowls, jawline, and neck are the best candidates for rhytidectomy.

The popularity of rhytidectomy and its evolution have resulted in the development of a variety of different incisions and techniques. Dr. Spencer and Manning use an incision that minimizes the movement of any facial hair (especially in the temple region) and with his meticulous closure technique, leaves an imperceptible scar.


How Does a Rhytidectomy Work?

The operation involves four stages: the incision, the elevation of the skin, the repositioning of the facial muscles and fat, and closure. Drs. Spencer and Manning often address both the cheek/jowl and neck area during the third stage of the procedure to maximize improvement in both areas.

Our doctors’ primary goal is to ensure a natural-looking appearance by camouflaging scars while maximizing surgical improvement. Because of the ability of facelift surgery to dramatically improve the appearance of the face, it is one of the most satisfying procedures Drs. Spencer and Manning perform.

However, facelift surgery is not for everyone. The best results are seen with properly-selected candidates who enter the surgical process psychologically prepared and with realistic expectations.


About Jared R. Spencer, MD

Dr. Spencer is a native of Pocatello, Idaho, completed his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then attended medical school on scholarship at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in Seattle.

As a prerequisite for a career in facial plastic surgery, he completed an internship in general surgery and residency training in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery at the University of Rochester – Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.

Thereafter, he was accepted into subspecialty fellowship training through the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, working at the prestigious Mittelman Plastic Surgery Center and Stanford University Medical Center in Northern California. He arrived in Northwest Arkansas 3 years ago as the only board certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in the area with a particular emphasis and expertise in facial aesthetic surgery.

Jared R. Spencer, MD has rich experience in aging-face surgery (face, neck, brow & eyelids), nasal contouring (rhinoplasty), and minimally invasive techniques for facial rejuvenation (Botox®, fillers, skin resurfacing). He also performs a very popular mini face/neck lift in his office that can be done without general anesthesia. His work specializes in obtaining natural-appearing aesthetics, while maintaining patient safety as his overriding goal. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

Throughout his career and education, Dr. Spencer has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and academic awards; he has also published articles and book chapters on various facial plastic surgery topics.

Dr. Spencer is the cofounder of the Ozark Facial Plastic Surgery Center, the only center in Northwest Arkansas to focus exclusively on facial aesthetics.

He is on staff at Northwest Medical Center-Springdale, Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville, Willow Creek Women’s Hospital, Physician’s Specialty Hospital, and Washington Regional Medical Center where he serves in several executive leadership positions.



Contact Dr. Jared Spencer
6823 Issac’s Orchard Rd., Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 751-7000
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